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NEWB question - should I be worried or am I just being paranoid?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Gillean, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Gillean

    Gillean Newbie

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    Hello all,

    I have been reading BHW for quite a while and finally decided to try the ranking game with a website. The money site was created 1.5 months ago and I have been doing everything slow and steady. Each day to 2 I have been adding content, filling out all of the information I felt I needed to provide quality content. I also was looking for 1-3 links (blog creation, comments etc) each day or so and I have an article accepted at one of the article sites.

    I have also invested in Market Samurai and have been monitoring my keyword position by day. On my targeted keyword I have been slowly gaining traction and over the last 14 days slowly going up in the rankings from 40ish to mid 30s. I am also ranking for various secondary keywords both to my main address and inner pages.

    Then comes this morning. My main keyword and all but one of the keywords that point to my main address dissapeared off the list (IE no ranking in 100). My inner pages are still ranking but all of the "meat" is gone.

    The question is this: Is this just the Google dance or something more? Not sure what the signs are of being "sandboxed" or the other issues currently running around due to Panda 3.3 etc. If the dance, how long should I go before being worried? I am riding that mental edge right now.... Any insight would be highly appreciated.
     
  2. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    I'd worry.

    How spammy are your links? Any chance your competitors spammed you with trash links? Check your site vs. ibacklinkpro and see how many you have, and what quality they are, and if you are the one that created them or was it someone else.

    http://www.ibacklinkpro.com/

    There are other things that can be done.
     
  3. frozenatlantic

    frozenatlantic Registered Member

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    Newb answer: Keep doing what you're doing, relax, and have patience.
     
  4. otara274

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    Relevancy is key
     
  5. ajithrocksca

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    There was a google panda update 2 days back.. and your blog might have been hit.. however it is difficult to point out a reason with the information that you have given. however don't lose heart, if you have good content then your site may raise in the rankings again..
     
  6. frozenatlantic

    frozenatlantic Registered Member

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    It's a fact that you WILL get dinged if you panic and stop updating and radically change your linking patterns.

    So provided the content is fine, you're going to get a lot more leeway.
     
  7. Coffee King

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    I'd be worried if you were blasting your money site to 10,000 blogs at once or something.

    But since that isn't the case, it's probably just Google determining your ranking. Keep your pace and you'll surely come back up, even higher than before.
     
  8. frozenatlantic

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    Listen to the wacky coffee guy, he's on things.
     
  9. Envyliciouz

    Envyliciouz BANNED BANNED

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    If you stuck at 1-3 backlinks per day I'm pretty sure that you didn't diversified/diluated your anchor.
     
  10. Gillean

    Gillean Newbie

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    After taking some time to digest the situation, I also think my keyword link distribution may be off a bit. I will need to spend some time with the "Cleck here" and "web address" links to bring it back in line.