Simple questions about SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Divvy, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Divvy

    Divvy Junior Member

    Aug 24, 2011
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    Hi guys,

    Since I had a huge traffic drop in February, that I'm having difficulties in recovering it.
    I tried almost everything, but without success.

    I have some more things in mind, maybe someone can help me with that!? Or giving me some lights...

    1- In google webmaster tools I have this message in "HTML Improvements". How to fix that?

    I have the same website translated in 5 different languages. Could be this the reason of the message above? But I'm using this code:
    <link rel="alternate" hreflang="fr" href="" />
    <link rel="alternate" hreflang="pt" href="" />
    <link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="" />
    <link rel="alternate" hreflang="it" href="" />
    <link rel="alternate" hreflang="ru" href="" />

    2- My website main page have lots of external links, should I use a nofollow tag to all of them? Could be this the reason of the traffic lost?

    3- I have hundreds of affiliate links (urls with my id), and I use them like that:
    Could this harm my website traffic?
    Here is the code inside the php file:
    <?Header"HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" );Header"Location:" );?>
    Or is better to add the original URL instead of this 301 redirection?

    Waiting for your replies and help, thank you guys!

    Best regards
  2. Veyron


    Jun 3, 2013
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    Perhaps your drop in traffic was from a drop in rankings and wasn't for any of the reasons you mentioned above? Have you checked your sites back link profile to ensure that you haven't been hit with Neg SEO? It's best to analyze the off site part first to see if there's any possible issues and then move to the on site since it's already an established site that used to have traffic.