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Complete swap in top 10 serps - ever happened to you?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by styles81, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. styles81

    styles81 Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have been doing some contextual backlinking to a KW recently (past 12 weeks), perhap 1-3 links per week. I got the KW up to position 8 (about a month ago), then 5 (two weeks ago) and then on Saturday the site moved to position 3. All good at this point.

    I go check today and my site has dropped to position 8...and the site that was 8 has now moved up to position 3... so its been a direct swap in rankings between both sites.

    All other sites positions in top10 have stayed the same . My question are...is this a dance? and has anyone seen that behaviour before?
     
  2. bitencrypt

    bitencrypt BANNED BANNED

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    Do backlink research on that site. if you want to keep your rank use microdata in your backlinks and website.
     
  3. styles81

    styles81 Junior Member

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    Thanks, but I was just looking to canvas input from others to see if this commonly occurred. I have checked Rank tracker,which shows the serp jumping,whilst google.co.uk shows me at positing 8 now

    Havent seen a direct swap like that before.
     
  4. styles81

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    Hey guys, I would really appreciate some input on this. Think im going to stop link building on this keyword to see if there is further drops...what do you think?

    It is strange because the contextual links i have been building are quality...with good unique articles...minimum 500 words (some up to 800-900).
     
  5. tencentpiece

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    You have a sample size of one, weird shit happens all the time. Spend less time posting pointless questions and more time building value and links.