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Local SEO drop in a couple hours?? What did I do?!?!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by CooCooCachooo, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. CooCooCachooo

    CooCooCachooo Newbie

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    So my local business was NUMBER 1! for a pretty substantial keyword. I even ran to the library and searched and there I was .

    NUMBER 1 BABY! Having high hopes.

    So I sit down at the office and start further improving SEO.

    - added more words to some low word pages. (I only have 10 pages on my website its a local service business)
    - had 20 H1 Tags on my front page and reduced most of them to H2 tags .
    - Reduced logo size in top left corner of home page to look a little cleaner.
    - Added some outlinks of what I thought were good sites to a few of the pages
    - Changed an image about half way down the homepage to a carousel of 3-4 photos with even better geotagging, alt text , etc.

    All these things are supposed to be SEO improvements! Wtf happened.

    Does doing free site audits effect seo like it can hurt your credit score? ? ?

    Did my site finally get indexed and dropped a bit coincidentally??

    - My GMB needed a second verification due to some changes, but still shows on local maps. because its waiting to be verified ( a second time) did that drop the serp???


    Sorry for the big rant but thats all I can think of that I did yesterday. And now im as low as 7.

    HELP! Love you guys.