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New site 2 month old drops SERP for its keywords after linkbulding

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by myk33, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. myk33

    myk33 Junior Member

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    hi there,

    i have noticed last week that my website has dropped off the SERP for ost keywords it used to rank for and in some cases it is now sitting on the very last page of the SERP for its keyword it used to rank well for.

    I have been building links (around 100 in 2 months) and i guess google may have penalized me for it.

    I am still doing off site SEO articles and link building despite this and i am hoping that it will bounce back.

    Can people here please advise if they have been in this situation before and how long it took for it to bounce back, or if it never did bounce back. As you can imagine i am pretty frustrated with this and would like to hear others experience with this situation with new sites?

    thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. bond0007

    bond0007 Regular Member

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    in same situation now. does site:yoursirte.com show you being indexed?
     
  3. rreeve

    rreeve Newbie

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    I've read that G is in the process of updating and it sounds like you may have got a slap. The only way you can really find out why is by digging into your backlinks. I don't think 100 links in 2 months is too much because when something goes viral it can get 100's in an hour. It may be related to the types of sites your linking from. I once had a few pages go up to a PR score of 4 with quite good rankings only for me to lose this again when google updated. I concluded that this was because a couple of high ranking relevant sites linked to me and either the link page was archived or removed which then effected my site.
    Now I always keep a list of all my backlinks and try to keep them updated.
    Keep up with what you was doing and hopefully you will regain your ranking, search engines work slowly so it could take a couple months but if your CONSISTENT you will eventually bounce back.
     
  4. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Since you're still in the SERPS you're not sandboxed or deindexed.

    What you describe is not unusual for a site that is pretty new.
    There's even a name for this behavior....the Google Dance

    Just do a search for this term here on BHW to learn more about it.

    You will have to sit this one out and continue working on the site as usual.

    This week (or was it last week) one of my sites returned to page 1. Most of 2009 it was there until November when it dropped to somewhere in the lower regions.
     
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  5. myk33

    myk33 Junior Member

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    thanks for this, yes site: in google shows every page still. the annoying thing is when you read posts about people who have had the same problem as me on forums like seochat they say you have been penalized and the only real you will get back is by submitting a re-inclusion request to google. so when i research i just dont know who to believe lol. but i am however going to sit it out and keep link building..
     
  6. myk33

    myk33 Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    I would just like to point out that my site is now ranking for kewords it never used too and now that keyword where my site was on the last page ~70 or so is now on page 1 at result 6 in the google list :D

    What i have done to have my site bounce back stronger over the past 4 week when it dropped was:

    continue link bulding and writing articles.

    built links from some high PR with low OB links including EDU links, (these are blog comments)

    Added an authority outbound link to my main page.

    just thought i would follow this up.

    thanks

    myk33
     
  7. kkdren

    kkdren Registered Member

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    100 backlinks is few, i think GG did not drop your sites off :)
     
  8. pctechwright

    pctechwright Newbie

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    my damn site just did this as well - i see it in site: but no ranking for keyword... im going to try the other guys thing