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Links removed - when will rankings drop?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by john5170, May 17, 2017.

  1. john5170

    john5170 Registered Member

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    I have a site on which all of my most powerful links got removed.

    It happened a week ago, and the site is still ranking #1. No change so far.

    Will my ranking drop? When?

    Do you mind sharing your experiences?
     
  2. littlewebdragon

    littlewebdragon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I would say it should behave similar as new links kick in. So, should be 3-4 weeks or so.
     
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    Just wait and see, it will take more than weeks to drop.
     
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    Don't wait for anything, keep building more content and links to the site and watch your increases!!
     
  5. john5170

    john5170 Registered Member

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    But for sure it will drop? Maybe there is a chance my ranking will stick?
     
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    A natural process by Google. It can take a fairly long time. Before, it settles down you can expect some fluctuation in the SERP.
     
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    If I'd be in your shoes I wouldn't wait for rankings to drop. If you start building new links now right away you might only bounce a bit before being back up at #1. Waiting for the drop and acting afterwards will cost you a few weeks of earnings until the new links kick in.
     
  9. djp371

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    Though result varies, but typically you will see it for a few weeks or may take for more than a month.
     
  10. john5170

    john5170 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the advice, Still no ranking drop (2 weeks). But I will add some links.
     
  11. redbandit

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    Round about 4-5 weeks in my experience, but it gives you the time you need to build new links
     
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    You can also try adding more links to compensate for the link drop instead of waiting for the ranking to drop. :)
     
  13. danparks

    danparks Junior Member

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    A few months ago I had one client who was ranking pretty good for a few keywords, and he let his domain expire (on purpose, he was moving on to other things). It took almost a month for his site to drop out of the rankings. And that's with the ranking site not even existing!

    Like I keep saying, *everything* is slower with Google these last several months.


     
  14. SoCal Marketing

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    Wait and see, it should take a few weeks before you see any effects