Something strange happened on my site

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  1. dakkidb

    dakkidb Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    On the 24th of June there was a decrease in rankings for ALL of the search terms
    I was ranking for (look at the screenshot attached. 24th of June corresponds to the
    point of inflection).

    ranking-strange.jpg

    This is strange as I have done nothing on the site on-page or off-page wise since
    30+ days and some terms dropped like 13 positions (from page 1 to page 2) in 1 shot !

    This is not looking like a G-dance to me... and terms ranking #2 went all to #3. I also
    doubt it's a panda penalty as my content got me ranking for months ! (site is exactly
    1 year 2 months old).

    Any ideas ? New G-update rolled on 24th of June ? Or is it just a decreased view of
    my backlinks ?

    Or maybe it's because I posted a new dummy post on one of my PBNs ? It's a DUMMY
    post, meaning it's not pointing to a money site. Just to add content to the blog.

    One thing to mention though : the date I wanted the post to be posted is 2015 = I wanted
    this new post to appear before all the other posts (Is it a footprint to add a new post to a
    PBN and setting the date of posting to something prior to the very 1st post ?
    ).

    Thanks for your opinions guys...
     
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  2. tophi

    tophi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have same almost same issue. My ranking started dropping by 1 position every week after they were #1 for a few months. With no changes made for on/off page seo.
     
  3. dakkidb

    dakkidb Junior Member

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    Except that for me on the last graph you can see at the moment of the global drop, this term dropped 13 positions : 7th to 20th ! Crazy s***t.
     
  4. dakkidb

    dakkidb Junior Member

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    Any ideas guys ?
     
  5. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Elite Member

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    I had one of my top pages of my silo drop from 22nd to 38th, however 2 other pages had a boost of about 5 places taking them to 5th/4th
     
  6. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    Thats probably the reason. You've done nothing.
     
  7. dakkidb

    dakkidb Junior Member

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    For real ? I didn't know that not pointing links for 30 days when you sit on first page for a lot of terms will make all your keywords go down 5 to 13 spots in one day...
    Tracking the #1 site through Majestic shows me that they don't get that much of new links per month... Maybe 1 at most and sometimes nothing for 2 months.
     
  8. kakacondoqn

    kakacondoqn Newbie

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    I also think that had the appearance of a new algorithm recently , my case as well as you do , the keywords have dropped sharply , however, has not confirmed anything because there are many other factors