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Googles panda must be drunk to dance like this.....

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by johnj2011, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. johnj2011

    johnj2011 Newbie

    Feb 4, 2011
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    Well about a month ago my business site dropped out of googles rankings for most of my keyword's (about 10+ in total).
    This happened at a time when i was just starting to get first and second page rankings for all keywords.
    I had just started to get page 1 top half of google for one of my main keywords before i got dropped. I can only assume that because of the timing this had a lot to do with googles panda that i had heard a lot about.
    Around the same time i was having a link pyramid built and just prior to that i had done a few AMR blasts.
    So now a month later guess what i have no.1 spot :D for my main keyword, i'm back and top of google but....
    and there is a but

    it is one of my inner pages that is ranked, my homepage is nowhere to be seen :(.

    the page itself is an FAQ page which had one AMR blast a while back and shows up with about 60 indexed links to it. It does contain very relative information to the keyword which is what i'm guessing helps to rank at the top spot but the problem i have is i want google to show people the home page of my main site which is a lot more relevant as anyone searching for this keyword will most likely be looking for the service as opposed to information surrounding the service. I fear that the FAQ page doesn't convert like the main page because it is effectively just extra info for those that want it and a majority of people just look for the service we offer not the additional info.

    I am also now starting to rank for some of the other keywords which i'd bombed for also with one of the other kw's now being ranked at no.1 (this is my home page).

    I'd guessing my main page may well be dancing with the drunk panda and things may change in another month of so when he sobers up.

    Seems to me since the google update a fair amount of searchs return less relevant results and place some real piss poor sites on the first page.

    Well thats my experience, what do you guys think ?
  2. danhoff

    danhoff Power Member

    May 11, 2010
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    I had the same scenario with my whitehat sites. I guess all pages/kw will get back in the following weeks.
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Search Engine Marketing
    The Internet
    Very simple solution.

    I and many of the people I work with have issues with Google indexing our privacy pages or terms of service pages. What Google doesn't seem to understand is that no one reads that crap...

    The solution:

    <meta name="robots" content="noindex, noarchive">
    The Theory:
    A) We still want PR to pass across our pages
    B) We don't want this page indexed
    C) It's likely that TOS / Privacy Policy will change over time but, remain unimportant. So we wouldn't want a customer to accidently find an outdated TOS page.

    I do recommend you have a privacy page (tends to be more important for serps) AND / OR a terms of service page.
  4. xstyle

    xstyle Power Member

    Mar 1, 2011
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    Just wait a few days or some weeks. Update us!
  5. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Dec 31, 2010
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    ORM and SEO company owner
    Home Page:
    If he has 1 page ranking, and you tell Google not to index that page, he's likely to lose his #1 ranking.

    Even if it is a privacy page, it's better than not ranking #1.