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Rakings dropped 6 pages!!!! Did I over optimize? Or Panda 4.0? FUUUUUUUUDGE.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Blackhat Scott, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Blackhat Scott

    Blackhat Scott Regular Member

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    local SEO site, was ranked on front page for over a hundred of terms, over 100+ pages concerning construciton... BUT site also contains 60+ pages of unrelated content about loans and paydays loans... which concerned Panda 4.0.
    lost almost all rankings to page 6+.

    Panda 4rolled out May 19th-20th. We noticed the drop around june 13th .

    I don't believe Panda 4.0 would hit all search queries and sites from May 19th-20th... there would be some lag time right?

    Around June 8-10th we also relaunched 21 pages and did onsite SEO. I did H1-H6 tags using variations of exact keyword in sentences of H1 tags. exact match long tail KW density is at around 11 repeats, 2.65%. Added 500 words fresh content to each page. added 3 images to each page... all the same images, but we renamed them for variations of KW, i.e. KW-1.jpg, KW-2.jpg, KW-3.jpgetc... Added ALT tags to images, variations of exact match KW too.


    Racking my brain on this... hope someone has a bone to throw me. I thought to delete all loan pages from server... but it's strange how at the same time we relaunched SEO pages just a few days before when this drop occurred.
     
  2. V

    V Elite Member

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    Did you check your site for neg seo? If it's ranking for 100+ KWs, it's gotta attract attention from a lot of people. Let's see what senior members have to say about this. :)
     
  3. LeanLow

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    Site contains pages about unrelated topic like payday loans, that's probably the case, why would you put those type of articles on main website ?
     
  4. Blackhat Scott

    Blackhat Scott Regular Member

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    i didnt put the payday loans stuff... i just handle the seo now for client... dont know why he put it there, hes got other unrelated stuff too. but it was top ranked before i got to it... i did some onsite seo as mentioned, new conent on like 20 pages, etc.... but he's got hundreds of pages... He was page 1 in top 10 for 100+ KWs. Then i did my onsite SEo as stated and it all turned to shit... His Gplaces has stayed ranked though, unaffected... After reading about Panda 4, I began looking at all his pages on his server and noticed hes got like 60 about loans and payday loans, credit cards, all kinds of unrelated shizzzz. The main site is about construction. local seo. See what a fudge mess this is for me? Whole lot of fudge over here.
     
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  5. Reyone

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    Well, just phone your client and tell him to get rid of the unrelated pages... explain the drops have been caused by this and move on...
    All in all, be smart about it and use your brain, you can get something out of it if you play your cards right
     
  6. methodman90

    methodman90 BANNED BANNED

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    As suggested by above member, you're always 2 step further your client. whichever client of whichever business is, it's math, why the hell would you rely on a forum for such questions? be smart
     
  7. LeanLow

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    Maybe he got hacked and someone put that content on his site, maybe he copied pages from other websites and put on his own website, ask him.
     
  8. TheUnborn

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    Maybe its neg seo,try to check if you got warning from google