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Corrected SEOMOZ errors and serps dropped. SEMOZ Full of Sh**?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by txhepoker, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. txhepoker

    txhepoker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Corrected SEOMOZ errors and serps dropped. SEMOZ Full of Sh**? (I know they aren't full of it... Got respect for their knowledge... ;) )

    I guess if it aint broke don't fix it but I didn't listen.

    Got a site that came back with to many errors in regards to links. As it is a wordpress blog it did have a huge tag cloud and archive list in the sidebar. I took SEOMOZ advice and dropped the cloud and got rid of some useless tags. Replaced the sidebars with recent post widget. It replaced the space, still had some links but removed the "Spammy" quantity. Also clicked the "Use noindex for Tag Archives:" option on seo plugin to avoid duplicate content.

    I then rebuilt my xml and hours later I tanked 5-20 spots depending on keywords.

    Anyone ever have a similar experience. Just curious if I should ride it out if its a dance or undo my changes.

    My ultimate goal was clean up this site for long term success.

    As always, thank you so much for any help guys..
     
  2. 3v0|v3

    3v0|v3 Regular Member

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    I am pretty sure what you did was right. It might just be dancing a little bit as Google takes in your new info.
     
  3. pennystocks

    pennystocks Junior Member

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    yes, I agree wait 3-4 weeks to see if it helps or not.
     
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    javanx3d Newbie

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    I had a similar thing happen a few months back when I merged a bunch of tags that had accumulated on a site from like 800 to 50...
    It eventually came back with some new link building, but was a pain.
     
  5. txhepoker

    txhepoker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    thinking i might just restore to a previous point. I just did a new crawl after the adjustment and my excessive link errors increased? WTF?
     
  6. MeetTheVirus

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    More then likely its just a dance and will return back to normal or even higher then it was.

    As far as the tag cloud thing goes, I use it on a couple of my sites and have had to issues with it. Matt Cutts himself has a video of him on youtube talking about how tag clouds will not hurt your SEO efforts if you keep it SMALL.

    I love SEOmoz and I have learned so much from the team over the years, I even went to their convention last year (thanks to my company I work for)

    You have to remember though, the tactics they use greatly differ compared to black-hat techniques. They come as white hat as they get and strategy's are quite a bit different.
     
  7. GraveDigger00

    GraveDigger00 Registered Member

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    If it was up to them, this forum and 90% of our/affiliate site would be gone totally on the internet. They are super uber goody goody, and I would only go down their road if you are committing to mostly do their no black hat at all techniques.
     
  8. MeetTheVirus

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    Indeed lol..

    At the convention there was a point that a black hat guy was talking and said.

    "I can push 50k backlinks to someones website with a push of the button, if you dont believe me give me a URL and consider it done"

    alot of people walked out with the most disgusting look on their faces. Almost like he just kicked a dog that only had 3 legs or somthing.

    I was thinking to myself. "whats so bad? I do that all that time.." (just not on my money sites of course :blah:)

    I mean they offer good advice through their blog and the community they have, but you need the best of both worlds.