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Does this look like a penalty

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thedon23, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    My sites ranks had dropped a bit here and there, but never like this. Site is about 4 months old. Tons of content. I'm sh*ting myself here :eek:

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    Maybe it is a penalty,, :)
     
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    forlearnx Regular Member

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    What have you done in the past couple of months?
     
  5. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    What's the color of my parachute? Wait, what? haha

    Well, I thought it may be a dance at first. But I have like 50 keywords I'm targeting, and I save them in Market Samuraii. I checked, and they have ALL dropped.

    In the past month or two, some private blog posts, web 2.0's, article submissions, blog commenting, etc.. A few reputable services around the forum. This blows. :yell:
     
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  6. southbayboredom

    southbayboredom Registered Member

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    For my site, all my keywords dropped at the same time, and popped back at the same time as well. This is because the keywords were targeting my root domain, not individual pages. If your 50 kw's are pointing at 50 pages, then yea, it would very much sound like a penalty.

    Go check the status of your domain in google webmaster tools. Might be an update there.
     
  7. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I actually never had this site added to Google Webmaster tools. Yeah, I just checked out your thread. Looks good so far, good luck :)

    Yeah, the 50 kw's are pointing at 50 pages. And what is even more weird... okay, so let's say I have the following keywords:

    - jobs in california
    - jobs in florida

    Not only did my site drop like 50 spots for "jobs in florida", the page ranking for "jobs in florida" is the page targeting the keyword "jobs in california". Everything is all mixed up. This SUCKS. FML lmao
     
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    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Does not look at all like a penalty.
     
  9. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Well, that's reassuring to hear that :) But may I ask, what makes you say that?
     
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    If this rank dropped only in one or two days then it is penalty..
     
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    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hm, never heard that one before, but I appreciate your feedback!

    Anybody else?
     
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    themidiman Power Member

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    Honestly I have no idea what the difference between a dance/penalty is.
    All I know is that both can last a long time, but I have always come out.

    I have had the same thing happen to my sites, especially when you say random pages ranking for the wrong KW's.
    I think it is most likely just a dance, as G is reevaluating your site and the relevancy of the pages for the KW's.

    You can consider yourself lucky to have never seen this before. And yes it does suck.
    Just take solace in knowing that you will come out of this. Just keep doing what you do.
     
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  13. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Awesome, thanks man! +rep. I guess what I'll do then is not change anything. I'll keep building links, and building content regularly.

    It's weird though, cause I did have wrong pages ranking for the wrong keywords on this site a few times for a couple of keywords/pages, but this time it's literally 90% of the keywords/pages.
     
  14. Kris88

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    I had this happen in the middle of October, I am still not back. I hope you do not feel the same wrath.

    Apparently it lasts 90 days, so I'm hoping this is true as that means I should expect a change at the end of the week.

    Here's to hoping...
     
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    It's too early to judge. The good thing is that the rankings aren't dropped off the face of the earth. If it is penalized, it's nothing a steady amount of quality backlinks can't cure. I've done it before for a site that dropped over 100 ranks. I left it alone for a couple months and started building again. It is now ranked on the 2nd page for a couple keywords.
     
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  16. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thansk for the feedback bro. I'll monitor the rankings to see if they move back up (fingers crossed).

    Let us know if it bounces back! :)
     
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    Told you, Panda ate your lunch. :p
     
  18. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hahahaha :D This is all I gotta say!

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    dosent seem like a penalty, depends on what has happened over the past few months
     
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    Were the blogcomments directly to your money site or to the first or second tier?