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Is this a Google penalty?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by maildigger, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. maildigger

    maildigger Power Member

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    I've been linkbuilding for about 3-4 months for a website which is more than a year old.

    KW1 was nr 25
    KW2 was nr 80

    After 3 months

    KW1 was nr 5
    KW2 was nr 12

    After 4 months (this is for 2 weeks now)

    KW1 was not in the top 100
    KW2 was nr 40

    Is this a penalty or is this just a Google dance? I haven't build enormous amounts of links, just social bookmarks, web 2.0, article marketing,high pr,...
     
  2. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    Maybe you did something wrong with backlinks , try to add more content and try different method
     
  3. UltraLink

    UltraLink Regular Member

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    Need more information.

    Sometimes it can be algorithmic or sometimes a manual penalty.

    Did you check your webmaster tools for any notification? If it's not algorithmic there should be some further information about it.

    Check your robots.txt while you're at it.
     
  4. jascoken

    jascoken Senior Member

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    Looking at keyword number one, if it's dropped down to between 100 and 110 and it stabilises there, then it's probably a penalty. if it keeps on bouncing around the rankings then it's probably not.

    Try and find where it's ranking in the SERPS now - and watch if it moves much.
     
  5. krishparmar83

    krishparmar83 Regular Member

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    I think its called as google dance..keep working on high quality backlinks to get good result.
     
  6. live-media

    live-media Newbie

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    are you backlinking to multiple pages?
     
  7. Iwona

    Iwona Junior Member

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    It looks like Google penalty for some bad / excess links or some problem with your site, may be broken links in your site.
     
  8. wingman80

    wingman80 Regular Member

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    just keep on building quality links. just a dance on my own opinion.