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Rankings Dropped Significantly!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rickstar, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. rickstar

    rickstar Elite Member

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    Crap.

    So today, I check and realize I'm 5th for "Niche Generator" (findabusiness.org) whereas before I was 12th and 24th. Happy right? My work paid off?
    After this, using PRStorm I sent a few thousand pings for the site qbvv.com which had links to findabusiness.org also. I accidentally managed to ping findabusiness.org to a few sites before also but then realized and it took it off.

    I check now and not only have I completely disappeared for "niche generator" but am not even first for "findabusiness.org" anymore?

    For those experienced SEO members, did using PRStorm make this happen? Also, any ideas on how I can get out of this and regain my position?

    Could anyone check for me and let me know if there is something different on your end?

    Your help is really really appreciated!
    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. rickstar

    rickstar Elite Member

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    I noticed there was some duplicate content so I changed the main static pages around. Different titles tags and text. I also removed all duplicate pages from the index.

    Should I remove the entire site? Request a reconsideration And try my efforts at SEO again?
     
  3. knaox

    knaox Registered Member

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    It depends on how long it's been, really. I find that when I throw up new content and ping my site, it sometimes drops a few positions, but comes back stronger in a few days. I wouldn't do any major strategic shifting for a week or so, just see what happens.
     
  4. rickstar

    rickstar Elite Member

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    Right.

    It's been a few hours but the fact is that as far as I know it has disappeared almost completely and most of the search terms I was ranking for before have gone down significantly.

    Thanks though, that gives me some piece of mind. I did alter a few things, hopefully nothing too major.
     
  5. rickstar

    rickstar Elite Member

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    What do you think guys?
     
  6. Sweetfunny

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    You are still ranking for your name, just try and get a couple of authority links to level out the lower quality PRStorm ones and see how it goes.

    Also when something tanks, don't go mass changing pages it's usually one of the worst things you can do since you have no idea if the shift was due to anything your end on Google's. I actually wound up on your site earlier today looking for a list generator.. How odd's that?
     
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  7. rickstar

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    I see, that's good news, did you arrive via Google?

    I do agree for the most part, I was told not to freak out and going about ambushing and changing things. Just thinking Google has 900+ pages indexed from my site, 75% of these pages possess old titles/meta descriptions/incorrect url structure. I assume this is never beneficial.

    I sent in a reconsideration request, just in case.

    I am ranking about 700th for "Niche Generator" in Google, so I guess that it's not totally a bad sign. Still fluctuating between 3 and 8th on Yahoo.

    In regards to the site, it is going to be undergoing a huge update which will not only make search engine friendly but user friendly also. More sitemaps will be created linking to the new .org/business/searched-idea/location URL structure. Plus the upgrade of the current niche keyword tool http://findabusiness.org/niche-keyword-tool. So I guess, one can only hope. Will try to find some high PR, high authority links though.

    Anyway, thanks a lot, your help is always appreciated.
     
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