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Sudden rankings drop

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by chopsky, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. chopsky

    chopsky Registered Member

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    Hey guys

    Checked my rankings this evening (as I do almost every evening) and see my rankings have all suddenly dropped off.
    Site isn't that new. Domain is 13 years old. Most recent services I've used were Galaxy Blog Network (20 posts) and another manual niche blog commenting service.
    If it was hit by one of the updates, I suspect one of these services was the cause of it. Everything else I've done in the past has been fairly white hat.
    Have been steadily climbing the rankings the past 6 months and cant bare the thought of losing all this progress... :(

    Any suggestions or ideas? Any decent ways to detect bad links and remove them?


    Thanks!

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    Last edited: Sep 20, 2013
  2. 7thAmigo

    7thAmigo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    When did you use those services? If within the last few days then it could be Google Dance. Give it a few days and check again.
     
  3. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've used the galaxy blog network service few weeks back and during the past 24 hours I've seen the contrary. My sites are rising in serps nicely.
    I've also seen a lot of movement on my videos, some old vids which were not ranked for months jumped to #1 overnight, so there's some crap going on again. Moz forecast is also relatively high.
     
  4. D0r7

    D0r7 Junior Member

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    Sometimes when you try some services to rank your sites, they actually lose rank and then after some times they eventually come back with a better rank.

    Just give it some time IMO.
     
  5. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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  6. Laubster

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    Either Google dance or you got hit for lack of content or duplicate content. I revived some sites that got slapped by adding 500 words of unique content and deoptimizing some of my existing anchors on a blog network. Shot back up in a few days.
     
  7. ramuite

    ramuite Newbie

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    Google thinks that your links are not natural.
     
  8. blackbeans

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    You might be jumping the gun. Wait a little longer.