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Dropped from $600/month to $50

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by omar37, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. omar37

    omar37 Newbie

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    I have a website (using wordpress) which is mainly used for PPD, has a couple of links to cracked programs/serials etc..
    Anyway I use to make around $500-$600 per month, had it on autopilot for around 3-4 months, earnings were dropping but only slightly but then a huge drop in both traffic and earnings happened. A screen shot below shows the drop in traffic:

    img4.imageshack.us/img4/4555/traffics.png

    What could have caused this?
    And is there anyway I can fix this?
    thanks, any help will be appreciated!
     

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  2. dropsy16

    dropsy16 Junior Member

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    How were you getting your traffic initially?
     
  3. Anderson108

    Anderson108 Newbie

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    Going to need way more details to answer such a general question.
     
  4. omar37

    omar37 Newbie

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    Was getting most traffic from google and other search engines/dailymotion videos
    videos are still up.
     
  5. tomsko

    tomsko Regular Member

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    It all depends on your traffic source, looking at earnings drop doesn't solve anything. Are your videos still ranking for kw's?
     
  6. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    In case you were using Organic trafic,what methods you used to rank?
    Also,have you investigated your link profile lately,in case of Neg seo attack?
     
  7. omar37

    omar37 Newbie

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    videos are still ranked, I've checked.
     
  8. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    You're rankings dropped, you lost traffic. Plain and simple.
     
  9. dropsy16

    dropsy16 Junior Member

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    Links still up?
     
  10. omar37

    omar37 Newbie

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    Yes, links are up.
     
  11. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    I'd say this sums it up. Now the next question is why did your rankings drop?
     
  12. ehinoze

    ehinoze Power Member

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    did you totally leave it on auto pilot?if yes then thats the problem.when you plant and rest too much, the weeds take over the garden.my advice is try to take back your garden.do you have backups of your videos?check if they re still ranking.check if they are still on.check if your cracks are getting outdated or invalid.3-4 months is enough time to get outta business
     
  13. imperial444

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    Check your Google Analytics and see what serps brought you the biggest traffic, then check those positions in google and get results.
     
  14. kuzmanin

    kuzmanin Regular Member

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    Try also YouTube traffic
    It is still easy to rank video
    Google doesn't like hacker sites and don't rank them good in search results
     
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  15. TheMoneyWizard

    TheMoneyWizard Elite Member

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    Very true, I have to use YouTube for traffic.
     
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  16. RushingWind

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    Hmm what method to get traffic? rankings or YouTube?
     
  17. prab1996

    prab1996 Elite Member

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    tis can be because your videos are old or you need to upload new videos about new products .
     
  18. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    He said he had google searches and some dailymotion traffic.

    A ranking position will vanish sooner or later (my opinion), the best option is to continually add new content so the traffic will catch up form other search phrases.
     
  19. jascoken

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    There are many possibilities as we all know, and traffic is like women and shoes; if you can get a firm handle on it, then you're a better man than me...

    But the main thing that you should have done, that was in YOUR direct control was rinse and repeat what you'd done before...

    ...What if you did the whole thing from scratch every month, with new hosting, content, designs, etc. all new and removed from your old site. And what if you started this a year ago? You'd probably have 4-6 ranking in the top 10, and the loss of 1 would just be an annoyance, as you'd have others on the way up.

    i say this to IMers ALL the time. If you can create a $500-1000pm site then for God's sake replicate it. This is the easy route to $3-5k p.m. Then you can build from there with a base income in place that's not reliant on one site.
     
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  20. umerjutt00

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    You situation is very much similar to me. I think the problem is the very high bounce rate because the visitors quickly click on the download link and do not spend much time on your site due to which Google starts thinking that your website is not useful which ultimately results in drop in rankings. Another possible reason can be a penalty.....