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I'm thinking I've got a serious penalty

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 1337WuLF, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. 1337WuLF

    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

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    Hey,

    I have a site that I have made decent money from in the past.

    It's over a year old and for a while it has a had a random wp theme on it. I recently redesigned it. Shortly after the redesign, the site climbed the rankings a lot! This was followed a week later with a huge drop in the SERPS. By huge I mean some keywords not even in the top 1000!

    The keywords are not that high in competition. So there is either a penalty or a google dance going on.

    The only thing I can think of is a manual review or google thinking my files are infected.

    Thoughts?

    If its a manual review, will removing the downloads and writing new content with some high pr backlinks help?

    Cheers
     
  2. JuliaG1

    JuliaG1 Regular Member

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    Since you jumped up first it sounds like the Google dance and they are trying to place you in the right spot. If all else fails you can always go back to before the redesign and see if that helps.
     
  3. mrdexter

    mrdexter Junior Member

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    If google think there is any kind of malware issue going on, they will noify you in google webmaster tools.

    Google take pagespeed into account when allocating SERPs, so it is possible that the new design was better optimised, and you are now seeing the rsult of a dance as the they work out how much higher to rank the site.

    New unique content and high PR backlinks never does any harm.
     
  4. Chrisss

    Chrisss Senior Member

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    What kind of backlinks have you been doing lately?