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Linking a Wordpress blog to g00gle plus lowers the SERP???? wtf

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by seekman, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. seekman

    seekman Regular Member

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    Hello, I have my site super optimized for one keyword. I was on place 2-3 for 1 year or more.
    In the last several weeks I was #1. Last week I linked the blog with the G+ account just adding the code from this: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/badge/personal-config and after few hours the G+ profile picture shows in the google search reslts.

    However since 3 days I am #6 in the SERP :( WTF...

    Anybody noticed similar behavior? I am wondering if it's better to wait (maybe it's google dance and everything will be ok), or it's better to remove that linkage.

    Please suggest
     
  2. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    Wait it out, you can always remove it later. Could be a typical dance like with any new linkbuilding.
     
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    zerodtk Regular Member

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    nah, nothing to do with the google+ link for sure..
     
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  4. seekman

    seekman Regular Member

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    I also thinks the same. I really hoooope it. I won't change anything. I'll wait and keep my fingers crossed.
     
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    It's google dance so just wait for a week and things should be fine for you
     
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  6. seekman

    seekman Regular Member

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    Unfortunately it's getting worse and worse. It's now the end of July and I'm raking #7.
    I found this in GWT. Do you know what does it mean for a wordpress blog? Can this (check please the attached image) be the reason why there is this fall in position?
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  7. Tabby22

    Tabby22 Newbie

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    Sorry, can't remember where I read it, but i have recently come across someone who also found his site dropped after adding to his G profile.
    Reckoned it was because he's not active in many circles. G is using it as a social signal so your G+ needs to have plenty going on otherwise it can cause the drop in ranking you've seen.

    Might be just coincidence tho', who knows?