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Website dropped 3 pages

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Openside, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Openside

    Openside Power Member

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    Hi folks,

    I have a real business website which was on page 1 for several terms and has now dropped back to page 3.

    I know this might be to do with the penguin update.

    It has a few hundred links with 17% main keyword, 12% naked url, 10% secondary keywords and then other keywords.

    Would it be too much anchor text and not enough naked url?

    Should I keep building links with just naked anchor?

    Thanks for help.
     
  2. Spuffed

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    How long were you on page 1 for?

    Maybe it's just the Google dance, maybe wait 2-3 days to see then make your move.
     
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  3. SEO Power

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    How long has it been since it dropped? If it's as long as it has been since the last penguin update, then it could be a penguin-related penalty. Otherwise, it could be a Google dance. Without knowing the root cause of the drop, it's difficult to give you any actionable advice.
     
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    base on the description of hundred keywords percentage, i believe your business website has been up for quite some time. i guess nothing to do with the naked url. i have an ecommerce site without a single naked url backlink, i don't remember now its at page 4 or 5 after the penguin update. hope that helps
     
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  5. Openside

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    It dropped about a week ago and has pretty much stayed there since. Should I keep building quality links (guest posts)?