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I have been doing SEO for 10 years and have never seen this before.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Timbo, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Timbo

    Timbo Regular Member

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    I am doing some SEO for a company website. We are ranking well for keywords in the first town I did.

    I have been working on the second city keywords by backlinking and was coming up on the first page for about 13 terms when all of a sudden the site dissappeared completely, but only for that city.

    For example

    "Los Angeles, Ca widgets" No 1 in SERPS

    "Denver, CO widgets" non existent

    I am using bookmarking, pligg, scuttle, etc and probably handt gone over 5000 links total.

    If I was penalized why is for one city only or one search term only??

    BTW I dont believe in penalities but may change my mind.

    Any one else have a similar experience?
     
  2. marcdk

    marcdk BANNED BANNED

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    Google dance
     
  3. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    Sites that are new in the SERPs for a particular keyword can drop in and out intermittently for the first week or two (sometimes even more). It's quite commonplace. It's likely just a little shuffle. Did that page get TOTALLy de-indexed or did it just get pushed down to, say, page 6?
     
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    G break dance most probably yeap
     
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    gundamwing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    is it gousabid ?
    Total Backlinks 19861 wow
     
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    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    Re-indexing/Calculating rank or sandbox.
     
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    just relax you will see it again back at the top
     
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  8. Timbo

    Timbo Regular Member

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    Just the searches for that city is what is gone. Even if you type in the company name along with it. Everything other city it comes up for, usually top 5. And as far as what page it is on it is non existent for one particular city.
     
  9. Timbo

    Timbo Regular Member

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    And if it is a penalty which again I doubt, it is for excessive similar anchor text only and not the entire domain which is good news. I use the same anchor text in all of my backlinking which has never been a problem. Yea I know how easy it is to spin.
     
  10. reinie

    reinie Elite Member

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    would everyone that said "google dance" please die...

    Thanks...
     
  11. Timbo

    Timbo Regular Member

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    Uh Oh Here we go!
     
  12. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    You should start believing in Google penalty cause such thing DOES exist.
     
  13. SpeedDemon

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    OP i think you are not alone. I am having weird things happen to me as well.

    My first clients website was ranked #2 on a keyword that had the city in it as well... like "seattle real estate"

    yet now it is no where to be found on that keyword.

    I also have the same client ranked for multiple cities yet those are unaffected

    I also just checked and ANOTHER keyword i ranked for in the same city that disappeared... and that one is gone too.


    For my second client... they are trying to rank for a city name and keyword yet the problem is their are 2 cities in the US with the same name. So Basically I got them ranked #1 on the keyword, yet now when I type in that same exact keyword... it shows different results ... it shows results pertaining to the OTHER city that they are not trying to rank for.

    Last couple days have been really weird.

    Hopefully this is just a change in googles algorithm or they are adjusting search results or something.
     
  14. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    I said it may be a "little shuffle." Should I die too?
     
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  15. reinie

    reinie Elite Member

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    nah your good...you can stay, it falls better on the ear