Ranking drop

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rugbyjack2005, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. rugbyjack2005

    rugbyjack2005 Power Member

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    I have been working on a site for roughly 6 months now and I was getting quite a few good results including a top 5 ranking for a term that receives 110k Google searches in the UK and a top 10 ranking for a search term that receives 4,400 UK Google searches. Today though i noticed that the site has dropped out of the rankings. The site comes up when you search for the company name and appears top when you search site:domainname. I have checked my messages in Google Webmaster tools and i haven't had a message saying i have been penalised or anything of that ilk. The last message i got was a month ago saying that there was a rise in site traffic.

    The link strategy i use is exactly the same as i do for all of my clients and noone else has dropped in the rankings. I build a diverse, multi tiered link pyramid for each link cycle. All automation is done on tier 2 via all manually built links. All articles are hand written, and not pinched from anywhere. They are spun to over 80% uniqueness with each paragraph having 2 rewrites and multi level spins in them. I also spin the links so that they don't appear in the same place and don't link to the same page.

    I build web 2.0 links, social bookmarks, blog comments, article links, profile links etc. I also send daily PR Web articles out to the US and run monthly Wowcher deals. I also maintain a constant link velocity.

    I see no reason why i would have be penalised and presume it is just a dance but I would welcome any comments on this. I am use to websites dropping out of the rankings within the first 6 weeks before popping back in a week or two later but not after 6 months...
     
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    It seems to be a normal google dance however try to add more unique content in it and see if it clicks.
     
  3. rugbyjack2005

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    Yeh it seems to be an effect of the new algorithm change. Does anyone know what is mainly effects. My links aren't spammy but i do have a few onsite links that may be construed as spammy