Keywords Ranking for Wrong URLs?

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

  1. boatybotany

    boatybotany Junior Member

    Jan 17, 2009
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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 where as it should be ranking for the URL 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

    May 18, 2011
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    Donkey balls
    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

    Jan 18, 2012
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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.