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Rank drop after increasing site load time?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jon_xx_x, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a local site that's ranking worse than it should. I just started working on it, but I got it from 100 to 30, but still should be higher. I realized it had terrible page load times, huge jpgs, etc. So I spent some time cleaning it up, good test results, got it from 8 second load time to under 2 secons. Was hoping to see a small jump, and about 12 hours later it dropped 12 spots. Nothing else has been done and it's been hovering around 30-35 for past few weeks.

    Maybe it's just temporary but I don't see why it would even drop at all. Anyone experience this?
     
  2. humphrytools

    humphrytools Regular Member

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    any on-page changes always result in ranking changes. Be patient and it should bounce back. Also few backlinks can help too.
     
  3. T2tkid

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    Like the above guy said, be patient and wait for the site to bounce back. Reducing the site load should affect the site positively.
     
  4. W9go

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    better loading time can not harm you for 100% .... so be patient.

    i have seen it very often pages making a high jump up fall a little back again and come back .. so is guess its normal behavior and it has nothing to do with the loading time.
     
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    Yes, One of my websites had met the same thing once I have adjusted my on-page. But later it bounces back. so, you can wait for some time.
     
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    People are overworrying about little things now.
     
  7. Purush

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    yes, if you remove any picture mean, it would have the impact.
     
  8. jon_xx_x

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    Thanks, just not patient. But wasn't expecting it to take a negative jump. I'll wait for the bounce back.
     
  9. jon_xx_x

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    Still hasn't bounced up. I don't see how making the speed increase without editing anything would affect ranking negatively.
     
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  11. tryitnowdude

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    Results related to changes you make will take time to appear.
     
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    Interesting. A smaller load page time certainly helps. I think it bounces a bit now and you should see some improvements very soon. Please keep us updated
     
  13. ThopHayt

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    Two second load time is still horrible. Really horrible. Bear in mind that dropout rates for visitors skyrocket by the MILLISECOND... so two seconds is on the wrong side of the tracks. Get it under a second, period. Optimize all your images with aggressive compression. Move on from there. Minify the code as well.

    -ThopHayt