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Sudden Ranked Drop? Google Algo Update?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wawangjan, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. wawangjan

    wawangjan Junior Member

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    I just notice it today.

    From Ranking

    1 > 55
    5 > 44
    6 > No where.

    No penalty issue.
    No on page errors.

    First week of dec, i just disavow spammy links and adult link site.

    What could be the reason?
     
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  2. AzonGeek

    AzonGeek Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There are similar reports from a lot of members. I lost rankings on one of my sites too.

    Probably an update.
     
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  3. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not sure about the update, but your site surely got hit.

    Edit: Update? My 2 sites were supposed to tank.
     
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    alonelywriter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Don't worry, don't panic if you have done everything good.
    Created backlinks in right places.
    If you didn't, then you have to make sure you should rework your website and backlink strategy.
     
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    Guys this is a serious issue now it’s just not one or two members it seems many are effected and instead of multiple threads let’s make one mega thread and discuss which niches got hit
     
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  6. NO-CLUE-SEO

    NO-CLUE-SEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Makes you wonder with so many algo updates in 2019 if google are just deliberately messing with the ranking positions. I've never seen so many updates in 1yr.
     
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  7. TomTheCat

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    It is fearful to see so many updates. Just one update and all your efforts can go in vain.
     
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  9. sickminds

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    Welp, I made one of those threads. Glad to know its not me and started at the exact same time.
     
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  10. Rob Dean

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    A lot of website are facing the same issue, it could be an update, as a lot of websites have reported a sudden dip or improvement, is any one has a clue what's going on.
     
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  11. fizakhan1

    fizakhan1 Senior Member

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    My websites are affected too.
     
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  12. Kambaggo

    Kambaggo Registered Member

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    Huge drop in rankings and visitors Yesterday (17th of December) and it still seems the same Today (18th of December)

    Very strange, had a great website with proper content and links which was ranking top 1-5 for various keywords.

    Now the ranking seems to be overtaken by non-related websites and parasite pages(Medium, Smore, Issuu)

    Even one page which copied the content from one of my pages and uploaded it to Issuu.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. sickminds

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    hopefully this will be fixed. I took a 25% hit.
     
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  14. fb3003

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    remove your disavow file and you should see ranking going back..... only use disavow tool when you get hit with a google penalty; otherwise you will do more damage to your site
     
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  15. sickminds

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    is this what you do?
     
  16. wawangjan

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    for real though? have you done this?
    (those are adult and spammy link)
     
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    i have done few single variable testing to test out this and they all ended up with the same result: disavow file hurts your ranking.... no one, besides google knows what are toxic backlinks...

    others have done similar testing and ended up with the same result.
     
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  18. nakamura

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    Guys, I am not going to lie: 70% of my websites (maybe around 12) have been hit by this "update". I woke up this morning and couldn't believe what I saw. The rankings went straight from the Top 3 to >50.

    None of my websites got de-indexed. I got no message on GWMT. The last few weeks I didn't build a single backlink to them. Added content to a few of them.

    One keyword went back from >50 to #2 today. Other keywords came to #30 or just disappeared. No idea what the fuck is going on with this.

    And also no idea what the fuck is going on with Google? How the hell can they bring so many updates? And then without any explanation and no one knows whats going on. Its such a joke of a company.
     
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  19. Nut-Nights

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    That happens, when you use Angela backlinks strategy.
     
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  20. jyciap11

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    This is my identical situation. 10 websites, 2 got hit and drastically lost 80% visitors, 4 lost around 15-20% visitors, 2 increased around 20% and 2 have remained unchanged
     
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