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Dug myself a huge dupe content hole, how much do I have to undo?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by pmacafee, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. pmacafee

    pmacafee Newbie

    May 21, 2015
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    So it started out rather inocently for my transportation site. I created 4 boards in Pinterest about aspects of my business, local tourism, local tech business, competition from Uber, etc. I used the Pinterest toolbar button to pin daily news articles into each of the 4 boards. Within a few months i got 5000+ views, and re-pints, likes, followers etc. Then the mistakes started. I put a Wordpress blog on my site and used IFTTT to post the pinned articles to 4 related Wordpress post categories. I also used IFTTT to post to a Tumblr blog, the company Facebook page, company Twitter account, LinkedIn, Then it got worse. I stopped posting directly to everything other than Wordpress and got a Wordpress plug-in to post to the above sites and then signed up for a half dozen Facebook groups themed around the 4 Pinterest boards and then auto-posted from the Wordpress blog to all those sites. The new articles were good, and got lots of likes-re-tweets etc. Then the ax fell over last weekend and the site went from #14 for the dominant key phrase to 24 on the third page. Never in our 15 year history have we would up on page three. So here is the question: How deep do I have to go to undo all my mistakes. I am in the process of deleting the 2500 posts in Wordpress, do I have ot delete the tweets and Facebook posts etc.?
  2. Lamuks

    Lamuks Regular Member

    Mar 10, 2014
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    I'm sorry. But are you saying you dropped in rank, because that instead of posting everything manually to each account you started doing it automatically with software?
  3. akaalexa

    akaalexa Newbie

    Dec 30, 2015
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    Would it be possible that you received some suspicious backlinks as a result of all this publicity? There may be other reasons I can't think of right now, but try to analyze all your automated social sharing and see if it wasn't the direct cause of the drop in search engine results but rather led to some other problem? If your content is of good quality, it would be a shame to delete it. There's also the chance some of your competitors outranked you....that can happen too.