Keywords Ranking for Wrong URLs?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by boatybotany, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. boatybotany

    boatybotany Junior Member

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    Looking for some insight here. I started a micro niche website about 6 months ago with around 50 pages, each page optimized for one keyword. For the first couple months all keywords had page 1 and page 2 rankings for their respective URLs. About a month ago almost all my keywords dropped anywhere from 40-100 positions in the rankings.

    After looking closely at the ranking data I noticed that the URL found for the keywords were all mixed up.

    For example it's like having the keyword "dog collar" ranking for my URL dog.com/dog-training where as it should be ranking for the URL dog.com/dog-collar and vice versa.

    This is a wordpress site and the only thing I can think of is that I'm running a "Recent Posts" widget on the site which might be causing this. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Senior Member

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    Such issues are usually faced by new sites (from my personal experience) and sooner than later within a month or two the URL's are usually corrected. Assuming that you are using some SEO plugin, check the source code to see what the title's, description show.

    Besides that, I guess building links with the right keywords + a mix of some generic terms should help sort it out.
     
  3. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    It's not really a bad mistake because once they have landed on your site, the navigation bar can easily direct them but it will probably raise your bounce back rate a bit. However, it's considered a positive error because the link diversity for that page will be better.