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My site just dropped from #3 to #6, what can i do?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Diviance, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Diviance

    Diviance Regular Member

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    Hello everybody,

    This morning my website dropped from #3 to #6 on my main keyword. I did nothing, and nothing blackhat.
    In fact, i have only a few backlinks and I post every day unique content on the website, every day. Also the website is very user friendly and I do nothing with blackhat seo.

    My question is: how could this happen? No vague backlinks has been added and no warning in Webmaster Tools or any drops there. On my Webmaster account it shows a up for my main keyword.

    How can I recover my #3 position? And what has happened?

    Edit: in Analytics it shows that yesterday I had the most visitors to date.
     
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  2. jp_smith86

    jp_smith86 Senior Member

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    if you are not doing seo. may be your competitors are doing.... So thats not a big deal.... you have not paid for that position bro... anyone can be there for some time..... so chill dude....
     
  3. mickyfu

    mickyfu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There is no real answer to you question, it is just a matter of hoping it does not completely vanish. I would watch it over the next few days and if it does not slip any further then start making some good links. I would not invest any money in SEO at the moment just in case it is ready to completely disappear.
     
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    educatedfool Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Try to do some social media and a bit of links from unique content and diversified sources. SEO is not dead and will not ever till the interenet is alive, so good quality SEO will bring you back and even get you #1.
     
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    teddyzz Registered Member

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    hi mate ,
    i'm suggest you to get a service for seo...plz go to bhw service page.. :) . if u have any help for seo then contact me :)
    skype :- talkwithsubhro

    regards
    teddyzz
     
  6. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    that'd be your problem right there I think.
     
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  7. Diviance

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    Thanks for all the quick answers guys! Really appreciate it!

    As I checked some other keywords the website was scoring good with some of them are also down. So i don't think it's with the competition, but my website which has a penalty or something...

    I will add some social links and a few website links from good sources. Also I will keep adding unique articles to my website, I think that's only a good thing to do.

    I think it's strange that suddenly the website drops, when yesterday the website has a new visitors record. What did Google see in my site?

    I'm afraid backlinks will lose the value of the website at all...
     
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  8. Glenn BH

    Glenn BH Regular Member

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    Penalty?! Because you lost 3 positions on the first page? :) What's so strange about moving on the SERPs 2-3 positions?

    As jp_smith86 said, "you have not paid for that position bro"...
     
  9. Diviance

    Diviance Regular Member

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    That's true, and I'm really happy with the position I have, but it's really bothering me to see the results drop this suddenly. And it's on a lot of keywords the site was ranking good.

    Maybe I have to buy some services then, but I'm not used to buy backlinks and I'd rather not. I thought I'd keep it with unique quality content it'd be good.
     
  10. jp_smith86

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    Bro.. it's google. not a command prompt window.... you are getting serious freak... Don't worry.... check 2-3 days more... soon your website will be back on that position.....
     
  11. Diviance

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    Thank you for your comment. I will keep track of the positions.
     
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    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    sorry - didn't realise I was answering in the whitehat section (why the fuck is there a white hat section on BHW anyways!)
     
  13. Glenn BH

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    SERPs are changing constantly, when you notice something like this (check the image) you can start worrying. :)

    googlety.jpg

    Well, maybe Matt Cutts just lied to us? :noidea: :D
     
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    If you keep doing good things , then this is not the problem, it will come back into original spot or even better. It seems that your competitors performed well in recent day or it can be an small Google update. In one word, it is a common case.
    PS, it will be hard to tell what exactly happens without any further information about your niche and website.
     
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    Relax man, most of my sites changes positions everyday, there is nothing to worry about.
     
  16. Diviance

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    I'm aware that SERPs are changing all the time, but this website was stable for a few months on #3, and the suddenly it goes to #6, for me that's weird because I've never experienced this before.

    Plus there's no weird backlinks or double content. I've only added unique content every day. Also the bounce percentage is good and the visitors are a long time on my website. That's why it's weird for me to see the rankings drop.

    I hope they'll go up in the next days.

    Will it help me to add a Facebook and Twitter box on my page?
     
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    Build quality backlinks, social bookmarking and social media
     
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    That's Google honeymoon effect. The ranking will fluctuate a little at the beginning until the dust settles. There's nothing to worry about, sit back and relax :)
     
  19. Diviance

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I will build some good quality links.
    About Google honeymoon, I've never heard of that before, so I started Googling it. I hope the website will be a rank up, when it's back.
     
  20. supportnhelp

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    Biggest mistake is you depend on 1 keyword. Try to do more related keywords.

    anyway, now if you loose 3 position, don't worry, don't buy any service, do that you doing. you will be back. if you can , add some social signal to page.