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Website has Link Popularity -1! What to do?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by RuthSam, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. RuthSam

    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The domain has been active for at least 5 years and had lots of SE traffic until the last few updates by google and until we changed to Vbulletin 5 connect!

    Now I checked with the tool http://www.rankchecker.com/ and it says Link Popularity is -1!!

    All traffic has also dropped dramatically after the changed mentioned above!

    So what to do now?
     
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    Did you change the link structure?
     
  3. lonhot2000

    lonhot2000 Newbie

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    When you changed to Vbulletin 5 connect, did your URLs change? If so, do they correctly 301 redirect to the new URLs?
     
  4. RuthSam

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    Yes unfortunately the link structure changed because of the change of the Vbuleltin version. It is impossible to make a 301 redirect for 21K+ links - do you think it is the reason for why it has -1 ? Do you think it will change when google reindex or what do I have to do to get the website back to what it was before the upgrade?
     
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    I just checked amazon and apple on rankchecker and it reported a "Link Popularity" of -1... so appears to be something broken on rankchecker and not necessarily a problem with your site.
     
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  6. RuthSam

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    Thank this is good news but also makes things a little complicated, since then I don't know what is wrong with google and the forum, before the upgrade 21k indexed sides and now 68 indexed! This has last for at least 3 months. The new version has so far no option to submit a sitemap to google, maybe that's the issue then?