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Keyword sandbox effect

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by DarrenC, Sep 7, 2004.

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    Okay, I've never believed in the sandbox theories, but I'm wondering if there is such a thing after what I have seen on my site.

    I have designed a new page about 4 weeks ago - a property guide page for Florida. SEO KW = Florida villas, it was ranking in the top 20 now all of a sudden it has taken a nose dive to #105

    Florida Villas

    I was initially thinking that I have over optimised the page.

    Darren :)
    SEMrush
     
    DarrenC, Sep 7, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. nutsaboutgoogle

    nutsaboutgoogle Peon

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    Well,

    After Saturday my traffic went down by 85%, travel related too.

    A lot of travel sites were hit BIG after this new update.

    I'm trying to find a reason but until now, nothing makes any sense for me...
     
    nutsaboutgoogle, Sep 7, 2004 IP
  3. DarrenC

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    Nuts, traffic has stayed even, thankfully, but this KW rankings have dropped big time!
     
    DarrenC, Sep 7, 2004 IP
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    I wouldn't put it past Google to occasionally drop Florida-like filters on competitive keywords so that people are finding more relevant results in Adwords than organically.
     
    Scoreboard, Sep 7, 2004 IP
  5. DarrenC

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    Scoreboard - that's two anti-Google posts in one night! :D
     
    DarrenC, Sep 7, 2004 IP
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    >I'm trying to find a reason but until now, nothing makes any sense for me...
    From what I've read in different forums, Google seems to have devalued internal links some.
     
    quadcity, Sep 7, 2004 IP
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    Yah, I was thinking that as I was posting. I better back away from the keyboard before I wake up tomorrow and all my clients have lost their PageRank. :)

    I heart Google.
     
    Scoreboard, Sep 7, 2004 IP
  8. nutsaboutgoogle

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    Could you please post the forums, I'd like to read more about it.

    Thanks!
     
    nutsaboutgoogle, Sep 7, 2004 IP