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Is this Penguin 2.0 or am I just dancing?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by yensidtlaw, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Hey all.

    I have a niche site and I used to be getting 150 page views to a certain page. I haven't added any more backlinks to that page (for about 3-4 weeks), only a few on social media sites. Yesterday I pretty much lost most of my top 5 position keywords. Some are still within 10 pages of Google, but most of them are out of the 10 page mark. So not in the top 100 positions... What happened? Do you think I'm just doing the Google dance? Or should I be seriously worried?

    Thanks for any advice you guys can give me.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. subster

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    from whatchasay: penalty
     
  3. futurestunner

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    its time to worry, BUT not too much as you had just 100 visit a day!
     
  4. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    I think someone may have tried some negative SEO on me. Can anyone give me the steps I should take? I've got a list of backlinks from webmaster tools, how do I go about blocking the ones I think are the negs?
     
  5. b1step-ahead

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    I think your just dancing crazy right now, yesterday was crazy,, check out http://mozcast.com/ it is a good indicator of general chaos. I would run a backlink report to see what's going on, majestic seo is pretty good, check webmaster tools for messages, and sit for a couple of days, throw out some good links, post some good material and check back.
     
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    honestly I would worry if you were ranking at the same level for some time...
     
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    ankit-oberoi Newbie

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    What kind of back links were you making in the past for these sites? Did a lot of them have common anchor text?
     
  8. yensidtlaw

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    Thanks. I do have a lot of backlinks that people naturally linked to me recently. That's why I thought it might be neg. It's like 50 or something. At least I know it was something going on, and not just my site.

    I'm using a link pyramid scheme with spun content and unique article wizard. Manually building web 2.0 sites and linking my backlinks with UAW.
     
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    check it with ahrefs.com or majesticseo.com you can see your backlink history!
     
  10. This Web Guy

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    It depends and is easy to figure out yourself, have you been building the type of links penguin went after? If so it's most likely penguin...

    Re-negative SEO go through webmaster tools links and use the disavow link tool, it's about all you can do, but it does work!
     
  11. VinceC

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    wait for a week and see how the ranking by then.
     
  12. shaggy93

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    Penalty!
     
  13. thomsanmatt

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    penguin 2.0 might have finally kicked in but some are saying that a new wave or an update to penguin 2.0 may have swept through again have not found anything from google confirming that
     
  14. matt broody

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    What is your site url?

    I can analyze it
     
  15. yensidtlaw

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    Sorry man I can't give away my niche. I appreciate it though.
     
  16. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    I mean WTH?!?!?! I've gone from 500+ daily visits to my site to having 10 visits yesterday. What the heck happened man? So pissed. I think it may be from spun content. I think penguin hates spun content. Matt Cutts is the devil... Well I guess he's only doing his job. But still...
     
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    To me sounds like dancing. Had almost all my sites dropped but after few days jumped up. But still you might want to check BL history.
     
  18. b1step-ahead

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    it's still to early to know what penguin 2.0 really targeted, but just chiming in on the webmaster forum, you would think every whitehat webmaster is about to have a heart attack. I think goog really went after legit sites this time to promote adwords. Maybe you guys at google have figured out that we figure out things fast and take chances.
     
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    I concur! Stuff my niche site. I spent way too much on it for it to lose rankings just like that. I'm going to try and rank YouTube videos now. Because Google likes to eat there own crappy sites. I mean some 30 second crappy YouTube videos are outranking good quality legit sites. I'm glad I only have the 1 site and not a few hundred that lost rankings like some people. FU Cutts... FU.