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Rank Freeze - Something I've never seen before in my entire SEO career

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by FuryKyle, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. FuryKyle

    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    One of my sites was holding steady at #1-#2 for many months. All of a sudden it dropped 2-10 spots for all of its keywords (not after a panda update, in fact, no where near one) and has stayed there forever. I've thrown everything I've got to it, blasted it, gave it contextual links, EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF.

    It just won't budge. It's not going down, and it's not going up either. It's frozen. Is this some kind of manual penalty? I'm at the verge of giving up on this site. My theory is that it got "locked in" and probably will never rise up again. Have any one of you ever froze in rankings? What happened in the end?
     
  2. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Try Winchester's Wikipedia authority service maybe
     
  3. assphuck

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    Google's computing resources have been working overtime pushing Panda 3.3 out. I'm experiencing multiple sites that are not moving and appear to be stuck too. However, I'm confident backlinks will be calculated toward the benefit of my sites once Google catches up. Just my opinion as to why some of us appear to be stuck in our positions despite building more quality links and content.
     
  4. FuryKyle

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    As I said in my OP, I tried everything.
     
  5. isabellamelendez

    isabellamelendez Regular Member

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    Im with you OP, one of my site freezed, dropped 5 places on all of the keywords then freezed, btw, i blasted the site with 5k contextual links, and it still wont move. LOl, its been like that for around 2-3weeks. i moved into different projects, no point on blasting a site that wont move, lol, giving it a month or 2 to blast it again. :)
     
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    Though I know you said you tried 'everything', how many tiers have you been working with? Have you been using any lindexed/linklicious/etc?

    I've had one of my URL's frozen (at least, it seemed frozen for about 2-3 weeks) and I did a nice and big pyramid to get it out. Keep trying and have patience. If the keyword/URL are worth it.. keep at it.
     
  7. FuryKyle

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    2-3 tiers. I've been keeping at it for ages now and it's still stuck. No point wasting my time anymore. Gonna give up on it and see if it moves or not.
     
  8. navimeister

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    I have seen freeze like this but it was limited only to certain keywords. It happened when I did not care about link velocity and varying anchor text and built a lot of links at once. But the keywords started to move again after 1-2 months, and the links that got them frozen had a lot of effect in the end.
     
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  9. FuryKyle

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    :rolleyes: Sounds exactly like what I'm facing.
     
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    Have you checked out ExtraWinners thread on penalties? If not, you should check it out. Are you using any raw links? Are you using a any variations / long tails as your anchor text?
     
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    what about social shares like facebook, twitter and plus 1's etc..

    Google now use social network information to help ranks sits.

    50 links to a piece of content that has no social shares, looks abit fishy :rolleyes:

    gone are the days of blasting and all that, Google are getting smarter so our
    methods need to get better
     
  12. TheMatrix

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    Did you try changing the content? Maybe there's some issues with the content. I suggest you get a nice, long, 2000+ words article written for the page.
     
  13. krzysiekz

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    Yeah if you are desperate, I'd probably add some more content onto the page if that's even possible (sometimes you don't want to). I've heard people even getting out of the sandbox almost immediately by changing around content, metas, titles, etc so perhaps this may help if you are under some type of penalty.

    Besides, aren't penalties for X amount of time anyway - so perhaps the ranking will adjust after your penalty period is up.

    Good luck with it!
     
  14. FuryKyle

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    Content is untouchable but it's top notch quality.
     
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    This would explain whats happening to a few of my sites. I've ordered lots of SEO service blasts from contextual, mutli tier, wiki, sb, etc..

    The rank just won't move up or down. I thought it was kind of wierd especially since everyone else on those BST threads were claiming huge serp movement while my keywords didn't even budge.
     
  16. Getwhatchuwant

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    Great point, I had a site that I started with all original content then got bored with it so I went ahead and started autoposting videos....suddenly the site took a huge dump and disappeared. So eventually I came back to it and simple removed about half of the autoposted vids and 2 days later rankings came back and I did not even add a new article!

    Anyway now I have some adsense on it and added a few more unique articles and it is starting to bring a few cents per say...lol..
     
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    How do you know that your competition isn't going harder than you are?
     
  18. cocococo

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    i created a thread about serp lock down, its not just you alone buddy, its happening to some of my site.

    My opinion is when its panda update going on, serp seems to be lock down till everything died down.

    Just keep doing what your doing, you will see the light soon, I hope
     
  19. kideze

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    yea maybe updating the site slightly might help. Google is not only looking at links but site speed, design, bounce rate, ad placement. thats the only thing i can think of. It wold suck if you had double the amount of links with people above you but you still cant move.
     
  20. ibmethatswhoib

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    Ya I have some sites locked and I haven't seen anything like it, weird shit. I thought my rank tracker was broken for a minute.