Advice for sudden decrease in ranks

by dynamyt100 9 replies
It's been 4 hard months now after the demise of my website. I have paid huge sums of money and spent many many hours on forums trying to discover why I went from 850 clicks a day to 80. Many people told me that I was punished by Google and that I would never recover.

My first step was to take down the automated backlinks that I was subscribed to.
My second step was to hire a company to manually create creditworthy backlinks, press releases etc
My third step, and believe it or not this is what I think solved my issues, was to change my SEO plugin - so simple!

My message to everyone is DO NOT GIVE UP. My site is now seeing more than 1000 visitors a day.
#search engine optimization #advice #decrease #ranks #sudden
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    It would be more helpful if you showed what you changed about your SEO plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author georgefuller
    well actually I'm already at the edge of giving up.... because of the update.. now i realized how hard it is to rank a penalized website... huhu good luck to me...
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    • Profile picture of the author LloydMS
      Originally Posted by georgefuller View Post

      well actually I'm already at the edge of giving up.... because of the update.. now i realized how hard it is to rank a penalized website... huhu good luck to me...
      Just create a new site. Much easier unless there is brand equity in the old site that's really valuable. De-index the old site. Transfer the content over. Try and change in links you KNOW are good. And just start building links safely and correctly.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedark
    If you do not mind to share, what plugin you used before and what are you using now ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Nguyen
    Oh come on, you really think an SEO plugin did this? Yaost plugin has everything you need to make your site (hate this phrase) SEO friendly. It was your worthy backlinks and good content that has pushed you back up, not the plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    SEO plugin - sounds awful
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by online only View Post

      SEO plugin - sounds awful
      You could reverse engineer it for Neg SEO on your comp. Give up the name of this plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Originally Posted by dynamyt100 View Post

    My third step, and believe it or not this is what I think solved my issues, was to change my SEO plugin - so simple!


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  • Profile picture of the author thedark
    I understand your sarcasm, but. It is true that a SEO plugin can't get you from page 100 to page 0 without doing anything else. However, the penguin and penguin 2.0 plugins were for over optimisation, and we have panda updates for content spam. A seo plugin can hurt you if it is trying to add 20 meta values auto generated for every page.

    This can be considered over optimisation. Naturally you will never put a manual description to each blog or page. But a seo plugin that automatically does this for you might let google think that you have duplicate content ( autogenerating the same description and keywords for many pages ).

    So, removing the seo plugin might do some good.
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