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OMG - Terrible sites are now ranking in the top 10 for our keyword

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by DrumsAreForGirls, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. DrumsAreForGirls

    DrumsAreForGirls Newbie

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    Google really seems to be shooting itself in the foot.

    An OBVIOUS robot-spun autoblog now ranks in the top 10 for our (highly, highly competitive) keyword because its latest article mentions that keyword contextually... what is that all about?
     
  2. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    Be patient. Penguin will either be significantly modified or put on ice. At such time your ranks will most likely improve and junk sites will be dropped.

    There's still a lot of garbage in the SERPS and Google has a lot of work ahead of them. Patience is the key. :)
     
  3. nonin

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    hummm.. don't know

    what I can see - results have improved, some sh*t sites based on revenue from G ads have disappeared from top positions

    I agree that we have to add value to internet with our websites (not only chase $$$) :p
     
  4. contentcouch

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    It seems Penguin is better than Panda. Maybe Big G is trying to recognize the junk before shitting on them. Once the garbage is cleaned, everything will be towards quality. It's too early for you to blame the one working to kill the junk. I have seen one of my sites dropping from top in a similar situation, where junk sites were on top at the time of new update, but within no time my site ranked even better and those garbage were di-indexed and nowhere to find, but was a medium compete keyword, since yours is a highly competitive, you need to wait.
     
  5. Bizmarkie40

    Bizmarkie40 Junior Member

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    I hope you're right but I must ask the obvious. what makes you think that?
     
  6. krilin50

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    I couldn't agree more with you but sometimes one cannot avoid getting a little bit anxious, just hang in there and let's share any positive ranking move in the next few days.
     
  7. Ellisd

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    Sorry to hear that
    Get a bunch of articles up and spun...
    Get those backlinks up!!
     
  8. rankjuice

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    Yep same here. I keep getting outranked by whois type sites!!
     
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    Tell me about it. I just put up an ecommerce site a week ago, no backlinks, and not even one product loaded, only the template, and it is #1 in my ego SERPS. It beats out all of my SM account, article account, everything. I am almost ready to put out an ebook for warrior that says "SEO has never been so easy", " do nothing and rank #1". I am sure it is honeymoon dance, but it was funny to see at the same time as the penguin gripes.

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  11. assphuck

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    As noted in my post: "There's still a lot of garbage in the SERPS and Google has a lot of work ahead of them. Patience is the key."

    Google will work towards an algorithmic solution to remove the garbage. As they do, everything else shall rise.

     
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  12. bigfoot1

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    It seems like the correct thing to do at the moment would be to slow down on link building until the SEO community figures out what the heck is going on.

    My only site that went down in rankings was a shitty one with ads above the fold. It just recently crashed in Google Rankings which is fine because I don't make any cash of that site anyways. The rest of my sites have showed upwards movement but I don't know whether those are because of algorithmic changes or because of my recent link-building.
     
  13. Bizmarkie40

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    more weirdness. I have a free wordpress blog I put together to practice. It has affiliate links but little chance to make money, you cannot even do an opt in form with a free blog so iit is kind of useless. I ranked pretty highly (in top 15) for a KW that has 2900 exact local searches.

    I also wrote three other articles using that same KW as a part of a four part series. So each title would be (just using this as an example of course) "How to make purple dresses article series #1: The first step" then the next would be "How to make purple dresses article series #2: Where to find the right materials" etc.. etc.. well amazingly enough the first article I did a lot of backlinking to it and of course it went from like 10 to 12 to now bieng gone.

    BUT wait, the fourth article in the series which has NO backlinks and is the least aged URL is #18 out of nowhere. how does an article that has no backlinks get to 18th position on a kw with 2900 exacts and the main article that was ranking in top 10-20 for 3 months just drop off? Crazy
     
  14. BlackCod

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    half of my site got murdered and half is still on front page. Fyi I have 10 sites. I have no idea why some site are getting effected differently than other because i do the same seo for all. I do it like a assembly line so i know i did the same process for all of them