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My rankings dropped out of no where? I need answers

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jake43, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. jake43

    jake43 Newbie

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    About 2 and a half weeks ago I started a site and after a week it was ranking on page 10 of a fairly easy keyword. Then, a couple of days later it vanished and isn't ranking for that keyword at all. It's been a week and I'm worried that I might have penalized the site or done something wrong because I did make a couple of changes to the site and added some content, or is this normal as I have heard of newish sites doing this. Maybe I should just wait longer. I don't know, this is the first time I have tried to seriously rank a site.

    Thanks to whoever helps out!
     
  2. boleklolek

    boleklolek Senior Member

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    go to google com and write "site:yourdomain.com" if you find your homepage in the search - its not penalized
     
  3. Titans

    Titans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Log into your Google webmaster tools and check for notifications. You can check for manual review penalties by clicking “Search Traffic>Manual Actions”.
     
  4. boostup

    boostup Newbie

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    Maybe google has penalized your website.
     
  5. shadow2015

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    I think there are couple of answers here which to my opinion are correct. I tdonnt think your website is penalized, I have a site just stared couple of months ago, I am raking for some KW and 1 KW was raking page 1 place one, now its gone, no where to be seen...but its not penalized, nothing on WMT or is can still find my site online (google i mean)
     
  6. Mochino

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    Did your incoming traffic decrease all of a sudden? Before you noticed anything in the Search results?