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40k/day site dropped in ranking - Google dance?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by topaul, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. topaul

    topaul Newbie

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    For about 3 months my site dropped big time in Google rankings, which means a drop of 10k unique Google hits a day!

    I made some front page changes and I was building links before the drop occurred, so I thought it was just a Google dance. I kept continue building links like I did before till now.

    I have experiences with a Google dance drop of 1 month and 2 months, but not with 3 months+.

    Before the drop my site was found for some big real high competitive main keywords and a lot of long tail keywords. Now my site only gets 2k - 3k SE hits a day, which is yahoo/bing, but also still some hits from Google. Before I had total 12k - 13k Google hits a day.

    Anyone have similar experiences of a Google dance of 3 months, or maybe I'm punished because of my link building/changing the front page?
     
  2. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    Impossible to say without knowing more about the site. Could be still dancing, could be pandalized, could be whatever.
     
  3. soull

    soull Junior Member

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    Make some good links and look what happends ;)
     
  4. topaul

    topaul Newbie

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    Ok, but maybe someone had a similar experience...
     
  5. WizIMS

    WizIMS Power Member

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    I had a similar experience mate.

    Just focus on building as much as high authority backlinks..

    Even if you had to pay a lot of money, just get them! After that you'll "remove the Google doubt" and they'll appreciate your website more, and hopefully rank you even higher..
     
  6. HatIsBlacked

    HatIsBlacked Regular Member

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    did the change involve moving ads above the fold or add more ads?
     
  7. jdmeg6

    jdmeg6 Junior Member

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    40k traffic/day , can you say what type of site it is?
     
  8. kilauea999

    kilauea999 Regular Member

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    [​IMG]

    Maybe just be a little more patient and it'll come out of the penalty box eventually?
     
  9. blackhatchampion

    blackhatchampion Senior Member

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    do Qualities Back links. Follow only high PR sites. You will get ranking 100%
     
  10. kideze

    kideze Elite Member

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    there is pure truth to this. also throw some new wiki links in there too.
     
  11. thelinkjuice

    thelinkjuice Newbie

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    Man that sucks, hopefully you get your traffic back.
     
  12. NeoPat

    NeoPat Power Member

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    As mentioned high contextual pr links are the way to go for you mate
     
  13. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    My initial questions would be:

    1. How big is your site? Could there be duplicate content issues?
    2. Do you have unique meta descriptions/keywords for each page or is every page the same?
    3. Do you have a heavily spammy link profile from the past (scrapebox, xurumer, etc.)?
    4. Is it a "directory" type site or an e-commerce site?

    These are a few of the issues Google seems to be catching up with and punishing.
     
  14. psteve710

    psteve710 Registered Member

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