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Ahrefs Rank Massive Drop. Also results in traffic loss!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spectrejoe, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Alright so last month for the first 15 days I had ~370-390 UV daily, at the last 15 days it really jumped to 450-700 daily UV, very nice traffic but also very unstable,

    However on November 24 ahrefs rank suddenly CRASHED.

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    I didn't really notice anything in terms of traffic however since 29th-30th of November my traffic DROPPED HARD. From the 370-700 UV it dropped all the way down to ~300 UV daily and is now currently at ~250-300.

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    Now you may think that's not very significant but it is, by this time of the month I'd be earning ~20-30$ daily, I'm currently earning ~5$ daily with only 14 sales in the past 5 days, sure blame it on the conversion (which was 9.5% last month) and is currently sitting at 3% but then again you see that my traffic drop also brought over all the trash traffic.


    Now I don't know what could possibly be the cause of this issue, the only thing wrong with my backlink profile in Ahrefs is a Do-follow / No-follow difference 84/16% respectively and the fact that the second most used anchor tag for my 5.5k total backlinks is a chinese/japanese tag however I doubt that's the reason since it's been sitting there for several months now.

    My backlinks keep increasing every day and my rank is also slowly crawling back up but what could have caused it to crash so fiercely? Anyone got any ideas what may trigger it?
     
  2. javadth

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    google penalty hat u ?
     
  3. spectrejoe

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    Doubt it, haven't done link building to this site for the prior 2-3 months, only restarted after the recent rank drop.

    Worst thing is that the page ranking #1 doesn't even have my keyword A SINGLE TIME.

    Not even the most important part of my keyword (product name).

    How is this even ranking for this keyword if it doesn't even have the product name a single time what the hell
     
  4. javadth

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    did u checked google webmaster manual action ?
     
  5. spectrejoe

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    Yea, nothing.
     
  6. spectrejoe

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    bump
     
  7. seoheroo

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    Do you keep track of your keyword ranking? You can't tell what happens with an overview. You need to dig in and see what happened.
    Check your keywords ranking. See which one went down. IS it all or just some keywords? You need to dig into your data and check.
    Good luck to you.
     
  8. spectrejoe

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    only 1 keyword was bringing me traffic but I think overall almost all keywords went down a couple of positions.
     
  9. seoheroo

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    Any of your backlinks are from spam sites?
     
  10. bartosimpsonio

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    I've never seen Ahrefs predict anything of the sort. What you have there is a coincidence.
     
  11. spectrejoe

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    Plenty, someone tried to neg seo me with a japanese tag apparently. But it's been there for a long time, I doubt it would only affect me now.
     
  12. seoheroo

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    You'll be surprised even if its old. Just go to google webmaster tool and remove it. Google do have manual reviewers too. They always update their software as well.
    Good luck to you.
     
  13. spectrejoe

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    too many japanese links to count
     
  14. DeadJoe

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    spectrejoe, how many affiliate links do you have per page? if you have a lot then try to reduce some and see if your site bounces back
     
  15. spectrejoe

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    It has been like this ever since I created the site I doubt I'd have affiliate link problems 7-9 months after creating the site.
     
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    U might have lost one or many strong backlink which caused a sudden drop in ahrefs rank. Look for lost backlinks in that interval from ahrefs. one of my expired domain lost backlink from adobe and its rank dropped dramatically. As u hv lost hq backlinks u might hv lost ranking also. Compare ur keywords' rank
     
  17. spectrejoe

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    i have looked for backlinks lost from the last 3 weeks, not a single important link.