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[NOT PENGUIN] Weird SERPS for my site. Google showing wrong page as result.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Corrupt, May 8, 2012.

  1. Corrupt

    Corrupt BANNED BANNED

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    I have a site where I'm targeting lets say [men jackets] on the main page and [women jackets] on an inner page.
    [men jackets] is ranking #3 for the main page, [women jackets] was ranking #18(I added it less than a month back and it's somewhat competitive, but rising gradually), for it's respective page.

    However, I recently changed the meta titles and descriptions to include semantic keywords, and I changed the [men jackets] page title to also include [women jackets] (Eg. Shiny Spanking new men jackets -> Shiny spanking new men jackets and women jackets!).
    However, once google updated the titles in their SERPS, it also replaced my [women jackets] page which was at #18 with the [men jackets] page.

    The content on both the pages is relevant as well.
    Weird eh?

    If you didn't understand what I tried to explain I can try reframing it :|
     
  2. jr_sci

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    Google will always rank on relevance. If you want back your rankings, try to revert back to your earlier meta tags.
     
  3. bobred

    bobred Registered Member

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    I have the exact same thing happening on one of my sites, though in my case it only appeared since the 24th hence is almost certainly penguin related for me as the site tanked too. It's messed up though, my "womens" page ranks for the mens keyword and vice versa, i wouldn't have thought this gives a great search experience for the average surfer!
     
  4. Corrupt

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    The results aren't relevant AT ALL. The meta of [women jackets] page is more relevant to women jackets than the meta of [men jackets] page


    Well it happened to me a just today, so I can't comment on it being caused by the penguin update.
     
  5. Corrupt

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    Now the correct page is back in it's place
     
  6. SuperLinks

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    It was likely as a result of Google's introduction of these two elements in April
    Essentially, they now use H1/H2/H3's and other onsite metrics to change the titles, and subsequently rank, pages on the internet. It's one of the reasons why you had this result, and others are finding irrelevant SERP results.
     
  7. Corrupt

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    That's just the title. In my case, the wrong page, along with the url and meta desc, was displayed