1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

G Dance Or a Penalty?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Simas9, May 31, 2012.

  1. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,864
    Likes Received:
    825
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Hello,
    so last night my main site (3 months old) went from

    keyword 1: from 6 to 292
    keyword 2: from 9 to 382 (the main URL used to rank but now the inner page (.com/blah-blah) ranks for it.
    keyword 3 from 1 to 9

    keywords "unique domain name" and "unique domain names" still rank #1

    So is this a dance or a penalty? Please share your experience, I have not experienced a similar case during my career. Thanks.
     
  2. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,106
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    Copy and paste the first paragraph into G search. If you find your content then no penalty. If the text search doesn't bring up your website then you have a penalty.
     
  3. mikeads66

    mikeads66 Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    58
    I'd say that there really isn't any way to tell besides to wait about a week.

    Google might be trying new things, shuffling stuff around, who knows.
     
  4. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,864
    Likes Received:
    825
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    I know this trick and the page is still no1 but I am still wondering... no aggressive link building was done during the past 5 days so this is pretty damn strange...
     
  5. blackrgb

    blackrgb Newbie

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    2
    Its a dance, a few keywords I am monitoring are jumping +-6 spots from day to day, even twice a day sometimes.
     
  6. Comic

    Comic Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    190
    Occupation:
    Marketing & SEO
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Home Page:
    I have one site that has affiliate links that has been bouncing all over the place. I'm not kidding. One day it's massively up in the top 50 the next day nowhere to be found.

    I would wait a few days. Also, one thing I noticed is sites with hidden keywords are not doing as well. If a human can't see it, dump it.
     
  7. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,864
    Likes Received:
    825
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Ty guys...it is a normal e commerce site w/o any affiliate links or hidden stuff...just an average site with lots of unique content and a very diverse backlinks/achors profile (about 2000 of them in three months)
     
  8. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    3,117
    Likes Received:
    353
    Occupation:
    Freelancer
    Home Page:
    I would suggest checking the keywords density in your content. If it is upto 3%, you can try adding more content with density 1-2% and then see what happens.
     
  9. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    54
    Ive been dancing like crazy lately. No idea why.
     
  10. software248

    software248 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    43
    Me as well, perhaps another update?
     
  11. dbyrn

    dbyrn Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    746
    Likes Received:
    224
    Occupation:
    helping people
    Yeah, maybe penguins are attacking again.
    The only solution is to stay calm, don't make any big changes and analyze your traffic structure.

    D.
     
  12. kimomalcolmx

    kimomalcolmx Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    77
    For the ones that sites are dancing, what kind of links are you building? I lately have had no dancing luckily and most mi sites have ben stable threw panda and penguin fingers crost that it will stay that way
     
  13. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,019
    Likes Received:
    1,496
    Occupation:
    Product marketing
    Location:
    USA
    Home Page:
    Seems too drastic for a dance more like a penalty!
     
  14. trizzypballr

    trizzypballr Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Pa
    Without telling us about your backlinking, it is very hard to even give a guess... You said you have added over 2000 backlinks within a few months, what kind of back links, how diverse is your anchor text. What is your velocity like? These are all major factors.
     
  15. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,864
    Likes Received:
    825
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    My anchor text is very diverse... random anchor texts are about 90 percent...I tried to be as careful as possible especially since I did not need to rank the site fast...I have also received links from relevant niche blogs and 10+ link types...I don`t have my keyword in the meta desc. or tags. The keyword density is lower than 1 percent...just a good looking site with lots of useful unique content. It is still a mystery to me why I am not ranking anymore and it has been 3 days already....
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012
  16. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    5,399
    Likes Received:
    3,691
    Home Page:
    Wait a couple more days, maybe your rankings will come back in place. One of my sites dropped too a couple weeks ago about 80 positions for every keyword, but came back in place the next day and is ranking well since then.
     
  17. Maja92

    Maja92 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    66
    PM me your site and main keywords, will take a look.