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Rankings dropped on the 21st Jan, have been dancing since

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lolseo, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Hi guys


    Rankings for 1 of my sites dropped a lot on the 21st on January, and have slowly gotten worst since, however they have been dancing. Going from 1st page to 3rd or 4th page in some cases and changing almost daily.

    Its only on one of my sites, and i've not bought any links for any of my sites so that won't be the problem.

    I was checking my anchor text, and i was over optimised for my main money word (which is where most of my rankings have dropped from) so i started building more links with brand name / url anchors.

    My DA has actually risen by 2 points over the past fortnight or so, yet my rankings just wont stabilise. Yesterday I was ranked 2nd for a term again, so thought things were back on track then i wake up today and its back down to 8th (along with a ton of other drops)

    My link building thus far has came from:

    Tiered linking building - Web 2.0 (manual) - Tier 2 GSA - Tier 3 GSA
    Forum posts
    Guest blogs
    Linking from social media accounts (Facebook, twitter and G+)
     
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  2. tojamie

    tojamie BANNED BANNED

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    Are you targeted keywords in Guest Post Links? bcz 'm asking targeted keywords sites only google hit from dancing or penalty issue.

    I think sure you'll recover from this. Remove your old guest post links. Re-build guest post links as a Commercial keywords (Your Firm Name). Try it Cheers :)
     
  3. mwgllc

    mwgllc Registered Member

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    Try getting some high quality links with some varied anchor text. High DA/PA.
     
  4. OnlineA

    OnlineA Regular Member

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    I'm trying to re-read this over and over again and still doesn't make sense to me.
     
  5. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Wow, very specific advice....
     
  6. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Any more advice please guys?
     
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    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    Didn't you just post in another thread LOLing that article marketing still works for you? LOLcheckagain
     
  8. kunu56

    kunu56 Junior Member

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    May I ask :
    Did you change the content of dropped pages ?
    Did you disavow any links before the drop ?

    I am in a similar situation, changed keyword dentist for less than 1% and disavow some links. Then my site dropped heavily for targeted pages.
    Now, site back to page 2, after increasing keyword density to more than 2% and removed disavowed links, took about 2 months for the targeted pages to return to page 2.

    Still, cant figure out how to get back to my previous rank #2-5
     
  9. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    I did change the site content, but this was late last year after a competitior had out ranked me. I added additional content and ranked first again. So i've not changed anything recently.

    I've not disavvowed anything either.

    I know some of my guest submissions pulled the links following the warning from Matt Cutts a while back, so unless it took a while for the loss of links to come into effect i cant understand whats going on.
     
  10. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    Pretty much anything said by him/her never makes sense lol
     
  11. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Bounce Rate.jpg
    Somehow my bounce rate SHOT up, no idea how/why, and rankings dropped at a similar time.

    Not sure if this will give any further insight?
     
  12. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Out of 5 sites I run only 1 has seen ranking drops.
     
  13. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    Has your competition increased? check out your competition they might be outranking you.
     
  14. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    A new EMD has popped up but other than that nothing else new. Still, just 1 new competitor shouldnt have caused me to drop from first page to no where.

    Id like to note its only 1 page and the related terms ive dropped for. Other pages are more or less stable with only minor ranking drops or no drops at all.

    I think it might be my money word and page that are over optimised?
     
  15. kunu56

    kunu56 Junior Member

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    The bounce rate increase is very strange!!!
    Never seen an instance increase like this.

    Maybe... some one put a hack into your site or even host to redirect some of your visitors.
    Take a look at your site .htaccess file and see if there are any unwanted redirects.
    Make sure your site is clean from viruses...etc
     
  16. DaleHarries

    DaleHarries Newbie

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    Just keep building content and going as you are. If nothing happens in say another 4 weeks start thinking about building a second site. Tbh if your niche is a profitable one a second site might be a nice idea anyway. I have a lovely niche where i own all the major sites, small niche but if you literally own it!

    Whatever you do don't panic and do something silly like plugging a bunch of pbn links into it, give it a little time and see how it pans out.