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Why the huge Drop in Ranking ?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by PNV, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hey Everyone,
    SEMrush
    after a couple of months of optimizing, my site finally made it to nr 4 on google for my target keyword.
    then one day, with out making any changes, the site no longer ranks for ANY keyword.
    can anyone tell me what i did wrong?
    Have i been penalized for something?

    http://www.accommodation-chile.com
     
    PNV, Mar 3, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. pharmapre

    pharmapre Peon

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    It can lead directly to a drop in the rankings. On the other hand, ensuring that the website is in line with the major social sites will give search engines a barracks
     
    pharmapre, Mar 3, 2012 IP
  3. PNV

    PNV Active Member

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    Im sorry, what can lead directly to a drop in the rankings ?
     
    PNV, Mar 3, 2012 IP
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    ThePassiveIncomeBlog Active Member

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    Is this called Google dancing? (I am not quiet sure. )
     
    ThePassiveIncomeBlog, Mar 3, 2012 IP
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    #5
    Recent panda updates by google have drastically changed SERP positions. My sites have been affected aswell. Check if your site is still indexed, if it isn't, you may be sandboxed
     
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  6. PNV

    PNV Active Member

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    I launched the site in january and i watched it climb to 4th by February . then by mid February it took a dive.
    it seems that the panda excepted the site and its still indexed.
     
    PNV, Mar 3, 2012 IP
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    WordpressSEO Peon

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    Google will often grab a site that is new, and rank it highly. After a short period of time it will settle into its more appropriate position
     
    WordpressSEO, Mar 3, 2012 IP
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    Chios Well-Known Member

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  9. PNV

    PNV Active Member

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    Thanks, Im glad to hear im not penalized. but it confuses me even more cause the content is original.
    I opened a blogspot account with the same name which still has no content and its ranking higher then the site it self (60-70+)
    What do you mean by "(re)consider doing some quality"? Im open to suggestions
     
    PNV, Mar 6, 2012 IP
  10. Mr_Kumar

    Mr_Kumar Notable Member

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    @PNV, when your site got this hit? If you elaborate what you did recently will help us understand better.

    Quick things

    1.You have "Chile Accommodation & Hotels" in title of so many pages. You may consider a change.
    2. Description of all pages seems same. Again need to change it.
    3. http://www.accommodation-chile.com/blog/ is blank. google says... don't make live any under construction kind of page (page without content).
    4. Big affiliate banner in top of navigation (near logo) is no more good (after 10 Jan, 2012).
    5. You have so many broken links.
    6. ALL top navigation links are affiliate links and going to merchant sites. Very Bad for SEO now a day.

    It seems your site is pure affiliate site which don't add anything valuable to visitors, so in my opinion it should be a big hit by panda algorithm.

    BTW... I am also fighting the same sudden ranks drop problem, but my site is free from all above said problems. See my problem by following link in my sign. It is a DP thread.
     
    Mr_Kumar, Mar 6, 2012 IP
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    Did you only do on page SEO on your website?
     
    Grobbulus, Mar 6, 2012 IP
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    #12
    add some fresh and unique content to boost up your site....
     
    Joy mds, Mar 6, 2012 IP
  13. PNV

    PNV Active Member

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    #13

    Thank you for the advise.
    The site dropped 2nd half of February.
    I thought if i made the affiliate links no-follow, it would help. i guess not.
    I read that if the affiliate links go to a "your leaving this page, page" first, it should help. is that a possibility ?

    I'll get on top of making the changes you've suggested
     
    PNV, Mar 6, 2012 IP
  14. PNV

    PNV Active Member

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    No, I've been building loads of quality backlinks and just now starting the social media marketing
     
    PNV, Mar 6, 2012 IP
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    #15
    This seems not going to help.

    Your site should contain content like what to do, what not to do, things to remember etc etc (as content), and then give link to your merchant as reference. In my opinion you should remove ALL affiliate links, and keep your search intact as it is. Search alone is enough to take your website visitors to merchant. This is just my openion, who himself is fight with Google's panda when it comes to affiliate sites.
     
    Mr_Kumar, Mar 6, 2012 IP
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    unique and high quality grammar / spelling
     
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  17. Mr_Kumar

    Mr_Kumar Notable Member

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    Can anyone here suggest brilliant grammar /spell check tool? The best one seems grammarly.com, but it require lot of brain to fix the bugs. :) So I use "ginger" which is again good (fix 75% problems which grammarly detects) and easy.
     
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  18. PNV

    PNV Active Member

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    #18

    I saw your post "An SEO question for senior SEOs and affiliate marketers. Looking for some good help. "
    I have applied a similar strategy as yourself. writing about the product and adding links.
    What would be the difference between a site like ours with content and links vs a comparison site ?
     
    PNV, Mar 6, 2012 IP
  19. Mr_Kumar

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    #19
    Thank you for caring my problem.

    In my opinion, the difference between my current site your current site is -- (1) whatever points I have listed above, (2) You wrote about product and give links everywhere, and I wrote about product and give links with context. I think I have also placed affiliate links overly.

    A comparison site seems to provide an extra value to the merchant site.
     
    Mr_Kumar, Mar 6, 2012 IP
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    in these days search engines prefers content, where are your home page is very weak in content...
     
    funzone, Mar 6, 2012 IP