1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

This has me totally confused...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DocBrown, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. DocBrown

    DocBrown Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    25
    My site seems to have been hit by the panda update 2 weeks ago. My uniques/day dropped immediately from ~1500 to ~230.

    The funny thing is in my google webmaster tools it says that all my pages are still indexed and the ranking positions are still pretty much the same ie 85% of my pages (several hundred) are still in the top 10 of google for their respective search terms.

    So if i'm still being ranked in google in pretty much the same ranking spots and all my pages ares till indexed - How the hell has my uniques/day taken such a dramatic hit? Shouldn't they still be the same?

    I'm thinking of asking google to manually review my site to see if their de-panda me. Is this a good idea?

    P.S. My site is an evergreen niche, everything is hand written and unique, each person views on average 4 pages/visit with a bounce rate of 1.6% and approx 15% of visits are repeat visits. In other words it's a perfectly honest and genuine site IMO.
     
  2. jethro

    jethro Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    48
    Occupation:
    Information Technology
    wait 2 days and in search queries set last 2 days 'cause the default value is a month and you will see the average!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. DocBrown

    DocBrown Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    25
    Thanks. I did this. Now my rankings on google webmaster tools is a sea of red arrows pointing downwards :(

    Is it worth asking for a review/re-submission of my website if i feel my site is genuine and didn't think it warranted such a fall in rankings with the new panda update?
     
  4. themidiman

    themidiman Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    1,536
    Location:
    root@pts/0
    If your site is still indexed, and you submit a reconsideration request,
    they will most likely tell you everything is fine.
    If you are confident in the quality of your content, just keep building quality links.
    I had a site lose all traffic for a month, kept building links, now I'm back.