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Why Has My Top Rank Site Completely Drop Off The Map?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by corneliusw, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. corneliusw

    corneliusw Newbie

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    I have rank great for all my websites, however earlier this year all my domains remain down for about 2 weeks because of web hosting issues. Ever since then my rankings have disappeared. I use to be on top of the first page for every domain, and now they can't even be found in the results. One of the websites, playstation4 dotnet has been strong in Google for every keyword related to the website for about 3 years. Even after it disappeared from Google, it still remain #2 on Yahoo and Bing but as of last week it has erased from those too. None of my inner pages are being pick up by the se's. Not sure what is going on or how to fix it. I have never done any black hat seo as I never needed it to rank at the top of SE's.

    Anyone have any ideas how I can turn this ship around?
     
  2. upl8t

    upl8t Regular Member

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    When did your sites fall out of the serps? The date(s) can sometimes shed major clues... Penquin or Panda in one of their incarnations?
     
  3. bh9889

    bh9889 Junior Member

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    almost sounds like you could have been hacked
     
  4. HatIsBlacked

    HatIsBlacked Regular Member

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    ok cornelius i want you to do this:

    go to google and type in:
    Code:
     site:playstation4.net
    take a look at the pages google has indexed.

    Issue #1: Title Spam Everywhere

    Its ok to do this:
    UbiSoft Confirms Playstation 4 Game Development | Playstation4.net

    But you got shit like this in your pages:
    UbiSoft Confirms Playstation 4 Game Development | Playstation4 - PS4 blog with the latest PS4 news | Playstation 4

    Issue #2: Unrelated Content/Spammy Content

    Google cache shows some spammy and unrelated content in your forum pages
    Ugg boots, prescription drugs, russian, etc. Didnt look if there was penis enlargement in there but you get the idea.

    I would get rid of that off topic section and clean the shit up

    http://playstation4.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?7-Off-Topic-Discussion
    http://playstation4.net/forums/show...to-Buy-Priligy-No-Prescription-Fedex-Delivery
    http://playstation4.net/forums/show...land-Boots-Canada-For-Sale-Store-Cm24&p=31070
    playstation4.net/forums/showthread.php?26044-cheap-beats-by-dre-vWi9h-christian-louboutin-outlet-online&p=38345

    Keep it real man.
     
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  5. corneliusw

    corneliusw Newbie

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    I believe around April/May this started. The icing on the cake was also in August as I had some suspicious stuff on my servers that was increasing the CPU, which forced my sites to be down for a few days also. They were files I never uploaded and were small lines of coding that directed to other websites I never heard of.

    The forums are spammy, I never visit them. I have nothing to do with it, but I will close it down for now. I have been erasing everything every so often and it builds back up.

    The crazy titles I did not try to do intentionally. I have all this SEO stuff so it is doubling up on the titles for all pages. It has only been showing like that this year, so I am sure your right that has something to do with it. I just remove page title from settings in all in one seo, however it's still showing the long title. So I'll have to look into this some more on how to remove it.
     
  6. upl8t

    upl8t Regular Member

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    It's not surprising that your ranks dropped with all of that going on. This is probably going to take time and a number of steps to clean it all up. First step is to clean up your site and remove all files and changes that shouldn't be there. Not sure how long it would take for your site to recover after doing that. Plus, since it was way back in April that this all started there have been tons of Google updates that could also be impacting things. You should also go through all of your backlinks carefully and try to figure out if you've been a victim of a negative seo campaign.
     
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  7. pg8806

    pg8806 Registered Member

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    Hey cornelius,

    I agree with other comments here that your site is probably suffering from a number of issues related to hacking/site downtime. I had a site that went down for 8 hours and I lost 40% of my traffic. F'ing pi**ed me off.

    I would guess just by looking at your content that you're being held back by Panda as well. Most of your posts are just 150 words or less with an image. There's also very little outbound and internal linking going on in your content. You need to add more than that.

    You might also be getting hit by Penguin. Many of your backlinks are from site-wide links on 4 individual referring domains. You need to switch things up a bit and get links from different sites. Also, Google is starting to penalize for site-wide links. If you have a site that you own that you want to link from, just leave a link on the homepage. Don't leave a link on every page of the site.
     
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  8. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    check your htaccess and find any code that affect search engines not to index your site. Also resubmit to all search engines and ping your site.
     
  9. SnowWar

    SnowWar Power Member

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    This is not usual to get dropped off unless you have followed illicit manner to get advanced.Good luck.