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Tag ranked better than Article ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by piter2008, May 4, 2015.

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  1. piter2008

    piter2008 Regular Member

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    My website is 3 month old and it was ranking very good for many keywords.. but suddenly only few keywords are dropped and now New articles tags are ranking only not content ??

    It's a wordpress blog. Now Tags page are ranking on first page ??? sometimes tags on 2nd page but why not articles are ranking ??
     
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    Then rank your tag, Its happen with me too sometime.
     
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    This is a typical Google strategy. They essentially put a "time-out" on the actual article, giving you time to show them if you're a spammer or not. Depending on the quality of content, age of site, authority of site and SERP matrix, you can gauge when your articles will outrank the tags.

    For example:
    (EX1) I have a PR5 with 4 .gov BLs and 28 .edu BLs, domain authority 55. Tags rank within 72 hours, articles overtake the tag within 5-11 days (average).

    (EX2) I have a PR2 with 18 .gov BLs (no other links), domain authority 30. Tags rank within ~100 hours, but article never overtakes the tags in less than 3 weeks. (so far).
     
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    Its Happened one of my site. Google ranked my Tags within 1 days after submitting in Webmaster Tool.
     
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    Interesting. Tags are rarely discussed here, although i do use them for most of my sites. I've seen people rank by using the same tags over and over in a series of articles.

    I used to think this would land you over optimization penalties, but after testing it out i think tags do help a lot.
     
  7. simplex7

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    Wow as a up and comer this is really valuable information. Thanks guys.

    Much success to the OP ;)
     
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    Yeah just modify your onsite seo and it should get fixed in a few days.