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My homepage rankings were lost after Google update--Help me out!!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rocketman, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. rocketman

    rocketman Newbie

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    Hello everyone,
    One of my website is hosted under joomla cms. I have changed my template few days ago (around 40days). As soon as i changed my template my

    Home page rankings were gone. (only home page)

    Many of my friends saying that i got penalty from google. But, still my website is indexed in google and my inner pages were ranking in

    same positions.

    There is no change in traffic from inner pages. Only home page traffic is gone. Please help me out in solving this issue. 90% of Google

    traffic comes from home page. My sales, traffic and everything is gone :(

    Thanks.
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It's an Algo, of course it can be gamed.
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    I would be building some links to that home page as well as social bookmarking the home page as well as those links.
     
  3. bakxos

    bakxos Regular Member

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    Maybe you analyse the html/css code of the new template and see if there are many errors etc.

    Penalty for what?Changing template? Nah i dont think so..it makes no sense.

    Either your website is being re-evaluated and you are going to dance with Google a bit or your new template sucks.
     
  4. rocketman

    rocketman Newbie

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    Thanks for quick replies.

    Actually, i was ranking for 20 Keywords for home page. All 20 keywords were ranking in top 5. But, suddenly all keywords jumped to 2,3, and 4th pages of Google. I really don't understand what is going on with my rankings.

    I am waiting since 1 month. But there is no change in the results.


    Yes, i build many links. But there is no change in rankings.
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You have to backlink those links you are building and social bookmark them as well. Take a look at the diagram below and think of it this way. The circles are links to your url. Build links that are backlinking those circles and then build backlinks to those backlinks.

    The link juice will pass through to your site and get you ranked again... it will take some time but it does work.

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  6. vlerian

    vlerian Junior Member

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    I never use Joomla, but, is it possible for you to revert back (reinstalling) to the old template? Have you tried it?