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Was There A Large Update or Refresh in Mid April?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by IProvideSEO, May 12, 2014.

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  1. IProvideSEO

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    Has anyone else seen major fluctuations in rankings since Mid april?


    I was doing great for several websites (PBN posts, real social media posts, and guest posts) and then from about April 11th - April 17th all of my websites crashed to pages 6-8.


    My top 2 anchors for each website are always the natural link, with www. and with http://www. as well as brand name. So anchor diversity is there with only about 5% keyword anchors.


    The links are distributed throughout the website such as home, contact us, services, category pages etc.


    Anyone else see similar things happen to their sites last month?
     
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    Same here, but my website was just one month old, new domain and the crash happened last week.
     
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    Hard to tell on a new website, that could just be the usual fluctuations in the early days of indexing
     
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    yes there was. even my site got ditched!
     
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    I think last week was one.
     
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    I've seen these fluctuations with some other more established websites lately. Did you manage to find any statement from Google about it?
     
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    Not from Google but I did find an article talking about refreshes, you can read the comments and see how alot of people did notice changes mid April

    http://www.seroundtable.com/google-panda-soft-update-18408.html

    Thing is, I want to also find out what was targeted. Was it On-page SEO, too much anchor text density, too many PBN's etc?