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Blog Links and ranking drop

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by DonDraper, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. DonDraper

    DonDraper Newbie

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    I have experienced a slight drop in my main website rankings and I was mainly using Press releases and a combination of wordpress blogs. On the wordpress blogs, I mainly structured them like mini websites to avoid updating them frequently with spun content. I haven't done a press release in a while... not sure if that's the reason. Just trying to see if anyone else has experienced a drop with their wordpress blog or has a different strategy.

    Note: I'm going to try to blast another PR and see if it helps.
     
  2. Andrew Scherer

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    "Combination of wordpress blogs" - these are self hosted or what? How many did you have and what is the content like? Did you interlink them?
     
  3. xrbases

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    imho if you're creating blog networks for seo you must update them asap
     
  4. DonDraper

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    It was a 50% hosted and 50% on the network. I'm linking probably 75% to the money site and the rest to each other. I think the problem is, I'm not updating them frequently. Question, is there an easy to use tool for this? Right now everything is on a master list and I update them manually.

    Another note, I noticed when I switched from auto blogs to mini sites, my serp went way up. Not sure if google knew they were auto blogs and I set them up incorrectly, but it definitely helped.
     
  5. Hierarchy

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    yea.. I wouldn't link them together as well. I would also make sure that they are on different ip's if possible while private registering your domains if you want to be extra safe.
     
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    what type of wordpress blogs you are using, There might be any other reason.
     
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    I think when there is a talk of own blog network one of the very useful guide i ever read is at http://source-wave.com/how-to-build-a-blog-networ/

    So OP please take a look there may be you can learn new things and can improve your blog network power for eg :)
     
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  8. DonDraper

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    So you would link all blogs just to the main site?
     
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    Interesting that, I use press releases a bit, but I think if I do use them I'll just have 1 link in them from now on, i think you'd probably get away with that especially if it's not keyword anchor and is just to a domain you might still get some juice.