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Affiliate site i made a month ago. No backlinks. Huge drops out of nowhere

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Donald Trump, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Donald Trump

    Donald Trump Registered Member

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    I basically built out a niche site and let it index when it got near 20k words
    It started out good with a couple keywords on bottom of page 2 and also 3,4
    I added about another 5-6k words over the next couple of weeks. I havent touched it now for about two weeks.

    All the sudden its rankings have dropped multiple pages. I have not built a single link to the site. There is nothing in webmaster tools. No manual actions, no links to my site, no crawl errors, no html improvements. This is a high quality site. Webmaster still shows my rankings where they were a couple weeks ago. But serpbook and manual searching shows that they have dropped quite a bit.

    Any ideas on why this would be happening?

    edit: some of my keywords have even disappeared completely
     
  2. Mr.JackO

    Mr.JackO Newbie

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    My guess is your competitors are smart enough to build links pushing your website down.
     
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    Maybe just a dance
     
  4. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    did you make the site with wordmess?
    or did you use standard html pages?
     
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    Whats wrong with wordpress?
     
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    So you were updating it, what, daily? And then you stopped for two weeks and now it's dropped? Might be a connection there, just a thought.
     
  7. The Scarlet Pimp

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    nothing, it's the wp themes that i take issue with.

    i always have trouble with wp themes (table borders not displaying; text not centering; the font size is too small, etc. etc. etc.) and end up tracking down errors.

    i'm currently using the "tesseract theme, by tyler moore" and i spent several days fixing a dozen idiotic changes the coder made to the css files. like submit buttons having their width set to "50%" of the screen size!

    ever see a submit button that was over 500 pixels wide... :eek:

    the coder also disabled both the "bold" and the "centering" function of the <TH> tag for some reason. this makes it the same as the <TD> tag, plus it has a white background that can't be changed unless you rewrite the theme's "style.css" page.

    http://tesseracttheme.com/
     
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    So use different themes.
     
  9. Donald Trump

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    I let it go live then added some more content here and there for a couple weeks then nothing really for about two weeks.

    Only thing i can think of is i had another site in webmaster tools that was performing unusually bad. Didn't show and manual actions but i think it definitely had some form of penalty. I took it out of search console yesterday.

    I could understand a dance if I was building links. Maybe the automated scrapers that link to new websites are throwing it off?
     
  10. Donald Trump

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    now some are coming back, while others are dropping off completely
     
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    Dance probably.