Strange Google anomaly

by Linda Van Fleet 2 replies
I just created a site and went live a few days ago -- no links from anywhere at all. I ran Traffic Travis and discovered my SEO was awful so I worked on that, getting it to an A and A+ for 3 KW phrases. That was Monday.

Monday evening I posted on the Rocket Theme forum (it's a Joomla site) asking a question. I posted a link to my site. No other links.

Yesterday I decided to do a Google search on my 3 keywords to see what I'm up against. I had done this a few weeks ago but not recently, so I typed in one of the 3 KW's. Amazingly my site was on the first page. Stunned. I followed by typing in the other 2 KW phrases -- they, too, came up on the first page.

Now, I know that an obscure keyword will sometimes come up in the number 1 position if there's no real competition -- but these 3 phrases are very competitive and I figure it will take me at least 3 - 6 months of hard work to get on the front page. I never expected to get there without one backlink in a forum!

Today I did my Traffic Travis search again. Guess what? I am nowhere to be seen in Google. I ran SEO Elite and discovered I am way, way deep in Google for one of the phrases - nothing for the others.

Now I am left scratching my head. What happened???? Did Google take a bite off my site and spit me out? This is very weird!

#main internet marketing discussion forum #anomaly #google #strange
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  • The Google works in mysterious ways. It happens to my sites all the time. One day they're up, the next they're gone. Who knows why.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Actually this is typical. Keep using SEO Elite and you'll see the line climbing over time now.

      Most likely it will shoot up to around page three and then slowly move up or down depending on what you're for backlinks, etc...

      Every day I check the obituaries. If I don't see my name there, then I know it's going to be a good day!
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