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Is this a google penalty? I am not sure

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by eforestal55, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. eforestal55

    eforestal55 Registered Member

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    My ranking have taken a nose dive. I don't know what's going on. I don't know if it's a google slap or what exactly is going on. This particular site is not an auto blog and I didn't use any black hat methods to rank it. There was around 20 percent unique content with around 500 post. I went from 4k visitors a day to 800. When I google site:mysite.com everything seems to be indexed.

    However when I google my my domian with out the extention (mydomain) I am in position 8 on the first page when it used to be #1. when I copy a unique sentence from my blog and search it on google it doesn't show up at all. It should appear #1 but now it lost in the search engine. Some pages do show up when I copy/paste the sentence on google but some don't show up at all.

    My main keyword was #1 for 2 years, now it is #7 on first page. I am really confused as all of my keywords have dropped badly. I am sending in reconsideration to google. it's been 3 long days now..

    My question do you think I got a google penalty? Should I keep adding new unique content or start a brand new site? I am really at a lost right now and I am tired of waiting. What should I do to reverse this drop in traffic.

    I am considering dumping the site and start a new one or should I press on?
     
  2. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    20% unique and you are sending in a recon request? If you are no.7 you should have deleted the dup content because now you may get further penalties with a manual review you have requested.
     
  3. crashdi

    crashdi Regular Member

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    yes, this could be a penalty.....wait for a few weeks

    But don't dump your site
     
  4. sjgrubbs

    sjgrubbs Newbie

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    That's what I did
     
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    trevorhoang Power Member

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    give IM a rest for a bit until we figure out this new algo update.
     
  6. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    20% unique content and you asked g to manually look at ur site? Are you serious? If I were you I'd be happy to still be #7