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Annoying Google placement SEO issue

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jasybee, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. jasybee

    jasybee Newbie

    Aug 17, 2013
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    Hi there,

    I am new to this forum so please bear with me. I have a little problem with the ranking of my site on Google. It keeps placing high then dropping?

    I have been in the web design business a short while now and relied on word of mouth for work leads. This year following a couple of health scares and work drying up, I recently decided to give my website a makeover to try to get work that way. This involved using WordPress and creating a responsive design. I also simplified the design to try to get better loading times but the hosting provider I have is not the best so sometimes the site can load a little slowly.

    Anyway I have been working on my SEO to try to get my site ranked for no.1 for the keywords 'web design portsmouh'. I started doing this just over a month ago. I have been using Yoast SEO and also been looking at competitors back links and using them. Some were directories and some were posts on good PR blogs.

    I have been using white hat seo techniques and blogging and using ethical link building. No black hat at all. Hubspot marketing grader gives me 74/100. I have noticed that there are sites that site on page 1 serps and are newer than my domain with fewer links and indexed pages. It seems a bit unfair to me! :(

    I noticed after a few weeks that my site was on page 6 or 7 of Google so I told Google to re-index it stating that the whole site had changed. After a day or so the site appears on page 1 of Google for those keywords! Yay I thought! Then two days later it drops to like page 3/4 even though I have not touched it!

    I thought this was weird and noticed the cached page was the older site, so I told Google to re-index it again. Same thing happened. After a day it's back on page 1 but higher up. It stayed there for two days and now it's on page 3/4 again!

    I do have a page of 'affiliates' which are reciprocal links for directory listings. Not too many though.

    Does anyone know what is going on here? Is this normal and do I need to be more patient?

    I don't know whether the page loading time is affecting it or the affiliates page? It's a mystery at the moment! One that maybe you can help me solve?

    Surely this is not a Panda/Penguin update issue?

    Any advice or guidance would be very gratefully received as this is driving me mad. Many thanks in advance.
  2. Andrew Scherer

    Andrew Scherer Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2009
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    Mazatlan, Mexico
    What kind of links have you built ?
  3. Nexusx2

    Nexusx2 Regular Member

    Feb 7, 2011
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    I'm pretty sure every time you do a large amount of backlinking you site will be pulled from the search engine and then placed at the bottom for the algo to do its thing and bring you back up basesd on your SEO. I would start to worry after about a month. Just slowly build content on other websites and then backlink those backlinks. Remember 1 backlink per day per 1 visitor.