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Someone please tell what's this. screenshot inside.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kolanut, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. kolanut

    kolanut Regular Member

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    Can some please give me a clue as to what's going on? My 2 months old site just recently lost a whopping 50% of its traffic (after ordering a WEB 2.0 BL).
    Is this what is referred to as "Google dance" or has my site been penalized? Please help.

    Here's the screenshot from ahrefs.
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    Thank you so much.
     
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  2. Penumbra

    Penumbra Power Member

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    Show us ranking positions, not traffic.
     
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  3. zoom5

    zoom5 Newbie

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    Did you pay for traffic or for any other backlinks?
     
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  4. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    How us rankings positions and ranking graphs. is it a straight cut off on a number like 20-30 or all over the place?
     
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    faithjhung Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Are you checking your rankings using a SERP tracker? Maybe your ranks went down a bit because of the google dance.
     
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  6. kolanut

    kolanut Regular Member

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    Here's my ranking. KW is a fairly easy to rank, little to no competition.
    I had some KW positive movement since last time i posted on the thread, so I'm really confused.
    My major KW rankings had remain stable (according to serplab.co.uk) even with the 50% drop in traffic.
    After the drop I panicked and i ordered for a blog post from a reputable member here (just 2 days ago), I guess I shouldn't have done that.. :/
     
  7. kolanut

    kolanut Regular Member

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    No, I didn't pay for traffic. all traffics are organic from bing, google and yahoo. some FB traffic from my page too.
     
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    wowhaxor Elite Member

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    If your kws are still ranking the same then obviously you haven't been penalized, if you were penalized you would be dropped in search results.
     
  9. kolanut

    kolanut Regular Member

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    Here it is.
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    Sorry, I don't understand what you meant by " is it a straight cut off on a number like 20-30 or all over the place? "
     
  10. menerva

    menerva Newbie

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    Yes, may be you should have waited for few days before making the blog post order. But whatever, hope it will have a positive effect on your rankings.
     
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  11. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    If your rankings didn't drop, then there's nothing to worry about. You should be using Google Analytics or Clicky, not Ahrefs, to keep track of your website's traffic.
     
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    avi619 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The primary purpose of ahrefs is to track backlinks not site traffic. Also, there is not much change in site rankings so if there is a drop in traffic then it may be due to reduced search trend.
     
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  13. wisdomkid

    wisdomkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have been going through replies and it's awesome how highly wise BHW members are.

    If your ranking has not dropped, then don't worry, even if it dropped some few keywords, don't worry.
    My website was dropped from 3rd position to 9th position in first page after sending some links to it, but after like two weeks, am now on 4th position naturally.
     
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  14. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Looks like you're recovering already. Sounds like it was just a dance. You noticed the traffic drop due to the change from top3 to top10- on most, which is nothing to worry about.

    By straight cut off I meant rankings like: 34,31,30,36,39,37,31 all cut off at 30.
     
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  15. Joggersteven

    Joggersteven Newbie

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    If you lost your rankings then you have done something wrong.
     
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    It looks like google dance to me. You should wait for some time to see if the rankings get stable or not. :)
     
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    What is this tool showed in image OP ?
     
  18. kolanut

    kolanut Regular Member

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    Thanks. I do use GA on my site, traffic on GA also showed a 50% decrease. the up and down movement on ahref just picked my interest as i didn't look normal.
     
  19. kolanut

    kolanut Regular Member

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    I hope it's recovering, i'm new to this SEO thing, so i'm quite lost at the moment.
    Thank you :)
     
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  20. kolanut

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    it's serplab.co.uk