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Is this the Google dance I've heard so much about

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BlackhatBigfoot, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. BlackhatBigfoot

    BlackhatBigfoot Regular Member

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    Today when I used Rank Tracker I was surprised to see my site ranked 89th out of 350 million pages. I searched and found it actually on the 9th page of Google. My site is only four months old so I was really pumped up. an hour later I searched again but this time it was on the 32nd page. Needless to say, I was a bit let down. Now I can't find at all in the top 60 or so pages. Has anyone had a similar experience and if so, what was the final outcome. I wonder if somehow i'll be restored at least to the top ten pages.
     
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    yup its a dance, I love it when I see that. Means something good is coming
     
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  3. BlackhatBigfoot

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    I sure hope so. Thanks
     
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    Yes I was getting 85 clicks an hour for 4 hours straight after that Google dropped my site like a rock.
     
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    That or Panda. There are reports of another Panda hit today. If you're still moving around though, most likely just dancing
     
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    keep on working no matter what your rank is
     
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    All of my current projects got hit today/yesterday. Hoping it's a dance.
     
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    I have had this, I was ranked 6th then jumped down to 24th then now I am back upto 8th. Does that mean something good is happening?
     
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    No one can really know. But, perhaps...
     
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    Yup, noticed it too. Hopefully things will stabilize soon.
     
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    use this search operator

    site:yourdomain.com

    If your site shows up, then its a google dance. If it doesnt then you have been removed form the index. The first is by far the most common.

    95% of the time the G dance means something good is happening. Be patient young whipper snapper
     
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  12. BlackhatBigfoot

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    Yep, I'm still there so I guess it must be a dance. If I make it back to the top I'll be sure to post it here. In the meantime I'm following all the good advice people have given me.
     
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    That should be good motivation! Keep adding content and back links and you'll be back to getting those clicks. Don't let the fact that you got sent back a few pages discourage you.
     
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  14. BlackhatBigfoot

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    Well I see that my site is now on page 36 for a keyword having 342,000,000 results. That's not even close to where I was before(page 9). Oh well, at least it's visible again.

    one question --this site is loaded down with ads from google, infolinks, clickbank, plimus, CJ, you name it. Also I got two flash ads on home page. Do you think it will help if I lightened the load a bit? (BTWI have plenty if good original content surrounding ads.) In other words, is page speed really an important ranking factor or is it just hype?
     
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    Yeah G00gle dance is always a good sign by experience
     
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  16. BlackhatBigfoot

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    Just an update on what's happening with my site and the dance.

    Tonight I'm on page 10 of Google for 355,000,000 results. Earlier I was getting only 10.100,000 results and was on page 8.

    I couldn't understand why the resulting pages varied so much in number until I read about in private browsing and how Google tries to think for me when it serves me results(something I absolutely hate).

    But finally my searches are pure again and I am getting all competing pages. Hope the dance is over with at least for the moment until I can do more link building.
     
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    It seems that page loading speed becomes a huge factor, so yes, optimize your pages for speed. Keep only ads that are producing income and get rid of the rest. If you don't know which is which - run a short adwords campaign to find out, will save you a lot in the long run.
     
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    Just keep promoting and adding high quality content, and don't stop when you get to the 1st page!
     
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  19. BlackhatBigfoot

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    Thanks to everyone for helping me out and providing me with answers, but I have another question. I was on page 8 all day yesterday but today not in the top 20 pages.

    How long on average does a dance usually last?