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Why is everything so random? Help.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by parasitus84, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    I purchased a new site 4 months ago. Started slowly adding quality content and trying to buy services that wouldn't hurt my rankings. At the beginning I paid for a bookmarking service for various urls. Some one of them went up whilst others got sandboxed probably (not to be found in the 50s). How is this possible? I used various anchors and my linking techniques for every url were very similar at the beginning. Since then I've been trying to continue building links to the "sandboxed" urls to get the rankings back but they're not moving. Why is this so random?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gilmah

    gilmah Junior Member

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    Maybe you're targeting huge competitor keyword,
    since the keyword is high, google want your site much "quality" Than any previous site that has rank on google.
     
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  3. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    not really. lets say that KW 'blue widget' is in top 10. KW 'red widget', however, is >50. Same linking techniques. Some of them went up, some of them got probably slapped.
     
  4. makemecash

    makemecash Regular Member

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    I think you are using the term "sandboxed" a little to loosely. Quite often there are better explanations, such as your competitors are just outranking you or you are using poor SEO techniques. I would suggest to start working on lower competition keywords and work your way up. That way you have a growing sense of accomplishment as you get 1st page on those low-comp. keywords and as you build up, you continue to grow your sites keyword base.
     
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  5. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    You're saying you did similar backlink techniques for the different terms, but there are literally thousands of variables that come into play with SERPs.

    You could write an encyclopedia on 1 week of ranking changes for 1 site. Sometimes it's useless to run down that rabbit hole; analysis is productive until it becomes over-analysis.
     
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    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    If you are trying to rank a sandboxed site, you will have to try harder. Also it takes a long time if ever.
     
  7. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    this is what I did. the funny thing is that some of my KWs that are more difficult to rank are in top 10 whilst the easier ones got somehow slapped. the KWs I'm targeting are not highly-competitive so being <50 is quite strange in this case.
     
  8. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    the site is not sandboxed. maybe a few urls. if so.
     
  9. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    Are you taking into account your on-page? A page with keyword density too high or low can make all the difference. Even if density is the same, there are hundreds of on-page factors.
     
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  10. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    Maybe I should try to link a few press releases to those 'slapped' urls and see what happens?