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Keep getting slapped down on rank after it's on first page

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by shhhitsokay, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. shhhitsokay

    shhhitsokay Regular Member

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    There's an ecommerce site that I'm maintaining and every time a new item is loaded, it climbs to first page and sometimes #1, after a few days it gets slapped hard. Is there a way to find out why?

    Any ideas will be helpful. I don't know why it keeps doing this, it's done this for a few hot selling items and then out of nowhere it just gets penalized. I don't do any bh on it, just standard posts to social network channels, tumblr, fb, pinterest all manually done
     
  2. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

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    Are you using unique content for your item description etc.?
     
  3. shhhitsokay

    shhhitsokay Regular Member

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    there's 2 items that are slightly similar, they have minimal changes in the item description, that could very well be it. Wouldn't think that it would actually slap it that fast for that.
     
  4. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    What you are seeing is called a honeymoon. New pages often rank well at first, them settle lower into a solid ranking. Happens with new sites as well.

    Dulicate descriptions will hurt rankings on both pages.
     
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    also in some niches u may be gettign manual kills
     
  6. shhhitsokay

    shhhitsokay Regular Member

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    It's literally dancing, same day, it'll be back at #1, then de-rank, and then do it again. I redid the descriptions to try and make it more unique. If I did a linkbuild on this, will it make it stick?
     
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    RosuC Regular Member

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    Google fluctuating = bouncing rank - you'll have some headaches until will stabilize. You should keep promoting and verify the negative backlinks that can appear anytime
     
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  9. shhhitsokay

    shhhitsokay Regular Member

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    I'm scared to try and do regular backlink building such as promoting on tumblr, pinterest or manual linking because I don't know if it will sandbox it :(
     
  10. Freeland92

    Freeland92 Newbie

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    I experience similar thing, but only drops like 5 sports
     
  11. SnakePliskin

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    How old is the website? Check your banklink profile with a tool. See if you're being hit by a competitor.
     
  12. Kikerinka

    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    I would see the glass half-full, not half empty.
    If you jump to number one with new products, it means Google likes something you do about your website... Think about it. The key may be there.
     
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    I have said this time without number,

    Get quality links, original content, and relevant links.

    The best way to do this is to build a web 2.0 networks or private network comprising of aged domain and solely for your use not like the high risk blog network.
     
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