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SERP drop down drastically

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by aimhigh, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. aimhigh

    aimhigh Newbie

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    I have this keyword that was in >500 in SERP. For 3 weeks I was able to bring it on the top#25. On the 25th of December 2009 there was a bought traffic because they are trying to boost the Alexa and I know it's not good but well, there's no wrong in trying. Yesterday, when I checked the SERP again, the keyword is no where to be seen, it went back to >500. I wonder what happened because it only stayed for a week on top #25 then gone. I cannot say that I overdone targeting the keywords because I just did the normal thing. I know google rankings are like investments in a bloody bank but I'm angry that it seem my effort was gone in the wind.

    So, my question now, what do you think guys happened. Does the bought traffic has something to do with this SERP fluctuation? I'm really confused now because i am doing the normal thing and all the keywords fluctuates. or I'm thinking the site is maybe is on penalty? This fluctuations in SERP ranking was so big and impossible. This is the first time it happened to me.

    Your advise guys on how to get it back will be highly appreciated.
     
  2. Silly

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  3. iradethan

    iradethan Registered Member

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    IMHO,
    it is no relation between you buying traffic for your site with a fluctuating SERP position.

    I've had the same problem with you on some of my site before.
    and what I do is continue to update my content and continue to build backlinks to my site.

    just give it a time, and I finally got stronger position on SERPs.

    Good Luck
     
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  4. kumarraj5

    kumarraj5 Newbie

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    its common dear . everything depends on your way of promotion . how u bring your site at #25 . u can check in SERP who who imporve fast drop also fast . if you want long term stability in SERP u need proper seo or promotion work.
     
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  5. aimhigh

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    maybe you have the point but I am doing the same thing what i did before. article creation and submission, directories, classified etc. I think I should continue on link building. Thank you guys for your reply and Happy new year to all.
     
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    There has been vast speculation about whether Google uses traffic data to rank sites. If they do, they will consider more quality that they can measure directly (eg bounce rate from their serps, time spent there from analytics, rss subscriptions from Feedburner) than raw quantity stats provided from Alexa or such.

    They are very conscious that data can be faked big time. That said, a high rank can provide you more free links by itself and also in general more credibility in the face of the average observer. Serps don't get directly and unequivocably influenced by this though.