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Google Quality Update - identifying issues

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by adamcm, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. adamcm

    adamcm Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    Hoping to get a little help as i've been a bit behind all of the updates that have occurred recently. I mostly focus on Amazon affiliate sites (i.e. review styled). I seem to have a mix of sites that are doing fine and another set that have declined quite a bit over the last few months. One page that bothers me in particular is a low searched for keyword that I used to rank #1 for that I am now at #7. The problem is I have no idea if it my linking, my content, a combo, etc. Are there any sort of tests I can do to figure out if I scored low and hence got caught in one of the algorithm updates? If it helps I prop most of my sites up using a PBN where I vary anchors.

    For instance I have done duplicate checks and everything checks out. I don't think my articles are poorly written. Is there anything with respect to # of times the main keyword is used and the # of exact match links?

    Anyway if anyone knows of anyway to test this out a bit I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks!
     
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    Competition is rising pal.

    Have you added content and more hq links since you were nr1?
     
  3. adamcm

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    Yup you bet. Moved some links around on my PBN, pointed more to this site and it still remains #6/#7 behind a couple of sites with no apparent links (could be hidden but I doubt it as they look like beginner sites).
     
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    Is there a value difference in the content between the sites that are performing well vs. those that aren't? Not just # of keywords, but utility provided to a human reader.
     
  5. adamcm

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    My articles are longer which I realize doesn't mean much but I really don't think I have content that someone would read and say this is crap. What is frustrating is even my "2015" type keywords aren't ranking as easily as they used to and I have no sweet clue why. Those are easier keywords to rank so am not sure the reason for the drops.

    Thanks,
    Adam
     
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    Find the targeted low competitive keyword with high searches and write an article for that keyword with a high quality links mate to get ranking.