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I optimised my site for a particular upcomming keyword and i disappeared....

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thesmashge, May 23, 2009.

  1. thesmashge

    thesmashge Power Member

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    I optimised (changed title and keywords-onpage stuff)my site for a particular upcomming keyword Hoping that i will get higher from my tenth position on the front page up to something in the TOP five....

    And after google bot hit me last,i am not to be found for that keyword in google....?i have already lost 200 visitors i was getting...

    What is happening....anybody have any ideas?
     
  2. dragonizm

    dragonizm Junior Member

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    Is it a new domain? probably sand boxed.. same as my domain got sandboxed
     
  3. thesmashge

    thesmashge Power Member

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    No its 1 year old domain....

    I was ranking 3rd for a 'how to ######' keyword.....i noticed that a new keyword 'how to ###### easily' is geting searched more recently....

    So i changed my page title to 'how to ###### easily'.After google bot visited me.....My site is gone from the first page....Infact i can't find where it is now'

    I am not a SEO expert or something....but it must be googles crazy algorithms.

    I wonder if i will get back to my previous position in google if i reverse the change.....?Or should i wait?
     
  4. thedorf

    thedorf Supreme Member

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    what? I gotta have a job?
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    BHW - Where else?

    Drives me nuts when I do things like this ;) You'd probably get back around where you were if you changed back.
     
  5. dealhunter

    dealhunter Regular Member

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    Were you building backlinks for that particular keyword? If so were you using different anchor texts?

    Using the same anchor text can get you sandboxed even with a one year old domain name.
     
  6. revelation

    revelation Newbie

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    Let me just say that I'm no pro or anything but I had something similar happen to me. My site was ranking number one in Google for 6 months. Competitors entered my niche and I still was number one. Then, for no real reason at all, I dropped out of the rankings.

    I would even type in the name of my domain which has keywords in it and I still wouldn't show up. It's like typing in abchints and not showing up when your domain is abchints.com.

    I'm back up there number one again and what I did was made an informative video about my site and used TubeMogul to distribute the URL and heavily keyword-loaded title and description (under 200 characters) and like magic, those backlinks hoisted my dinky site back to number one.

    Just something that worked for me. May work for you too.
     
  7. thesmashge

    thesmashge Power Member

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    My site got backnow in google....It is right in number one at Top....

    What i did?

    Nothing.....But prayers.

    I am not posting this to brag or something....Just thought it will be useful to users who face my situation in future.

    All's well that ends well....Crazy Google algotrithms!