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

Was there an update? Or is this just the "keyword dance"?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by codfordinner, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. codfordinner

    codfordinner Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    14
    For a bunch of sites, It's the same story. I've been losing a lot of rankings.
    I've been working hard on the SEO for these sites. Does this look like penalties or does it look like the "keyword dance"?

    See picture:

    22.jpg

    This is showing the position of 5 keywords, and how they've moved since last week.
     
  2. NobelNerd

    NobelNerd Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    703
    Likes Received:
    265
    Occupation:
    Digital Marketing
    Location:
    India
    looks like keyword dance
     
  3. Chiefjop

    Chiefjop Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    105
    It's definitely not a penalty.

    Doesn't look like keyword dance either. Maybe you lost some backlinks or the sites of your backlinks lost backlinks which makes the links less powerful?
     
  4. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,997
    Likes Received:
    2,568
    Location:
    Europe
    Home Page:
    That's definitely not a penalty. Have you built any backlinks recently?
     
  5. SeoWrecker

    SeoWrecker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,917
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Doesn't matter
    Losing just 2-3 positions makes you think there is an update ?
     
  6. peaceandlove

    peaceandlove Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    358
    Location:
    Invisible
    It might a Google dance, it happens sometime for all. Google dance is the fluctuation of a website ranking on Google search engine (Google Updating its database). It will be back after 2-3 days.
     
  7. soccerlover

    soccerlover Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,184
    Likes Received:
    1,682
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Seo Analyst :D
    Location:
    ♥♥♥ BHW ♥♥♥
    Home Page:
    Nope, there wasn't any sort of update.
     
  8. SEO Dave

    SEO Dave Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    8
    No major update, but small fluctuations are not unusual or something to be too worried about