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My site has been pingponing the fuck out of my keywords from the first month

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Reyone, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    HELLO BHWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW...

    Ok, so here is my story. About 6 months ago I decided to go ahead and create an authority site around a microniche site, turns out this microniche has a fucking ton of searches, so I got excited and prepared myself to bank some cash (audience has megahuge potential as well).

    The site is 6 months old and it has PR 2, ahrefs auth 80 and domain auth of 32 (moonsy).

    Righty, 3 months after i created the site, got all the content (have around 30k words in content, really nice, beautiful, meaningful and super attractive for this audience) and I decided it was the time to start doing SEO.

    I got a SEO guy (whom i wont mention in this thread) and after an analysis he started doing his work. Don't get this wrong, he is good at what he does, great quality, amazing diversification and a good dosage of quantity; but rankings wont stabilize.

    Fair enough, so the keywords I was aiming to rank have either low competition or medium competition. The main problem is that none of them fuckers is stable. Most of them are top 100, however, one day they'll be position 70, next day nowhere...

    Yes, Googlaglie dance, I am aware.

    Another point to keep in mind is that when I built the site, a guy suggested me to throw a ton of BLS nofollow to index the content (worst idea ever). So the site had a ton of links, then lost a ton of links and I am assuming that is not very good.

    My question. Is it normal that after three full months of constant whitehat seo, content and dedication the keywords are still bouncing? I mean, site has decent pr, auth and so on, should be a bit more stable IMO, shouldnt it?

    There is not a ton of social signals tho, I am not entire sure if this would help the equation.

    All in all, lets see what you guys think of my case and see if I can get a hand with it.

    Another reknown SEO expert from this forum advised me to simply keep at it, as it is a newly created domain (6months) it might keep like that for another 2-3 months.

    Anyways, thanks in advance!
     
  2. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    I have been trying visually to work out what is going on...

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  3. zenlagor

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    What has he suggested you do? You have posted in the white hat section, so can I assume all of his work was manual and you can review it yourself?
    low/medium competition in whos eyes? have you looked on semrush at each keyword, who is in what position and looked at what backlinks they have? Pick one keyword and do some proper research as to why your site is not even in the top 100.

    We all do stupid stuff sometimes, just keep manually building quality links and adding fresh content - I doubt this is what is holding you back.

    yes personally I would expect some of my keywords to be high up and some nice organic traffic flowing in.

    Social signals really work, think of a giveaway (people have to follow you and retweet or something) you can do in your niche to create a social following - cut the SEO budget for now and focus on that.
     
  4. pmvuong

    pmvuong Registered Member

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    From my experience, 6 months old site should be more or less stable in ranking.
     
  5. Kimi

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    It's obvious you don't have a good SEO guy.
     
  6. jamesyboy

    jamesyboy Regular Member

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    Your site's probably feeling the effects of the latest Penguin change. My sites are dancing all over the place still but some of the keywords have begun to settle down (sadly, in WORSE positions than they were pre-Penguin).
     
  7. internalsoul

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    For a six months old site, the ranking should have been stable at some point. Then dancing few spots up and down is normal. But its not late yet. Just add more fresh content , keep on doing manual linkbuilding work along with social signals and its gonna get steady for sure.
     
  8. Reyone

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    Thanks a lot for the replies everyone.

    In regards of the competition, yes. All the sites from page 1 have been analyzed in terms of BLs countless times. Funny thing is that the 3rd site is a 12 year old domain with 90 BLs built... this is for a kw with 170k searches... first and second, wikipedia and about.com with really thin content

    Whitehat? Yes, and I do have access to all of the links created. All the web 2.0 have around 1k words, 3 pics and they are generally pretty decent content.

    I guess ill get some social signals module or check out some different SEOer if this month things don't change. I am not spending a large amount on SEO, but it is slowly digging a hole into my pocket.