Suddenly several sites rapid drop in Google

by mrgood
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Hi guys and SEO experts !

In my long webmaster practice now I meet with something which is beyond my knowledge and understanding. Suddenly, 4 of my websites have huge drop in Google search. For example, for my main keyword I used to be on first position in Google, but now my homepage is nowhere to be find. Instead of my website (I used to have 1500 UV daily) now on first postition is website without backlinks. That site on the first position simply doesn't have any single backlink ! And, more weirder, on that first position for my main keyword there is not a homepage, but category from some website, for example h t t p://examplewebsite.com/games/my-main-keyword .
Can someone please explain this to me, how is this possible ?! I think Google is a little lost here...
#drop #google #rapid #sites #suddenly
  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    None of that is strange. Sites get dunked all the time.
    Do you think amazon.com ranks that page when one is
    searching for fuzzy slippers, or do you think the page on
    fuzzy slippers ranks?

    Main keyword is a misnomer, sitewide that is. Individual pages
    rank, not an entire "website." I would say upwards of 95% of
    my google traffic is to subpages, not the main index page.
    Makes sense to me. I can't be the only only. Just like the
    amazon example above. Unless people are searching for
    amazon.com, they mus be searching for something that
    requires a product page, not the main page.

    You rely on google for your business, and you say google is lost?

    Google is under no obligation to ever show any of your pages,
    in the past, now, or in the future.

    Due to many rather multifaceted updates that google does, your
    pages could have been hit for any number of reasons.

    I would vote for anything that deemed your content just not
    suitable anymore.

    No, this does not mean I think google can detect great content.
    What they can do, is detect content that is just not needed
    as much as another site's.

    Big difference. That why unique, hand written content means
    virtually nothing in and of itself.

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author mrgood
      Ok, that what you are saying would have sense if that sites I'm talking about are authority sites. Although, they are flash gaming sites. So, my homepage site with flash games is now dropped down and in first place in Google is another flash gaming site, indeed that site's category page. It doesn't make any sense to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gautamk
    very similar situation i faced too just 10-15 days ago my fb page which was ranking on top google page gone and its nowhere to find in 22pages
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgood
    I just don't know what is going on. Currently I am in situation like never before, since I am unable to find a reason why 4 of my sites dropped like this. And, to be more interesting, when I type my homepage with http in Google, it appears nowhere, but my subpages do. I can get my homepage in Google only if I type site:mydomain.com . Whats the issue ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Pdomain
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    several sites,?

    Are you using the same GA and GWT accounts for all sites?
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    • Profile picture of the author mrgood
      Originally Posted by Pdomain View Post

      several sites,?

      Are you using the same GA and GWT accounts for all sites?
      Yes, why do you ask ?
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      • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
        Originally Posted by mrgood View Post

        Yes, why do you ask ?
        Google can penalise all your sites at once if they are all on the same analytics/webmaster tools accounts.

        From your description of what happened to your site, it's a big penalty, either a manual penalty or a penguin penalty. Unfortunately, there's not much you can do other than disavowing and waiting or starting over.

        Google for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgood
    Yes, I am aware it is some sort of penalty. Nothing in Webmaster Tools in Manual actions for now. As far as I figured out (with help from some friends) it is because I used same anchor text for linking in 75 % of my backlinks. I will change this easily and see what would happend, I suppose I am on the right track.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgood
    Ok, I finally found out why my sites had drop in Google. On all of that sites I was using the same wordpress theme. It seems (according to experiments) that something in wordpress theme was causing my drop. Because on one site I put another wp theme and my site went back up to his usual place in Google in a less than 24 hours ! On other site I changed wordpress to AV Arcade Script and that site also went back up to Google in its usual position in a less than 24 hours. After I realise that something in wp theme was a cause for this huge drop, I changed themes on all of my dropped sites and all of them recovered sucessfully.
    So this is a warning to WP webmasters. Always change the theme first, and then look for another cause of the problem, if you have a google drop, like I had.
    Cheers !
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