Lost ranking for main keyword. No manual webspam actions found.

carinik

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Dear friends, after 10 years, my site lost position on google for main keyword. All other keywords rankings are the same. I did not practice any link building or BHS.
Last 2 years someone is seeding links to my site on porn and other bad reputation sites. Do you think that this could be the problem? But, in that case, I dont think that those links will afect only one keyword position?!
I disavow hunderdts of bad domains before this happend, do you think that disawow had something with loosing position?
Search console said: No manual webspam actions found.

What could be the problem and how to fix it?
Thank you!
 

Epicster

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Exactly the same thing happened to my site. Its been like 3 weeks and i haven't yet recovered from it.

I don't know what caused it. My other keywords are still ranking on pos 1 but not the main ones.
 

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Exactly the same thing happened to my site. Its been like 3 weeks and i haven't yet recovered from it.

I don't know what caused it. My other keywords are still ranking on pos 1 but not the main ones.

Did you do disavow BEFORE you lost ranking?
 

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I have had this happen to one of my sites as well. After this happened, I still cant even get the KW to rank again. I even re made the whole article and build some good links.
 

carinik

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How ranking went down:

Ups...why I cant publish image with ranking graph ?! Becouse this is my first post..or?!
 

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Only concrete advice I can give is to not overreact and make too many changes at once. Do one thing, such as disavowing, wait a few weeks, then do something else, wait a few weeks, repeat. Overreacting will make things worse.
 

Vaibhav Adlakha

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May be the disavow is the reason behind the drop of your keyword rankings. But you cannot say that should be the reason. May be try to build some high quality backlinks to it.
 

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I’m in a similar boat, had a tonne of wall paper links directed with exact matches to the site.
Think it’s off the back of a ‘fiverr’ seller who stated they had negative seo’d the site and would only clean up for a few hundred dollars.
Traffic and ranks hadn’t moved too much, though just did a massive clean out as a precaution.
 

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Ok, after doing some more disavow, site is back to 20th position (before was 3-5 ) but im still not sure if disavow have something to do with ranking.
Doing disavow, i'm teling to google that there is a "bad domain" and im sure that 10-20 another people also doing disavow mentioning this same domain (apart of my domain, in this forums there are another 50-60 links). So will be ok that google algoritham start thinking "this domain is a bad domain" and start "ignoring" links from this domain.
Also..there are some people offering "cleaning", disavow bad links. I wonder..if I hire their services...how can I know that after month or two they will not start seeding more links from bad sites just to make me contract them again?
 
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