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My SERPs went drastically down!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Desert90, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Desert90

    Desert90 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I just checked my AWM account to see if i got new leads but today i don't have a lead and not even a click!
    I checked my KWs and all went from #1-4 to #16 and lower and some aren't in top 100 more!
    What happened? I only ordered from a guy 10 web2.0s for $5 and a seo gig for $5 was it dangerous or do i have to do seo every month?
     
  2. innozemec

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    It could be a dancing, so don't get too worried.. wait couple of days up to a week and then judge based on your ranks if it is a dance or a penalty..
     
  3. Gogol

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    Yeah as innozemec said, looks like dancing to me too. Wait for a week or so to let it settle down and check after that. If you still do not recover, you have been penalized.
     
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    I'd recommend keeping outsourcing to a minimum in the future. Most providers have tons of other customers and just want to make a quick buck, it's not their job to keep your business afloat in the long term.
     
  5. Desert90

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    Ok thanks i will wait. but a dancing? i think a dancing is to get from #1 to #5 e.g.
    but i got to #200 and some aren't in top 100 lol
     
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    Hopefully you haven't already quit your dayjob.
     
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    Desert90,

    Fluctuations that large seem more like the domain was penalized. D_nov also has some good advice. Be very careful who you trust your website to, especially if it is part of your livelihood. Even reputable agencies sometimes unknowingly outsource work to people who are doing crappy things to the websites they work on.

    Have you checked into the work they performed for you? Does anything look suspicious? I would do that first thing and see if you notice anything off. My guess is that it would be something related to linking so if things don't get better you could try disavowing those links.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  8. HeRBaR

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    One of my sites is dancing too, I cant even find it on top 5 pages :p
    So just wait some time and see what happens
     
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    yep it can still be dancing, some of my sites have gone from first page one day, then not in the top 1,000 the next and then a day later back stronger on the first page, it normally happens a lot when there aren't many backlinkings. so and additional backlinks cause the rankings to drop before they settle again (normally higher up). once you have a solid backlink profile you shouldn't really see any "google dance"
     
  10. DarkMatrix

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    Sounds like a filter or penalty has been applied. :( Hopefully not but just giving an honest opinion. Most of us won't have GA or WMT's on our sites but if you do have one or both you can find out the actual day it happened (via GA and comparing against known updates) and recently, on GWT's, they now provide a little more detail if in fact they have penalized your site. I can get more detailed if you want but don't want to if it will not be of assistance to you. :)

    Either way, good luck to you and here's to hoping you get your serps back!
    Cheers!
     
  11. wwallace1

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    That was stupid to begin with. You get what you paid for. Shitty links will do nothing but hurt your site
     
  12. Desert90

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    Ok thank you guys i learned from my mistakes.
    What's the best seo service for a small budget?
     
  13. TheExtractor

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    what is that $5 seo gig? Thousands of cheap links?
     
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    You probably got penalized for crappy links. Could be somebody else did some negative SEO or outranked you.
     
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    You should really avoid Fiverr for tier one links. You simply aren't going to get quality content and links. I mean, you can't even get a solid (as in high quality) 500 word article for that price, to think you're going to get quality and links is naive.
     
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  16. Desert90

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    he gave me 50 contextual d0f0llow links from private blogs lol

    @Theextractor: oh yes that could also be! there are some other ppd sites for my niche and one was on #4 but i outranked him i got on #1 and he wasn't more there lol
     
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    My advice is to avoid getting bulk backlinks and build them slowly instead, because then your site won't be showing any negative signals to Google.
    As for the best SEO service for a small budget, someimes it pays off to learn the basics yourself and stick to white-hat tactics [​IMG]
    Overall, links from authority sites in the same niche can do wonders - do some e-mail outreach, implement linkbait techniques on your site, guest posting may be.
    First and foremost, analyze the backlink strategies of top performing competitors and find out where to get juicy backlinks from.