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Need help, dancing or penalized?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rdx_karan, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. rdx_karan

    rdx_karan Registered Member

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    Hey friends,

    I have been a lurker for a while here and I just love this awesome community. It's probably my first thread and well there is something that I wanted to clarify from the more experienced ones.

    One of my niche sites had been ranking #5 for the main keyword for a while now....its a coupon based site so the top competitors were retailpanda, goodsearch and the main brand site.

    I have done around 20 BMR submissions, web 2.0 properties and drip fed UAW article blasts...I just checked and my main page is ranking somewhere on the 800's where as there is an internal page ranking in the 50's for the very keyword. I have lost rankings for almost all other keywords, except one where I'm still #1.

    Note: I did had a similar incident where one of my sites went from page 2 to page 8 for just social bookmarking the pages and then it rturned to page 1 #3 after a week or so, but this one is pretty drastic so I'm a bit worried.

    What is your opinion, is it just a dance or is the site penalized?

    I guess I should continue building my backlinks for the site anyways...