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What Is The Reason Behind Keywords Being "Lost"

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by savobaby, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. savobaby

    savobaby Regular Member

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    I have been monitoring my site for quite some time using SemRush, and have noticed that my total ranking keywords have been decreasing, almost to like 50 lost per week. What is the reason behind this?
     
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    Your reply was reported, it has nothing to do with my original post.
     
  3. ddungud

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    post penguin perhaps
     
  4. savobaby

    savobaby Regular Member

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    yeah possibly, but why would so many keywords be completely disappearing and not coming back? hmm.
     
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    Are you using any blackhat techniques?
     
  6. savobaby

    savobaby Regular Member

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    nope :eek:
     
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    What do you do on those websites... Message me the urls... I can help you with it probably!
     
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    qwertzu Newbie

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    Hey OP, have you found the reason for the lost keywords? I actually have the same problem and don't even know where to look for a solution... I haven't built any links for over 3 months. No manual action messages in Google Webmaster Tools...
    That's how it looks like: [​IMG] As you can see 3 keywords are still ranked... I am totally confused about this situation :(
     
  9. savobaby

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    nah I haven't been able to find the reason as to why my keywords were being removed/lost, but I just left it and ignored it for the last month or so, and I've actually been slowly ranking for more keywords again.
     
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    Apart from relying on SEMRush did you verify in Google Search Console. While SEMrush is quite good but if your site is of a more 'local niche' then Semrush might not be as accurate.
    Having said that here's an article that lists possible causes depending on how many keywords you've lost rankings: https://www.mondovo.com/blog/effectively-deal-with-lost-google-ranking-with-rank-drop-quadrant/
     
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