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HUGE Position drop because of Backlink's URL change?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by xTiger, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. xTiger

    xTiger Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I will try to explain my situation here the best i can, maybe some of you similar with it and know how to help.
    So for the last year i had a keyword SERP between #1 ~ #3 steady. Recently it dropped to #22 for the first time in one year
    The only significant thing that happened recently was the following:
    450 Quality links were build over half a year through some system and all of them with the anchor pointing to http://website.com/smthng.
    now on the Search the result was http://website.com/ not http://website.com/smthng for that Keyword.
    so by mistake or something this Backlink service changed all the 450 links from http://website.com/smthng to http://website.com/
    and after few days this happened. How can i resolve this? Will changing all the links back to /smthng will help? is it not the reason for the drop?

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. mariejohns

    mariejohns Newbie

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    So essentially you have build 450 links to the homepage in a short time period. It could be a penalty or a dance. Just wait and watch is all we could say for now.
     
  3. xTiger

    xTiger Junior Member

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    Those links were build to the http://website.com/smthng and in 1 day all changed to http://website.com the Domain is 10+ years old and contains over 5300 links.