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Is it normal for white hat sites to bounce like this?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Numbuh362, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    I created a site a few months ago, I researched keywords and after countless hours found excellent low comp keywords with pretty decent searches. I have around 120 articles with purely spun content, it's actually pretty readable content. The site doesn't have any ads and has over 50,000 words of content. No seo has been done to it, I haven't even promoted it anywhere. It's been getting over 100 visits a day for a few weeks now and that completely caught me by surprise, it dropped down to around 15 visits for the past view days. Did I get a penalty or is it normal for sites to do this?
     
  2. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Did you check any messages in the webmaster tools just in case?
     
  3. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    yes I did, no messages.
     
  4. Asif WILSON Khan

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    I have one site that bounces around daily, SERPS and traffic, still trying to figure out why.
     
  5. citizenx28

    citizenx28 Regular Member

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    It is normal to my knowledge.
    I have some of my sites behave like this as well. For a week or so I get 3x visitors but then it happens only once in 2 -3 months.
    I don't know if I can term it as Google dance but I think it happens for all websites (unless blacklisted by search engines)
     
  6. antichrist

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    So you are telling me that your whitehat site has spun content that is "pretty readable". Just give up, you have no idea what you are doing.
     
  7. Numbuh362

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    It's hand spun content with very few grammatical errors. Are you sure that I have no idea what I am doing? That's a pretty bold accusation.
     
  8. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I missed the spun content bit. Spun content won't really cut it for a WH site.
    What is your bounce rate like?
    What was your ranking before and after the traffic drop?
     
  9. Numbuh362

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    The bounce rate is very low, around 15% it didn't change before and after the drop. The rankings dropped from around #9-#15 to around #12-#20 for some keywords.
     
  10. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    If it was a new site then it might just have been the google honeymoon period and you are now ranking where you should be.
    Try adding some original quality content for those keywords and see what happens.
     
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    I think you got panelty for using spun content.
     
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    "I have around 120 articles with purely spun content"

    for a wh site you will need to invest $xxxx in content. spinning is called a "blackhat" seo technique.

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  13. Numbuh362

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    by whitehat I meant 0 seo.
     
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    Do you track your keywords? I highly suggest you do. Use a web-based tracker for hassle-free tracking such as Serpbuddy or Serpbook. Install analytics or a similar plugin if you're using WP and find out where your visitors are coming from.
     
  15. Numbuh362

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    Already have all of that, around 90% of the traffic is organic and most of the keywords are top 10.
     
  16. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    Since when is spun garbage "white hat?"
     
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    What was white hat again? Is it something like mayonnaise?
     
  18. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    white hat is when you spam garbage in a really honest way and when google catches up to the crap you then say you did nothing blackhat. Whitehat is the new craphat.