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Has my site been penalized or is it due to Penguin?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by seoguy81, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Power Member

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    Hi Guys, i'm a bit confused in regards to my site. One of my sites hasn't been hit with Penguin (or so I think. Traffic was normal) but in the weeks after Penguin, traffic decreased quite a lot. Earlier my site used to get 500 - 600 visits a day.. now its barely manging to go above 180 uniques.

    Also some of my posts that were ranking high previously seem to be dropped. Searching for mysite (which used to previously display my site, followed by my twitter acc and FB page) now throws up another site with a similar name (its a good authority site, over 10 years on the internet) and none of my other relative links (twitter/fb, etc are no longer showing up). My site only shows up if I search for mysite.com

    I read somewhere that searching for a post title is a good way to start the test. I did that and my posts are showing up.
    Another solution I read about is to do a 301 redirect an existing post to a diff/ domain and wait for a week and if it shows up higher in rankings then its got to do with a filter.

    Its a bit confusing and hoping someone with experience in this aspect could help? How do I check if my site has been penalized or filtered?
     
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