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SEO campaign, not working as planned

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Dandanel, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Dandanel

    Dandanel Newbie

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    Hello to you all,
    i've recently contacted a seo firm to run a local seo campaign.
    But unfortunately all the keywords that gone up during the campagin went from first pages 1/2 to 8/9 page. The campaign was run on my main keywords in my niche (short term accommodations), competition is medium on the keyowrds.
    With the penguin/panda update which was last, i can't remember i had a big increase in ranking.
    As for the seo firm they say they do just white hat, i am kinda scarred of seeing my site penalized.
    In google webmasters all is fine, keywords still bounce like crazy from day to day, same goes when checking with serpfox.
    The domain authority just increased during the campaign, saw a steady increase in links.
    My question is did it get scammed? or should i wait untill keywords remain on a steady position?

    Thank you
     
  2. igniteimages

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    Are you saying that during the campaign they went up to 1/2 then down to 8/9, or were they at page 1/2 before the campaign started?

    Don't ask in general terms what they did; ask for specifics. Any good quality company running a service should be able to tell you this.

    Then check what they have done with various tools such as backlink checkers etc (I'm sure others will give more advice here).

    I've had lower down keywords jump around a lot but those on 1/2 are reasonably static.
     
  3. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    Send me your URL and I'll perform some analysis on the link they're building and will be able to advise you on whether their services are junk or not.
     
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  4. Dandanel

    Dandanel Newbie

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    they were on the first two search pages on google, a few days later and also now they are somewhere around 8 and 9th page
     
  5. Korban

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    your "SEO firm" fucked your website with spammy links
     
  6. VinceC

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    Is your site new? Have you done any other linking beside the local seo firm? How long it been there since the drop? Might be google dance
     
  7. Reyone

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    Why are you saying such a fucking retarded thing, i just wanna slap your retarded brain man.

    1- You have no fucking clue about his actual status
    2- You have no fucking clue of who is the "firm"
    3- You only have a clue about saying retarded things.

    By saying that you are just scaring OP and getting him stressed, really no need to say such stupid thing.

    Also, it could perfectly be a bounce, you wont know until you do not go indepth with the website.

    Anyways, back to work...
     
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  8. dennica

    dennica Senior Member

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    When you build backlinks, thats considered black hat already...
     
  9. aranrond

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    I advise to check what they did.

    Two steps to do:

    1. Go to ahrefs, enter your domain and analyze the first "Backlinks" graph. If you lost many backlinks it's bad.
    2. Go to backlinkwatch, enter your domain and go through your links to check link quality.
     
  10. IamBlackhatter

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    I think its almost the same with all still not finding a proper place b'cause of jumps.After the penguin update my site went from page 1 to nowhere i thought my site was penalized but to my surprise i found my site on page 7 for the same keyword after 3-5days.Should wait a week or so to find the final result.
     
  11. RankSnatcher

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    I also think this...
    You can send me your URL and main keyword to me for free analysis.
     
  12. loudINMedia

    loudINMedia Junior Member

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    I'd be able to help out as well, but I'd wait for while. So feel free pm me link and seo you hired. Will have a look
    J
     
  13. Dandanel

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    Abstroose, RankSnatcher thank you for your help, but at the moment i cannot send pm
    Regarding the domain it is 1 year old, i just hope i won't get slapped by google if something isn't as it "should be"
     
  14. bluematter

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    Have they sent you any link reports?
     
  15. Dandanel

    Dandanel Newbie

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    Nope, because i can't send private messages yet, due to the limitations.
     
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    So the keywords were holding steady on page 1/2 and have recently dropped (if so when did they drop?) or did they just jump up there temporarily and jump back down? How long has the firm been working on the site?
     
  17. GreenLightArticles

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    Maybe it just needs a bit more time... I remember doing some SEO work for a web design firm in my early days. It took 6 months for the site to go from Page 2 to #1 in Google. I never thought (at the time) it could take that long. It's been #1 for over 3 years now...
     
  18. Dandanel

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    Well, the keywords just dropped the next day, when they've said the seo campaign is finished.
    They were working since the end of March the campaign was ended on the 27 of May.
     
  19. Dandanel

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    Well i hope time will solve everything.
     
  20. leobar

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    just wait and be patient, ask them some detailed report of their services so you check yourself what they provided ( every serious seo provider should give you a detailed report). check manually every backlink on any tool you have.
    just wait a couple more days so things settle down and check your serp every now and then so you know if its a dance or you are estabilished at that certain serp.
    also check your inside seo of your page, maybe you have some other keyword targeted by mistake and its not allowing your targeted keyword ranking priority.
    and for the poeple who says your seo company F***ed you up: are u serious? instead of helping some fella, u try to scare him and blame his seo company without having any facts or at least checking what they did?
    FFS if u dont have something helpull to say, please dont stess him.
    ps. for OP, from the moment you decide to add backlinks yourself or via some company, it stops beeing white hat. white hat means good content and wait till someone finds you and links you......