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Site Disappeared for Main Keyword

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MikeyMikey13, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Senior Member

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    My site has gone for my target keyword my main one only. It was 6/5 on the rankings but now has gone completely. What should I do?
     
  2. leena

    leena Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It might just be a google dance, how long was the site ranking for and is the keyword competitive?
     
  3. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Senior Member

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    Fairly, it is an SEO related keyword. Ranked for about 3 months and a few sites have gone from top page.
     
  4. Hybrid12346

    Hybrid12346 Junior Member

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    Did you churn and burn rank it?
     
  5. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Senior Member

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    Nope, no churn and burn has been used.
     
  6. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Senior Member

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    Is this permanent or will my ranks return? I still rank for all my other keyword
     
  7. TropicalSun

    TropicalSun Regular Member

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    Sounds like some kind of penalty.

    Did you build crappy links? Did your site go down for a while recently?
     
  8. ajpis

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    I've seen this happen before check again in a day or two and it should be back
     
  9. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Have you modified the on-page SEO of your website? Maybe something that would highly increase keyword optimization to overoptimization?
     
  10. fighterzprankz

    fighterzprankz Newbie

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    You cant determine without first giving it some more days. Also, check your backlinks, especially those that carry your main anchors, check if they are still live.
     
  11. Expertpeon

    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    My custom tracking bot is showing a google update in progress just so you know. This is probably what is going on (more competitive keyword dropped hard, but hasn't gone to the other keywords yet).
     
  12. tony_d

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    How long have you seen turbulence?
     
  13. Expertpeon

    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    2pm EST this afternoon. Changes started to be detected on mobile search last night.
     
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  14. DannyZhang

    DannyZhang Regular Member

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    Think you wait awhile. Might be updating of Google data centers.
     
  15. SEO Power

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    Have you checked your ranking with other rank checkers? It's either a Google dance or a penalty. Check your WMT account for any messages and wait a few days before taking any action.

    Sometimes ranking drops like this fix themselves with time.
     
  16. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Senior Member

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    Thats what i'm hoping haha! I had it happen before for the same keyword but I came back. I have not been deindexed for any other keyword. Just this one, and I am still ranking top 5 on mobile too so it is so weird.
     
  17. GalaxyRank

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    I have this problem from last 3 days , i was in page 3 for 2 main keywords and 2 week ago i bought some high page rank links here ,

    Now my main keywords are N/A .

    Site is new and no any seo service on it .
     
  18. ID Internet Marketer

    ID Internet Marketer Senior Member

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    your site is still new but give a boost with high pagerank link. no wonder if you lose ranking.
     
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  19. T2tkid

    T2tkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I agreed with ajpis, this has happened to my websites twice and both of them returned after a few days.
     
  20. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Leave it 1 week without doing anything different. If it's not back - a couple of days dancing happens regularly - , start to troubleshoot the problem. Check secondary pages to see whether it's a homepage only or sitewide penalty, check google webmaster tools for a manual action, double check your on-page seo, etc.. if nothing rings a bell look at the link profile as that's the cause of most penalties.