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Keyword Rank Drop - Weird SERPS (Need advice)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by journeytowealth, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. journeytowealth

    journeytowealth Newbie

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    Hi guys,
    So I wrote a few articles for my website last week and did my best optimizing the keywords. I am using serpbook to track my rankings of the keywords in google. The keywords ranked in the top 40 last week and now they are slowly dropping off. What I mean is they bounced around in between 30 and 40 then totally dropped off throughout the week. Like -250 spots in google. I have done no SEO and these have been all natural rankings. Is this a common occurence or could my articles be over optimized therefore receiving a penalty?
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    Thanks for the help in advance!
     
  2. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    THey'll bounce around a while until GOogle figures out where they belong. Also, we're in the middle of a bit of an update so that could be playing a part as well.
     
  3. asap1

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    Give it more time.
     
  4. journeytowealth

    journeytowealth Newbie

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    Okay thanks guys, I lowered the keyword density of the articles and deleted all of the tags for the articles. Hoping these were good changes!
     
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    I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you, but since your keywords are basically just ranking between top 30 and top 40 placements, it's not really a surprise that they dropped like a rock.

    The reason for this is if you are not in the top 20 ranks, expect your ranking to fluctuate wildly.

    Regardless of the fluctuation, you're not really going to end up anywhere.

    In fact, ending up on the second page of Google search results, it has the practical effect of not being in Google at all.

    More likely than not, the only people that you would attract are people who are doing niche research or who are just drilling for information and they're not really looking to buy.

    That's hardly the kind of traffic you would profit from.

    So, instead of fixating or obsessing over the fact that you're bouncing from top 30 to top 250 placements, focus instead on earning real backlinks and producing highly-engaging quality that adds value to the lives of your target visitors.

    That's the best advice I could give you.