Sudden ranking drops after backlinks being built

HenryHavoc

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Hey guys. I'm confused as to what the fuck is going on with my rankings after building some links.

First of all, I've been getting some links from premium PBN links along with some diversity links dripped in over the last 30 days, and all of a sudden I wake up two days ago and my traffic is down 30%.

Main keyword: Went from #4 to #15

Most other keywords went from #3ish to #6ish

What the fuck is going on here? There's been no penalty per Google webmaster tools, and algaroo is showing that the SERPs have been fairly steady these last two days.

I'm losing so much money right now. Desperately looking for a solution.

Do rankings normally dance this much when building new links?
 

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Short answer: yes. This is google dance.



Or you just fucked up your anchor text ratio or these links are spammy.
 

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First of all, I've been getting some links from premium PBN links along with some diversity links dripped in over the last 30 days, and all of a sudden I wake up two days ago and my traffic is down 30%.

Either a dance or horrible links.
 

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Either a dance or horrible links.

I've used one provider many times. He's got great reviews here and this was with his "Premium" network which was around $20 per post. All homepage posts. The other one was similar priced but I spread those out over 8 posts so each one only got a few PBN links.

The diversity service was all brand generic keywords. No exact match or partial match.

Ugh. I'm freaking out. Anything you would suggest I do?
 

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I've used one provider many times. He's got great reviews here and this was with his "Premium" network which was around $20 per post. All homepage posts. The other one was similar priced but I spread those out over 8 posts so each one only got a few PBN links.

The diversity service was all brand generic keywords. No exact match or partial match.

Ugh. I'm freaking out. Anything you would suggest I do?
Either wait it out and hope for the best or clean the links up and be more careful with which ones you buy. If it was me, I'd wait and maybe focus on something else in the meantime to run as a backup.
 

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Either wait it out and hope for the best or clean the links up and be more careful with which ones you buy. If it was me, I'd wait and maybe focus on something else in the meantime to run as a backup.

Any tool/service you recommend to clean up a backlink portfolio?
 

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Wait for 1/2 week(s) if nothing happened then remove those links they're toxic/bad.
 

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Google dance. Very common. Chill out for 2-3 weeks. It’s frustrating, sure, but it’s very common. If in one month you’re still down overall, they probably didn’t help and you can probably disavow and never work with the link provider again.
 

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Google dance. Very common. Chill out for 2-3 weeks. It’s frustrating, sure, but it’s very common. If in one month you’re still down overall, they probably didn’t help and you can probably disavow and never work with the link provider again.

It's just weird to me because the rankings were very steady until two days ago. Do you think the dance is triggered by new links being built? Is that a thing?
 

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It's just weird to me because the rankings were very steady until two days ago. Do you think the dance is triggered by new links being built? Is that a thing?

Absolutely.

It’s not uncommon to drop for a period of time before recovering and making positive movement. Unfortunately, SEO has become a patience game. Especially if you’re backlink profile isn’t large or diverse enough yet.
 

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It's just weird to me because the rankings were very steady until two days ago. Do you think the dance is triggered by new links being built? Is that a thing?
yes, experience it all the time
 

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It's just weird to me because the rankings were very steady until two days ago. Do you think the dance is triggered by new links being built? Is that a thing?
Happens everytime i send pbn links
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You have to make sure you did not over-optimize some anchors, or you sent too many links at once. Sending new links does not equate to rankings drop, so it may or may be google dance (a drop is never a guarantee of a rise forward).
 

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It can be quite common for it to happen if in a couple weeks the situation has not changed then they might be the links. Frustrating as hell.
 

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