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BIG DROP in serps- not sure what's going on

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThisRubicon, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. ThisRubicon

    ThisRubicon Newbie

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    So I wake up this morning to find that my keywords all dropped in the serps by 5-100 positions following my last index. Where do I need to start in researching what i potentially did wrong?

    I dont "think" i have been backlinking to quickly and my domain is a month old

    my domain is proof culture .kom (no spaces)

    Any advice is appreciated. :)
     
  2. ThisRubicon

    ThisRubicon Newbie

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    I figured it out guys, i deleted a BUNCH of pages from my index and google picked that up in my latest index..they were pages from my old site and i did not want to be penalized for duplicate content..now i have to consider restoring these pages hahahaha
     
  3. ThisRubicon

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    what is VERY odd is that google was not penalizing me for using duplicate content..in fact it was rewarding me very well.....this is VERY interesting
     
  4. navimeister

    navimeister Regular Member

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    Everything seems fine to me. Only idea is I would test removing the footer links. Might be seen as keyword stuffing.
     
  5. ThisRubicon

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    I discovered the issue and fixed it, this is VERY interesting!
     
  6. GrizzlyAdams

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    Maybe it was finally getting around to penalizing you for the duplicate content?
     
  7. ThisRubicon

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    it was actually the opposite...i was being rewarded for duplicate content and when I disabled the SERP's from indexing this content, my ranking went down....i think I stumbled across a new technique to test out