Sudden SERP drop on google

by kimseo
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Hello Everyone,
One of my website(watch free movies online : Free movies hub, watch full movie online), was ranked on the first two pages for major movie related generic keywords untill Thursday, On the friday morning all of sudden , It went to nowhere from top 20. I really don't have any clue whether it's google dance or penalty. Please suggest
Thank You
Kim
#drop #google #serp #sudden
  • Profile picture of the author dereck
    Exact thing happened to me - on Friday morning. My website gets zero traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I haven't see any significant changes to ranking, but I read that others had reported a pr update, so perhaps google is updating.
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    • Profile picture of the author Promet Analyst
      Originally Posted by HorseStall View Post

      I haven't see any significant changes to ranking, but I read that others had reported a pr update, so perhaps google is updating.
      yeah probably...because that time I was supposed to post a blog at blogspot and it was undergoing site maintenance. I haven't had that for awhile...no that would be the first I experienced it having a site maintenance. :confused: now it's ok though
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  • Profile picture of the author jackpot9
    If you haven't submitted alot of links in one shot then it probably isn't a dance. Sounds to me like a drop in ranking because you stopped backlinking to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopRankedSEO
    How long had you been ranking well? Alot of people think they are ranking for something when it's truly only temporary from an influx of links seen as news in Google's eyes
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    • Profile picture of the author kimseo
      Originally Posted by TopRankedSEO View Post

      How long had you been ranking well? Alot of people think they are ranking for something when it's truly only temporary from an influx of links seen as news in Google's eyes
      I had been ranked well since last 4 month and i used to do white hat SEO online , That's why it's bit astounding for me, I still couldn't find any reasonable logic behind this mishap
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    I think the 'dancing' is all normal, but it'll get stable in some days (no clue to the time), all you gotta do now is to build backlinks, no many but stable on daily basis. I think it's just like, Google wants to make sure where to place your URL.

    I experienced the same like this before, but after I just left it that way (even didn't touch the website) then it ranked well there. I think backlinking them will be better than leave it and even not to touch the site. =)
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    How old is your site? People need to realize, this is how the game works... sometimes you drop, sometimes you go back up... google updates its algorithm and tweaks it constantly... you are always an update away from losing your position.

    When you do SEO... it isn't about avoiding mistakes, everyone is going to make them... what matters is how you respond and react.
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    • Profile picture of the author dereck
      I cannot believe that this is happening to everyone. My site has literally been wiped off the face of the internet.

      Nobody who whose existence depends on an internet based business would be able to survive if that happened constantly.

      My site is 12 months old.
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    • Profile picture of the author kimseo
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      How old is your site? People need to realize, this is how the game works... sometimes you drop, sometimes you go back up... google updates its algorithm and tweaks it constantly... you are always an update away from losing your position.

      When you do SEO... it isn't about avoiding mistakes, everyone is going to make them... what matters is how you respond and react.
      I understand that my friend but i guess moving from #15 to #578 can left anybody astounded, That too just over a night
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      • Profile picture of the author dereck
        Kimseo:

        I experienced the same as you - and getting all sorts of 'rubbish advice' of self-announced 'seo-experts'.

        While I cannot help you I will spare you any more rubbish.
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    • Profile picture of the author jonnyhardbaked
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      How old is your site? People need to realize, this is how the game works... sometimes you drop, sometimes you go back up... google updates its algorithm and tweaks it constantly... you are always an update away from losing your position.

      When you do SEO... it isn't about avoiding mistakes, everyone is going to make them... what matters is how you respond and react.

      I agree. You can never maintain your ranking because Google is updating rapidly.
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      • Profile picture of the author sunnychakes
        I can understand that such drop can make you dissapointed. But like others here I'm also telling you things will get changed and you must keep continuing the link building process.
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  • Profile picture of the author rab173
    Hope your site comes back. It's possible it's just a temporary thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author caseyscreen
    It may be the effect of Google's new algorithm. Panda Algorithm is very strict and it's main intense to keep quality. So if you want to be stable that you will have to do the quality work for your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
      This is happening to a lot of people who don't have enough quality content and backlinks to pages which have traffic going to them. forum link building and directory submission plus links on low quality article sites are all losing their value. It's time for an overhaul of the old SEO and content publishing approach...for all of us
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  • Profile picture of the author ocvseo
    Originally Posted by kimseo View Post

