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Rank dropped after I changed some posts title and url

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by frankstan, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. frankstan

    frankstan Regular Member

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    Today my website's main keyword dropped to 16 from 6,
    possible cause:1. yesterday I changed 5 posts titles and urls,
    2. About one week ago, I bought about 30 blog comments, but not for this KWS.
    I guess the main cause is point 1, right?
    So, what should I next?
     
  2. frankstan

    frankstan Regular Member

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    My anchor phrases density is healthy, main Kws is only 5%, but one anchor term get 60% in ahrefs
     
  3. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Some dancing is natural if you change up your content. Give it a few days to a week.
     
  4. heartnet02

    heartnet02 Power Member

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    You changed the title and url and your ranking dropped right? Then I think its obvious what you need to do, revert back to old titles and URL. Some titles might be keyword optimized and the moment you changed the title as well as the URL then it disappeared from Google.
     
  5. JumpSEO78

    JumpSEO78 Newbie

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    ranks will be back after sometime, google dance
     
  6. poetry1969

    poetry1969 Junior Member

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    If you don't mind an obvious post, backup your website and keep your backups. If your rank drops suddenly, restore your backups and you are likely to get your rank back. Making changes and then hoping you can figure something out is probably not the best strategy if you are closely engaged and monitoring your site. Make small changes, watch the results, keep climbing up. I hope this tip helps you in the future.
     
  7. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    If the drop persists, first try changing the titles back to what they were. If that doesn't help, it's obviously the blog comments.

    I, by the way, have money on the blog comments. It's almost certainly caused by those...
     
  8. TrevorB

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    Yes it's because you changed title and url. Give it a little while and it should come back. I do this also on some of my blogs.
     
  9. ikilledkenny

    ikilledkenny Junior Member

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    not so much related but guys, stop buying stupid blog comments. blog comments sucks because 50% of them gets deleted + bad links on page (other comments) + like 50 outgoing links + lots more reasons..

    *all this goes for white money sites. spam/juice/fucking with metrics is diff.

    edit: but to answer op's question it's probably the titles. give it a week, then change back. in short, do what tony said. and I don't think its the comments tbh
     
  10. ORJay

    ORJay Regular Member

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    It is URLs man, try to do 301 ing your previous URL to the newer one
     
  11. frankstan

    frankstan Regular Member

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    Thank you guys, seems it's just a dance, I didn't change the titles back and my rank went back on the same day, Google doesn't like that I changed the post title and url, but that's Ok.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2014
  12. iproweb

    iproweb Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's great to know that your rank s back.