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Rankings tanked

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by KeenSEO, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. KeenSEO

    KeenSEO Newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    my site just tanked for lots of rankings, from ranking 3-20 for about 30 or so terms in UK and US.

    The site is about 6-7 months old we were ranking very well for a whole bunch of competitive terms in UK and US.
    No messages in GWT.
    Weirdly it seems we dropped on both Google and Bing. I checked the server and we have had no down time.
    Site has a total of 50 links, no sitewides. But starting to see a couple of odd sites linking like start.bg in GWT
    We have dropped up to half our terms before but have come back stronger, I just assumed it was because it is a fairly new site.
    Pages are all still indexed.
    I'm assuming it's a algorithm penalty, but I could be wrong.

    Has anyone else got any thoughts of what it could be?
     
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  3. KeenSEO

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    Well I have diagnosed as much as possible, do you think its worth just waiting for a few more days?
    I can't see what we can do right now as link removal may not be necessary, I mean it's good to clear up some of the bad ones that have linked for no reason I guess.
     
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    Pm me.

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    If the sliding continues in the coming days/weeks, it's the start of a big hard slap!
     
  6. KeenSEO

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    Can't PM yet :/
     
  7. KeenSEO

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    All dropped on same day, from ranking well to no-where
     
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    yeah speaking to lucas tbh I think I went ott with targeted anchors, but all good easy to fix :D
     
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    Double check your link profile. Webmaster tools does a horrible job showing links so there could be a lot more bad links in the mix than you even imagine.

    Be sure you check via majestic/moz/ahrefs and then report back...