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Lost SERPs Google Ranking! Need help!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ksy213, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. ksy213

    ksy213 Power Member

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    I've been ranked 3 and 4 nearly a month now for a keyword. Yesterday, I was messing with the HTML template and removed the footer credit (which contain some other website's backlink). 10 hrs later, my website disappeared from first page and It got moved to #140 in serps! I already changed to template back and nothing has changed. Does anyone know what is the problem and can help me solve this? Thanks!

    Also I checked for backlinks, all my backlinks are gone! However, when I check site:http://www.mywebsite.com still shows on google. Any one knows why is this happening?
     
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  2. BlackxHat

    BlackxHat Power Member

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    Whats the url? cant really help you with that
     
  3. flx89

    flx89 Senior Member

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    has your website got cached after you changed the template again?
     
  4. SuperLinks

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    I'm confused, you changed the footer of the site that fell in the rankings?

    Or did you change another websites footer that HAD your link in it?

    If its the first one I really don't think that has ANYTHING to do with the drop in your rankings. Unless you "broke" the linking structure of your site and removed links to internal pages which in turn are now isolated without any links to them from any pages on your site.

    Chances are this is an algorithm update or something else that caused the rankings.

    I'd take a look at backlinks, how did you build backlinks.
     
  5. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Removing a footer link would not cause this. Look to other factors.
     
  6. Typlo

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    I've heard this happened a lot to a lot of different people because of the Google panda update, I see a lot of people going out and getting a lot more back links now because of it.
     
  7. ksy213

    ksy213 Power Member

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    I had switched to a different template. I have not do any kind of link building for the site for the last month. Also webmaster indicates nothing happen to the site.
     
  8. ksy213

    ksy213 Power Member

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    I tried but another dead end for me
     
  9. ksy213

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    My other sub domain pages also moved down in SERPS also to #550 and #570
     
  10. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    If you have switch to an entirely different template & google crawled it already, there is pretty much nothing you can do at this point, other than just wait. In my experience it takes months to recover from this, that if you do recover at all.

    Never do major changes to your onsite when your site is ranking.
     
  11. lukeg28

    lukeg28 Junior Member

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    @lab , I have a Similar issue with one of my websites, I added a category and had 1 article listed in 2 categories, 3 days later my website is sat in the 800+ it's either becuSe of that or over linking or not enough fresh content
     
  12. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    ^^^
    In your case what it's not the onsite changes you made that affected your rankings. Look at your linkbuilding.
     
  13. ksy213

    ksy213 Power Member

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    Thanks for the response. Should I build more backlinks or just leave it?
     
  14. lukeg28

    lukeg28 Junior Member

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    @lab, I really don't think it's the links I'm building I've been building links for 4 years now, and never had this happen to me, I use sick, amr, sb, high pr networks, senuke
     
  15. lukeg28

    lukeg28 Junior Member

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    I'm going to 301 and make a new site


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  16. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    Just keep backlinking & hope for the best.
     
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  17. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    100s of things could have happened. Your site may have been manually reviewed & dropped, or the high PR network may have been deindexed or... you see what I mean.

    Adding a category could cause a little change in rankings, but nothing major.
     
  18. BLACKHAT1984

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    From experience I find if you alter a website a lot, google temp removes it from serps to reevaluate it all. Should return shortly.
     
  19. transam7410

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    just keep building backlinks as usual. google will recrawl and fix the index
     
  20. WordKey

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    Hmm... just changing a footer links doesn't change any SERPs. Maybe it'll come back very soon.