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Anyone's site experienced this in SERPS

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by UNCLEBUCK, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. UNCLEBUCK

    UNCLEBUCK BANNED BANNED

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    One of my sites was sitting pretty page 2 in google. Then last week site totally disappeared from rankings, yet all pages are indexed still, no penalty in gwt. Nothing else to suggest a penalty. Back link profile is "greyhat". Have people seen things similar before? Can It last a few weeks? Seems
    long time for a dance/adjustment ? None of my other sites have done this.
     
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    My sape sites have been doing this like crazy. The sites would fall off with no indication of a manual penalty in GWT or deindexing. Usually when this happens, I remove all sape links, but I do have one site that I've kept sape links on to see if it'll recover after some time. It's been 5 days and its still no where to be found. I'm going to keep it there for another week and see what happens.
     
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    Sounds like mine but I have no sape links.. Seems odd, never seen this before
     
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    midnight_focus Power Member

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    may be a competitor neg seo your site. check your backlinks
     
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    I have, no neg seo
     
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    This seems to happen when one does new link building... it goes away completely, then always seems to come back stronger and better. I take the view that it's best to do nothing if it's still indexed - just leave it, it will bounce back nicely :)
     
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  7. screw123

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    It normal unless it is just for short time, max few days.
     
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    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Have you changed up your SEO strategy lately?
     
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    Happened with me, one of my page that was ranking a top position got literary de-indexed while all other pages of my site were indexed as they were
    It lasted for 10 days, then i posted some fresh content blasted some social signals and i got my rankings back :)
     
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    This is what I was going to suggest. Have you done much SEO recently to perhaps trigger this?
     
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    Sorry for the noob question but how do you guys check if your site is penalized or not?
     
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    Over optimization penalty.
     
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    Check your on-page seo guys.
     
  14. Bartholomew

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    Could be just dancing, wait for a week or two. Some of my sites keep appearing and disappearing on 2nd and 1st pages on very competitive keywords for at least month already. One of sites disappeared completely on 18th december, a few keywords appeared on second page just for a hour of two, then disappeared again. On 11th of January it suddenly returned back to previous positions.
     
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    Happened to several of my sites about two months after I bit the bullet and installed analytics.

    No warning in webmaster tools. Sites that were grey but almost white with several years ranking history.

    A few months later after lots of work Im not seeing much recovery. I know one way or the other I got done on over optimisation and lack of dilution in anchor text, but all pages still indexed and still ranking for some not so important longtails.
     
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    All my on page is solid and iv been doing Seo consistently on it, so it's just very strange, I can't see the purpose of it disappearing for a couple of weeks and then reappearing (if it even does)
     
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    I'm having the same problem, a site ranking 2nd page for very competitive keywords lost all rankings last week.No penalty or email from google and site is still indexed.
     
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    sounds like its from this strange unofficial update/minor update that affected a few people last week. I had the same experience as you a few keywords dropping but the majority of the site was ok.
     
  19. CrazyBuddy

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    may be it is a new update from google..
     
  20. UNCLEBUCK

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    Hmmmm strange goings on