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Weird ranking problem What could be the reason?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by WildWes, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. WildWes

    WildWes Newbie

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    Hello everyone!

    I have a strange situation happening here. My friend and I have multiniche site. Both of us have different hosting accounts, whois guard protection on our domains, and most of our traffic comes from google. Both of us had around 6000 unique visitors from search engines every day. We were also monitoring our rankings and we were 1st on Google for low competition keywords.

    Today, all of the posts on our sites lost their rankings. Site is not de-indexed in google because when I write site:mysite, I can see it in search engine. Also, if I try to do that with posts on my site, I can see that post is visible in Google too.

    What might be the reason for the traffic drop?

    We had unique content on our sites, we built we 2.0s for Tier 2, and we used GSA links for Tier 3. Recently I noticed that most of the accounts in GSA that I used for verification stopped working, so I wonder could that be a reason for rankings drop? We used 1 GSA tool for both of our websites.

    The weirdest thing is that rankings drop happened at exact same time although our sites are not connected at all. How is it possible?

    Can someone give me advices what to do now?

    Thank you
     
  2. Jumbuck1976

    Jumbuck1976 Regular Member

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    The main question here is how old is the domain, and have you recently done any huge GSA blasts to tier 2?

    Other than that sit tight, don't make any crazy changes because it's not uncommon for a site to bounce back with nothing physically done to it.
     
  3. WildWes

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    Both of us purchased domains in July last year. And no, we didn't do any huge GSA blasts to tier 2 recently. Actually, blasting was reduced because most of the accounts that we used for verification became unusable. Should I stop GSA from running, or should I continue with blasting Tier 2?
     
  4. SEO INC

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    Looks like one of those animal penalties to me, panda or penguin which comes unannounced.
     
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    This could be a host of different things, Building spammy back links, to may back links to quickly, not diversifying you anchor text, your links getting indexed to quickly, getting to many of your back links removed in a very short time period, google updates or them testing new updates, someone reporting you for spam and the list keeps going and going....