    Hello Everyone,
    One of my website(watch free movies online : Free movies hub, watch full movie online), was ranked on the first two pages for major movie related generic keywords untill Thursday, On the friday morning all of sudden , It went to nowhere from top 20. I really don't have any clue whether it's google dance or penalty. Please suggest
    Thank You
    Kim
    Maybe it is a google dance, it's happens every quarter of the year, I can only suggest is to keep building links.
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  • Profile picture of the author gittar1122
    Your site may be affected by Farmer's Algorithm or Panda..
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  • Profile picture of the author 2d0k
    Google makes changes in its SE algorithm all the time, sometimes everyday. Give it some time, maybe your site's ranking will be back after a week or two..
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  • Profile picture of the author joeulman
    I also have encountered the same situation
    I do not know how to solve it
    So I chose to give up
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    • Profile picture of the author jack jastin
      I also experienced the same problem last week in the morning. Till the next morning i was assured it may be Google dance so need not to worry but it was not retained and i was now little bit tensed but next day when I checked I automatically got the ranking as same as earlier. May be you also facing the same problem! I wishes good luck for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author William King
    If you haven't done anything which can be counted as black hate than why are you afraid from Google Penalty?
    Panda update is not a name of one change but, it is a series of changes which Google will bring to hit the low quality spammy sites. May be you are also a victim of the series of changes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent1988
    Penality or google dancing
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  • Profile picture of the author andrejvasso
    I´d suggested to wait a few more weeks to see if the site comes back (the google dance sometimes causes sites to dissapear for a while - no idea why).

    If it doesnt come back within the next month, you should probably check if you have "spammed" your links too much or maybe have some type of malware on the page.
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  • Profile picture of the author crismanaon
    First thing, how many old time your site, if site is new than usually keyword ranking up-down in SERP's, but if your site is old as more than three year than you will be changes any on pages or check your old back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandramorales
    Same happened to one of my site as well. Google is trying to kill me
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    • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
      Originally Posted by jack jastin View Post

      I also experienced the same problem last week in the morning. Till the next morning i was assured it may be Google dance so need not to worry but it was not retained and i was now little bit tensed but next day when I checked I automatically got the ranking as same as earlier. May be you also facing the same problem! I wishes good luck for you.
      If you're dancing around, it has nothing to do with waiting a day, or two, or even a week. It can take a month, it could take a couple months. People think the google dance is just when you build more links or have a new site. It is more related to the data centers updating the index. They used to have it set up so you can see where you rank while they were updating, and when you were "dancing around". Unfortunately they don't allow it to be seen anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    your site is being affected by the Panda update. No offense, but your site offers no real value it is what google calls a "thin affiliate site". You have 300 pages of movies all with the same affiliate link pointing out to MegaFlix

    If you don't bounce back (ruling out the Google Dance)

    What you have is a thin affiliate site. It's not about the duplicate content, it's about the limited to no content in comparison to your outbound linking.

    Either consolidate your outbound links onto one page, have the user click through to "watch the movie" and have them land on one page which then pushes them to the money site....

    or

    add more content to each video, not just a youtube video, but maybe some content created from the IDMB of the movie.
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    • Profile picture of the author kimseo
      Originally Posted by LMC View Post

      your site is being affected by the Panda update. No offense, but your site offers no real value it is what google calls a "thin affiliate site". You have 300 pages of movies all with the same affiliate link pointing out to MegaFlix

      If you don't bounce back (ruling out the Google Dance)

      What you have is a thin affiliate site. It's not about the duplicate content, it's about the limited to no content in comparison to your outbound linking.

      Either consolidate your outbound links onto one page, have the user click through to "watch the movie" and have them land on one page which then pushes them to the money site....

      or

      add more content to each video, not just a youtube video, but maybe some content created from the IDMB of the movie.
      your suggestions are valuable dear. What do you think ? Which would be better, adding an extra page between my site and megaflix or adding more content on movie pages?
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  • Profile picture of the author siwell16
    Originally Posted by kimseo View Post

    Hello Everyone,
    One of my website, was ranked on the first two pages for major movie related generic keywords untill Thursday, On the friday morning all of sudden , It went to nowhere from top 20. I really don't have any clue whether it's google dance or penalty. Please suggest
    Thank You
    Kim
    If your still indexed in the top 100 go here and type in your url and your targeted keywords and see where you rank:

    mikes-marketing-tools.com/ranking-reports

    if your site doesn't show then it may be pentalized if its on the 3rd page then its probably google dancing



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  • Profile picture of the author ZaneZenMaster
    It's the new google algorithm updates, it happens all the time.
    Don't worry, your site should move up as long as it isn't against the rules of the new algorithm.
    For instance, the most recent ones makes low quality backlinks really low priority.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotmoney
    google is very difficult to predict, my manual blog getting dropped too
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  • Profile picture of the author randhawa
    This may caused by the Google panda updates due to these updates the duplicate content and many more things are now get remembered by the Google and it tends to lose ranking.
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    • Profile picture of the author kimseo
      Originally Posted by randhawa View Post

      This may caused by the Google panda updates due to these updates the duplicate content and many more things are now get remembered by the Google and it tends to lose ranking.
      Whats the possibility of bouncing back?
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  • Profile picture of the author D3t0x
    i also have a TV related niche and it dropped as well, could be cause of the panda update, guess it depends on how google perceives your site in terms of content that they deem worthy which is mostly inaccurate on their part
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