Specific Keyword Penalty?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Steelers, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Steelers

    Steelers Newbie

    Nov 12, 2009
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    Hi there,
    my question is, if anybody has made any experiences with keyword/phrase specific penalties from big G? I am experiencing this the first time...

    Anyway, here is the deal: about half a year ago I bought a domain and set up a cms with a whole bunch of blog posts, parsed product data and stuff like that.

    Rankings kept getting better and better as I was builing backlinks relatively slowly, no blackhat shit or anything like that (besides article spinning and some profile links on my money domain, as well as on my blog posts, but really not many).

    I was ranking top 10 for about 7 of my keyword phrases. 4 of them were somewhat closely related.

    But then I got penalized. I lost all my rankings for these 4 keyword phrases. Strangely enough, I did not loose any rankings with my other keyword phrases, even though some come pretty close to those 4 I got penelized for.

    This is about a month ago now and all my rankings have not come back. I am even still climbing up the latter with my other phrases, which is why I assume, that I got penalized for these specific phrases.

    I changed the keyword density on those pages to less than 3% and changed a bit of my internal linking structure.

    Has anybody made a similar experience and has any advice for me?

    Thx in advance
  2. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

    Feb 24, 2008
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    SEO & Innovative Programming
    Yeah. what ever you do don't put "Google sucks big hairy cock!" on your page. ;)

    You might be another victim of the Google Caffeine/ Google MayDay updates... google it and see if the timing, traffic loss, and loss of backlinks fits the bill. If it does then let us know if you find a solution. ;)