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Zimbio has taken over all of my Google Ranked Articles

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Wonder-Y, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Wonder-Y

    Wonder-Y Newbie

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    :confused:Wow, just did my ranking check for my keywords. Downgraded from Google in every keyword...I was ranked 1-3 for about 15 of them.

    So here is what happened, I have a blog and used the same articles from the blog on Social Networking sites, since I am new to using them. The sites: 1. AC, 2. Zimbio, 3. Wikispaces, 4. Wetpaint 5. Hubpages

    Since I have used the same article from the blog in Zimbio, Zimbio replaced my ranking completely on Google! i shouldn't be surprised, but I am. I thought Zimbio would just complete a duplicate copy of the article for some reason. Pretty dumb.

    Anyway, needless to say all of my ranking traffic is going to Zimbio instead of my blog.

    As a FYI...my blog is not ranked in PR yet. (Only 1 month old)

    Any suggestions how to leverage social networking sites for a blog to promote traffic to your Web site? Thanks.
     
  2. aмillionaírе

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    Wait, are you saying YOU stole THEIR content? If so, what do you expect? lol... they were indexed first and they have domain authority, your blog isn't powerful enough to beat that.

    P.S I went to that site and was addicted in a second :eek:
    added to bookmarks
     
  3. Wonder-Y

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    Hi Caesar-

    No, I didn't take their content. I opened an account and placed my blog content on it. Big mistake.

    Your point is well taken. They have an obvious advantage.

    My question is how do you leverage the social network sites to bring traffic to yours?

    My goal was to create more backlinks and higher ranking.
     
  4. redrose

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    Well, it has happend to me also. It is not so much traffic from zimbio to blogs, so I stoped doing that. Instead I put soe articles with aff links and they rank pretty well, I don't know if it allowed in zimbio to do that, however they didn't ban me until now.
     
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  5. Sweetfunny

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    Looks like you learned the hard way that all these people who continue to say "The one indexed first is the original" have zero clue what they are talking about.

    You have a few options, change the content around on Zimbio or where ever, change it around on your blog or simply get more links and hope to rank again for your content.

    In future, just publish a snippet elsewhere with a link to read the rest on your blog or publish your junk to the SN site and the good stuff to your site.
     
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  6. Wonder-Y

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    Ah, very helpful. Thank you so much!