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Crazy spike and drop in rankings in Jan - I cant explain what happened...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seoactive, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. seoactive

    seoactive Regular Member

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    Whats with this crazy spike and drop in rankings last month. I did absolutely nothing. Zero link building on this site and yeah....
     
  2. TFGreen

    TFGreen Junior Member

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    Good question. You need to provide more information.
     
  3. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    Is it a UK based site?
     
  4. seoactive

    seoactive Regular Member

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    That site is based in US.
     
  5. bigbong

    bigbong Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There is a number of posts on BHW re Google changes in January:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...527617-there-another-google-update-today.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/527692-visitors-decline.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/528391-google-new-update.html

    In addition Google made some major changes to the image search function, which may have affected traffic if you had popular images on your site:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...age-search-why-you-may-have-lost-traffic.html

    It's all rather nasty.
     
  6. sussane

    sussane Registered Member

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    has the changes been stabilized now ?
     
  7. ThunderC

    ThunderC Power Member

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    i had the same thing, traffic dropped on Jan 22nd, and just recovered a few days ago.
     
  8. seoactive

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    Thanks for the info. I have read them all and I am aware of these updates. But based on that chart, I am not too sure if it is just that alone.. because it spike and drop every 2-3 days. and I am talking about from #232 to #10, then from #10 to #50, then #50 to #300+ then back to first page etc.
     
  9. bigbong

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    I have the same. Yesterday ranked 1st page for 20 of my main kw. Today down on 4-8 page. Seems to be 1 or 2 really bad days and then 1 or 2 good days ever since the 17th.
     
  10. araqueli

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    some of my sites went up a lot! mostly the ones with very little off site SEO... crazy
     
  11. Mr_Cool

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    Same. .
     
  12. pokerjk

    pokerjk Senior Member

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    The 17th the day a lot of sh*t went down! Add some links man... the site should stabilize.