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rankings dropped over night

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by firstnamelastname, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Junior Member

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    Can anyone explain what's going on?

    site was ranking #4 for a competitive keyword

    I was targetting 3 keywords with 3 separate pages, so the homepage was targetting one keyword, an inner page was targetting another keyword, and another inner page was targetting another keyword

    For the past year, my rankings were consistently like this:

    keyword 1: homepage sitting at #4
    keyword 2: inner page sitting at #1 or #2 depending on the day
    keyword 3: the other inner page sitting at #3

    2 weeks ago I built some high quality (I think?) backlinks to the homepage only.

    last night something strange happened. keywords 2 and 3 disappeared from page one and they are now in the middle of page 2.

    so my rankings are like this:

    keyword 1: homepage still sitting at #4
    keyword 2: inner page went to page 2 :(
    keyword 3: the other inner page went to page 2 :(

    WTF?
     
  2. iBrazilian

    iBrazilian Regular Member

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    Give it a few days to a week, then you can start to make assumptions.
     
  3. ILearnSEO

    ILearnSEO Junior Member

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    KW Dance its not a bad thing alwatys, 2 days ago i was at #5-#4 and i droped to 10# and now dancing on 8-10#. So i guess they are doing something
     
  4. meverest8

    meverest8 Newbie

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    Are you trying your best?
     
  5. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Junior Member

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    I know about google dance, but this doesn't seem to be a dance.
    I built links to the homepage only. You would think the homepage would be moving around. but no, the homepage is stuck where it was before at #4. The 2 inner pages went down. WTF?
    And it seems to be specific to my site only. The SERPS have not changed other than that. Hopefully I have not been manually reviewed otherwise I am F8cked.
     
  6. clevelandslim

    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Its look like a google dance. So don't worry. It will be change
     
  7. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    How sure are you that the links you build were high quality and how many links did you build all at once?

    Also, is your site in Google WMT? if they penalized you, they will let you know why in a few days.

    Edit - read your post a little closer, just a dance or google's algorithm decided to change you ranks. Maybe your inner pages need some links pointed at them as well?
     
  8. edwinmichal

    edwinmichal Regular Member

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    It is a normal drop, untill you get 1st page ranking don't build links, just upload quality contents, you will get your previous ranking for sure
     
  9. ibosan

    ibosan Newbie

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    looks normal, if you drop to page 5-6 on all keywords you should be worried!
     
  10. rathat

    rathat Newbie

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    It could be some anomaly. Give it a few more days
     
  11. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm curious - what do you mean by "High quality links" ?

    If there hasn't been any activity in terms of links for that long, a dance is expected for sure!
     
  12. oion1

    oion1 Registered Member

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    It's possible this is just a dance, wait for a while.
     
  13. Evaking

    Evaking Newbie

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    happened to one of mine too. i wonder of it has anything to do with the google update?