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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    I have a site that was sitting at #4 for the past year. I stopped doing SEO since June because it wasn't moving and I just gave up. but every day I check rankings and it's always been around #4

    Right now I checked my keywords from my house and it looks like I am #1.
    I cleared cookies and I am still #1
    Then I cleared cookies again and it's back to my old rankings.
    I checked through my vps and it's the old rankings.

    I don't know what to think of this. what's going on?

    I have done zero SEO to the site since June so I dont understand why anything would change, unless it's an algorithmic thing?
     
  2. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    People above you got hit, you didn't. Probably because you stopped doing SEO lol. Consider yourself lucky ;)
     
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    ziplack Senior Member

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    what he said
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  4. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    the other guys did not get hit. They are still on page 1.
    I am thinking this is either a temporary glitch, or algorithmic change giving EMDs more power than before.
     
  5. Tom189

    Tom189 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Doesn't look like anything has changed, maybe you didn't clear your cookies properly the first time.
     
  6. FutureProofSeo

    FutureProofSeo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Ignore the people above.

    They do test ranking shifts to see if people deserve to be in different places by click throughs, bounce rates etc.

    That's why click through faking can often shift you up a few spots.