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Website Rankings Tanked After Using PR Site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by JamesG075, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. JamesG075

    JamesG075 Newbie

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    I recently purchased an expired domain to use to boost my sites rankings. It has 4.6K backlinks, 20+ moz authority, and backlinks that don't look spammy. However I made a post and added 3 links to my site and now the rankings have dropped into oblivion. Is this normal after you link from a pr/blog network site? Should I just get rid of it?
     
  2. tony_d

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    Was it a penalized site?

    If it's still ranking but has slipped that might not be good, but if it's not ranking ANYWHERE but is still indexed, you should be excited, because it will come back much stronger :)
     
  3. JamesG075

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    Well I checked the site in webmaster tools and there's no manual webspam found and it is indexed ok. As for my money site the main keyword has dropped completely off the radar and only one article is still ranking.
     
  4. michaelshezzer

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    Did you let the site index first... also did you add a co-citation to another authority site to cloak your links??
     
  5. JamesG075

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    Yes I let it get indexed first so it was showing the new content in Google. As for co-citation, I linked to an authority site in my niche does that count?
     
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    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    Likely a coincidence
     
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    you host the site on different host/ip from your new domain ?
    why you made 3 links from same site , make 1 and 1 to auth site...
     
  8. JamesG075

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    Yep different host/ip. From what i've read 3 links seems ok (1 link to homepage, one to inner page, and an img link). Maybe it will come back up in the next few days :confused:
     
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    A lot of times it's normal for your site to lose ranking when you add a strong link and later re-appear stronger.

    If you have added the link not more than 7days then give it 14 to 21days to know your actual ranking which often comes out better and stronger..

    Another thing that could be the problem is, the domain might not be strong enough.

    Did you use original content? It doesn't have to be readable.

    Also, adding 3 links reduces the strength.

    Are the links highly relevant and on the home page?
     
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  10. SEOPath

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    It might be a coincidence. maybe wait for a few days for your site to stabilize
     
  11. JamesG075

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    I wrote one 350 word unique post about my keyword, however that is currently the only article on the site. Do I need to write more?
     
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    1 link is enough to wipe the keyword from the serps? doubtful. If so, people would make websites with the sole intent of making a single post and eliminating competition.
     
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    This, in my experience, has always been a good thing :) When my sites drop from the SERPS but are still indexed, they *always* come back stronger.... so just wait a few days, and update us here too
     
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    Let the dust settle, and you will see some good news in the near future. And, are you sure that is the only thing done to your site? Any other link building done in that period?
     
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    The content doesn't have to be about your keyword neither should you optimize it for your keyword.

    Just write an article in your niche and use your anchor in it.

    If you buy a domain, it's expected that you should create the replica of the site.
    If it has 5 pages then you need five pages/content.
     
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  16. JamesG075

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    I have been building links using SEnuke but I doubt it is that, as the rankings tanked very shortly after linked from the PR site. I'll just see what happens in the next few days.
     
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    Its sounds to me like a google dance... If you have linked using co-citation and the content is readable then its all good.... You should carry on building links so that the rankings stable.. Typically you should use high pr web2.0s etc..
     
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  18. JamesG075

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    Its back up now to 53, hopefully it will climb some more :D
     
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    Where was it before it disappeared?
     
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    What was it ranking before? How long ago did you place the links?