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Question about the "google dance" and my new site disappearing then reappearing constantly

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by burgertime, May 1, 2013.

  1. burgertime

    burgertime Registered Member

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    preface: I've already researched this on google but I'm not finding any decent explanations - so I've brought my research here for feedback.

    I published my first site a couple weeks ago. It's an amazon affiliates niche site. After only having my 1000 word primary keyword landing page published and nothing more than "about" contact" and "privacy", I showed up on the 4th page of SERP for my primary keyword. I feel like that's a pretty good start. BUT, then I added a secondary article and the next day, my site was gone from the 4th page. Actually, I couldn't even find it in the first 300 using what'smyserp. Then, later that day, it was back again. This time it was higher up on the 3rd page. The following morning it was gone again, then a couple hours later, it was back.

    I researched this and I believe this is the Google Dance phenomena. I'm fairly certain I don't have a google penalty because if I search for my brand, most of the 1st page of google is mine.
    Anyhow, I checked this morning and it was gone again and still hasn't come back. Do I have anything to worry about? I should also add that I have no back links yet and as of now, my site is what I would considered 'completely white hat formatted' - although I am an IM newbie so I can't promise you I know what I'm talking about.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. proweb

    proweb Regular Member

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    Its most likely Google dance. New domains/websites bounce around in the SERPs for a couple days to a week or so until Google determines the appropriate ranking. When a new site ranks high for a few days internet marketers call it the "Google Honeymoon".

    It normally takes my sites a month or two until their rankings become predictable. Up until this time my sites normally get stuck at a certain rank for no reason and stay there. For example, I may rank at position 21 even after having authority sites link to me then after a few weeks my site will go to page 1 without any additional link building.

    Of course, it really depends on your site, niche, and competition. So this is just my best guess.
     
  3. burgertime

    burgertime Registered Member

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    Thanks for that information. I was thinking maybe I was doomed. Google is such an odd machine.
     
  4. burgertime

    burgertime Registered Member

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    So just after I posted this thread, my site came back, but now it's been gone since friday. Is it something I'm doing? Once you change a page, how long does the effect of that change take to show up?
     
  5. GTC1187

    GTC1187 Newbie

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    It's called "Everflux" and happens all the time. Your site isn't deindexed, just give it time to age and it will stay visible.
     
  6. coxi999

    coxi999 Junior Member

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    Don't worry about that at all it's normal it will settle after a few weeks.
     
  7. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    Like others have said, nothing to worry about. It's going to take at least a couple weeks for pages to be indexed, and your rankings to be fully assimilated. SEO/Rankings/Google are slow processes. Just build your site. Add content, and start to add manual links as you go along. This isn't even "google dance" that's usually reserved for the phenomenon that happens when you start introducing back-links as they are incorporated and your rankings are being calculated based on the new found data. I wouldn't even look at your rankings as you are setting the site up, just build it, and then start to worry about rank.