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Penalty to be stuck on page 2?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Do you think there could be a penalty where google keeps you on page 2 or do you think that is more with higher pages like 4 and 5, etc?

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  2. nakamura

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    No, I don't think so. But I noticed that I was stuck on page 2 (#10 - #12) for a few weeks and then baaam suddenly on position #3-#5.
    That happened to me a few times.

    Just keep building backlinks and you will be fine.
     
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    been hit with few manual penalties and sites would drop to page 5 and 6 always
     
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  4. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Seems to be a 'waiting period' where you get stuck at 10-12 then eventually get past it as nakamura stated.
     
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  5. CarloTav

    CarloTav Junior Member

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    Yea same is happening for me, currently on page 2 for about 2-3 weeks now.
     
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  6. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Thanks. Been on page two a few months now and hoping to see a boost soon.
     
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  7. KHer0

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    Overoptmization penalty, play with your keyword density + exact anchor text .. Balance them and wait 48, if there is serps change then you knew your problem :)
     
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    Yep ive been stuck on pages 2 an 3 for a few weeks too now hopefully will bump up soon!
     
  9. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I wouldn't call it a penalty, but a sign that the top 10 sites do something you don't.
     
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    Not sure what is it but its strange because I am in the same situation. Almost half of my main keywords are on page 2 for about 2-3 months. I gont better content, backliks and social signals than most of my competitors but some of them are still one step in front of me... Damn
     
  11. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    I don't think social signals really matters to Google honestly as they can easily be spammed. I saw an interview with one of the guys at Google saying the social signals are too noisy for them to use. Some of the top competitors in my niche actually don't even use social and they're ranking fine. But I am seeing some sites that look outdated and boring out ranking my site and that annoys me a little.
     
  12. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    A ranking factor is the age of the actual backlinks. Not just the quality. So if someone else has been ranking for 6 months or 1 yr+ then the backlink age will keep them above you with links only 2 or 3 months old. So need to just keep building links slowly and adding content till you hit a certain age limit (varies with niche and KW). Of course there are some powerful link building short cuts that work for some seo experts who churn and burn.
     
  13. horitzfolk

    horitzfolk Newbie

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    If you can't move from page 2, you should get better quality links with more diversity then what you have been getting so far.
     
  14. 7th Sense

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    I don't think so. If you can't move to first page then you should concentrate on get more HQ links from authority sites...