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Weird SERP activity

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ghackseo, Apr 29, 2015.

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  1. ghackseo

    ghackseo Regular Member

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    Anyone notice some weird SERP activity in the last 24 hours?

    One of my inner pages specifically targeted for a certain long-tail keyword ranked on page 2 about 3 - 4 days ago. This morning, I checked it again and it just disappeared... can't even find it up until page 20... However, now my home page is ranking on page 3.

    Haven't done anything "blackhat" related on this site though, so I'm dead certain it's not a penalty.
     
  2. resistosai111

    resistosai111 Power Member

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    google dance is started it will come back soon
     
  3. ghackseo

    ghackseo Regular Member

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    Really hope this is the case. Didn't mention this in the original post, but my home page has never ranked for that long-tail keyword, now it overtook an inner-page and the inner-page is just MIA on the SERP's.
    How sure are you this is a "google dance" though? What other possible reasons could this have?
     
  4. nekstrebor

    nekstrebor Newbie

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    I think there is a dance going on too. I have seen a traffic dip over the past 24 hours. Nothing too concerned about.
     
  5. pr0ject

    pr0ject Power Member

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    In my niche one page is taking 2 spots...exactly the same page, weirdest thing I ever saw in the SERPS.
     
  6. antonjones

    antonjones Regular Member

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    It's just google fucking with you. Just keep building links at a consistent pace.

    See my thread
     
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    Yeah, spread the links over a duration and not at the same time, and you should be ok
     
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    andyf91 Senior Member

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    Probably still this update still moving stuff around
     
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    Happened the same thing for me. But I bought some backlinks, so I expected that. My homepage still #3 on google for another keyword... so lets see
     
  10. SEOZone Agency

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    Can't say we have noticed anything out of the ordinary today. In fact I've not noticed much from this supposed big scale shake up the mobile optimize update was supposed to cause!
     
  11. mannypac

    mannypac Newbie

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    nothing out of ordinary. just google dance. no need for panic.
     
  12. tony_d

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    It has been the calmest few months I've ever seen, in terms of algo shifting.
     
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    It's because of Google dance mate. It happens sometime :)
     
  14. seotechlab

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    don't worry this is G dance .
     
  15. Aatrox

    Aatrox Supreme Member

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    Nothing is happening with my sites. They sit in place.
     
  16. Zombie Pop

    Zombie Pop Regular Member

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    maybe your home page is too similar to the page you want to rank, in terms of optimization. build more links to the inner page internally, externally, or both. you may also want to change some things on page for the home page to make it obvious which one is more relevant to the query, for the future.
     
  17. extremeboy

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    Google Mobile update might caused it ;)