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Site went from #1 on 3 keywords to page 10. Random article ranking. Huh?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jared255, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Jared255

    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Alright, so this has never happened to me before and I wanted to know if anyone knows what's up.

    For the past 20 days or so I have been #1 for main keyword, #2 and #2 for sub keywords.

    As of Friday, my site got penalized. I bought a bunch of different services so I couldn't pinpoint it. Basically I got around 200 article BLs, 20 or so .gov/.edu links, and a 2.0 linking package.

    But the weird thing - http://site.com/randomarticle.html is now ranking for my main keyword instead of http://site.com.

    I've experienced the dance obviously, but this obscure article has moved very little in ranking. It's consistant on the 9th page. It has moved maybe 3 spots, and the article has changed from /randomarticle1.html to /randomarticle2.html. I've done almost no link building to those articles - a few SB comments at most! Probably 100 - 200x as many links to the homepage.

    Also: My properties are outranking it. Squidoo, Ezine, Hubpages, Webs, and 2 others. All of them have d0follow links pointing to the money site with the main keyword as anchor text. The majority of links are these manually built properties, a lot of article BLs, a lot of spam SB comments, and a few profile links.

    Right now I'm scared to touch it... it's been a pretty good money maker for me. Anyone ever experienced this? If so, what did you do to get the main page back up in the SERPs?
     
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  2. cyvex

    cyvex Regular Member

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    How long has it been since your site dropped in the SERP's?
     
  3. Jared255

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    4 days, almost 5.
     
  4. JackSparrow

    JackSparrow Supreme Member

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    Probably the good old Google dance, leave it and see if it comes back in the rankings.
     
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    Check the number of pages you have indexed in google. Has it increased or reduced?
     
  6. pirondi

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    Wait more 5 days if you dont back to your normal ranking this mean that somehow google devalued your links already happened to me before,just make more links and you will back.