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Domain Keywords - Not #1

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aznxmtg, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    I use to rank #1 for my domain keywords.

    Eg. XYX.com I would rank #1 for "XYX." My website is almost 7 months old with PR of 2. It has very fresh content, I update at least once a week. Last week I had like 4 new posts. Google crawls my site a lot too.

    It happened 3 days ago, when after I changed my website title and my other pages title and description (with SEO plugin on wordpress).

    The day that I disappeared from ranking, was the day I noticed 200 more backlinks on yahoo (I had around 900 3 days ago). Currently, I have around ~10,000.

    I'm still in google search engine, as I tried site:XYX.com and it showed all of my pages (every single one of them). Also my domain appears when I search "XYX.com" or "XY X.com" or "X Y X com."

    Is this what you call sandbox? Or just google dance? Cause before this happened I was ranking for other keywords on page 1 (not #1, but still on page 1).

    I thought sandbox was when they dropped you in rankings but you still appear?

    Thanks for all the help in advance.
     
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  2. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    Well my domain keywords are not appearing in the Top 100, but yesterday I had one of my pages appear on rank 102. But it disappeared in the afternoon. So this is sandbox? Sandbox makes you disppear from ranking?

    I thought they just stop you from moving in your rank.

    Also I was told when people change title/description they disappear from ranking then come back? Could it be the case here?
     
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  3. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    from what i have read the G slap can be a few things
    * a temp set back in rankings
    * a temp deindex
    * a perm deindex

    10k links is a lot. could be the issue
     
  4. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    But a deindex wouldn't allow me to do "site:xyx.com" and there is no set back as I'm not ranked for the keywords I use to rank.

    I think I got penalized.
     
  5. hotnguyen

    hotnguyen Registered Member

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    Don't worry bro, rest assured. It's happened to me too when I changed the home page title. It's gone, just vanished. Then come back in less than a week in the same position. I bet.

    One thing I've noticed though, the mysterious disappearing only happens on newer sites - Not on older sites.
     
  6. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    Someone told me to wait 4 day, hopefully it will be back and then I get a G slap for that many backlinks lol.
     
  7. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    Anyone have more insight on this?
     
  8. acimag

    acimag Newbie

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    get your shoes on it's time to dance. when you change titles and behind the scenes coding. google looks at you different. if you made changes for the better see what the next week brings you and then adjust from there.
     
  9. hughmac

    hughmac Newbie

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    If you were ranking well why on earth change your site title? Google then has to re evaluate your site against your competition when you had all ready found a sweet spot in your niche, even if it was by accident! But its important to keep doing what you were doing previously, before the slap, your site will eventually reappear in the serps. Its position will be dependant on the competition and and how well they have optimised for phrase or keyword your using.
     
  10. blackmamba456

    blackmamba456 Junior Member

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    I wouldn't worry if its 3 days you've waited. You need longer to make a conclusion. I've seen some weird shit happen to rankings before. One of my sites plummeted to rank 65 and the next day got number 1!

    Weird stuff like this happens from time to time, 3 days isn't long enough to make a judgement.
     
  11. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    My pages didn't have the right descriptions to attract them to click even though I am on Page 1 before.

    I feel the new descriptions will improve it.

    And I didn't feel the title fit my blog, so I changed it. It is now well suited, it should help me rank better... I would hate to change everything back haha.