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A Google BUG or just a way to mask and update?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ija61, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. ija61

    ija61 Senior Member

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    Some of you may notice that if you are looking in webmaster tools/traffic/links to your site you will that the numbers of your backlinks is dropping...

    Here is the explanation:

    http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/webmasters/_r3YwCyJvB4

    And here is the G announcement of a bug

    http://webmaster-forum-announcements.blogspot.ro/2013/02/known-issue-links-to-your-site-data.html

    They say that this will not affect you indexing or ranking or any other raking berformance.. but...

    But beside this... once that backlinks number start to drop I have also saw a drop on few of my kw ranking and the traffic is down by 20%....

    So is just a bug and my the ranking drop is due only to the last pr update and that bug is a coincidences or is a way that G mask an algorithm update and a aggressive cleaning process.

    Until now I didn't manage to go with any test but I would like to know your experience about this last events and I will come with an update once I will finish to analyze where the ranking drop came from.

    Thank you
     
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  2. gorang

    gorang Elite Member

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    My rankings always drop when there is a full moon. I'm still looking for the reason why :(
     
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    I dont see any drop on my backlink number but i realize since yesterday my traffic drop almost 50%
     
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    No wonder my GMT that used to show 40k links from one of my site dropped down to 100, I was like weird and sign out. Thanks for reporting.
     
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    By the way... The number show in my WMT doped from 250k to 9.9k
     
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    I have a new theory that I want to discuss... id possible that G use this excuse to clean the links that was posted on the disallow tool?

    So they keep getting links from people and now they remove all those links from all the websites that have them in the backlink section.

    What do you think about that...?

    P.S. My rankings start to came back to the previous positions but he number ob backlinks in WMT is still around 9k