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Footer text

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sasupo, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. sasupo

    sasupo Newbie

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    Hello,

    I do have a Online store with 17.000 indexed sites in Google. The domain is PR2
    Three weeks ago, I did remove the footer text with about 100 words, that was visible on each page.

    After some days traffic was dramatically decreased, and did not recovered until today.
    This was before the new Penguin update

    Can be the reason for loosing traffic this footer text?
    Is footer text "duplicate content"?

    Should I put it back?

    Thanks to all for all advices
     
  2. hootsparta

    hootsparta Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Penguin Update affected the duplicate content blogs only friend...So your footer is not a problem..You use Spun articles to your site?
     
  3. sasupo

    sasupo Newbie

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    Our site is not a blog, but online store with 15k + products
    We use our own product description in 70% and more cases

    The footer text was a description about shopping in our store, like short terms with 100 words.
     
  4. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Put it back and see what happens, that may have been the only batch of LSI keywords on the whole site.
     
  5. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    Try putting it back but add some fresh content as well, keep a consistent keyword density throughout.

    Has proper on-page-optimization been done for all 15k+ products? (title tags & meta descriptions)
     
  6. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    Make several experiments. There are many reasons why your ranking downgraded. You better start with the footer text as this may be one of the causes. Google is also lowering the rankings of low quality sellers and those who provide poor user client experience. How is yout business so far?