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From #2 to nowhere

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nomirock, May 5, 2012.

  1. nomirock

    nomirock Registered Member

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    I was on number 2 position for a competitive keyword. Yesterday i checked my ranking i am no where in top 1000 results. And from #4 to 362 for another keyword. I was not using any blackhat method, i was only building high pr backlinks and some blog post links.
    Can any one tell what happened?
     
  2. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    How old is the site? How long did it rank?
     
  3. nomirock

    nomirock Registered Member

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    its a 6 year old websites and it stayed on first page for about 1 month.
     
  4. lanbo

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    it might have been affected by the recent penguin update
     
  5. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    correction, you WERE using blackhat method :) building any link is concidered as blackhat as it is SERP manipulation(check out google TOS).

    You just got hit by communist penguin, only solution is to start making good backlink velocity until google HAS TO strip penguin update by replacing it with new (hopefully) better algo.

    I started doing backlinks passively via my VPS and i'm doing better now again and my traffic jumped from 300UV's to +700UV's :)
     
  6. Seo-Devil

    Seo-Devil Regular Member

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    "some blog post links"

    with same anchor text

    Penguin hit it
     
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  8. bigfoot1

    bigfoot1 Regular Member

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    Sounds like he was taking part in one of those blog networks and Google finally hit him hard.

    Remember, private blog networks are toxic. Thats probably why you got hit by them.