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I'm a little worried - is this google dance, or did I f*cked up somehow?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Gintoki, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Gintoki

    Gintoki Regular Member

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    This is the chart of my rankings for my main keyword so far. As you can see I was on second page for some time, but today google decided to put me out of the top 100. I build backlinks almost every day, 1-2 per day. Links from related forums and blogs, made some articles to web2.0, some social bookmarking, and even a wiki link if I remember correctly. But according to serpbook, only 2 links got indexed so far, but they managed to keep me on page 2 until now.

    So, if I continue building links, will my ranking return/get better? Did this happened because I don't have enough diversity? (BTW, site is nearly a month old)
     
  2. radiant13

    radiant13 Power Member

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    Give it a few more days and see if it comes back. Most likely just dancing with G. I've had sites that completely disappeared only to come back a few days later.
    Are you using a variety of different anchor text? That's how backlinks should be done now to keep G happy. Your speed is safe for sure, actually can handle few more per day.
     
  3. kamchatka

    kamchatka Newbie

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    I can relate to this. One of my new blog was on 2nd page for its main keyword. It is an emd domain. Last week it started dropping and is no where. The blog has good content, original custom videos and just one back link from another blog in the same industry.

    I guess we have been bitten by the penguin.

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  4. Gintoki

    Gintoki Regular Member

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    Yeah, my anchor variety is good I think. Sometimes I use keyword, most of the time URL, and sometimes things like "click here", "here", "this website", etc. I don't think I did anything to trigger a penalty at least.
     
  5. valentinas25

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    My site got dropped to page 20-30 couple of days ago so I did 301 redirect today...
     
  6. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

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    Wait it out. Just give it a week or two and see if it does come back. Continue to build links.
     
  7. nukemaster66

    nukemaster66 Newbie

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    hi, dont worry. 2 links/day are totally safe. keep building links and focus on anchor text variety and quality. that will improve your rankings in the long run. hope that helps :)
     
  8. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    You are not building too many links that would have done anything negative so this is very likely a dance...as long as there are no on page issues such as duplicate content, same content on more than one page, keyword stuffing, blank pages etc.
     
  9. alternatesword

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    Hey don't stop building links, keep it on. Also try to add more content and build links for inner pages too. If it's a dance site will get back within 2 to 3 days otherwise you have to diversify your links.
     
  10. nukemaster66

    nukemaster66 Newbie

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    when you search for your keyword, google it in quotes "keyword", so will get a peak on your long time ranking results. this technique is working quite reliable for me.
     
  11. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    But what does this prove? for my "primary KW" I am position 2 but on the second page of the normal serp? If a penalty had been slapped would it wipe out this result as well?