Website dropped in every search engine

by sovereignn 5 replies
Problem fixed thanks guys!
#search engine optimization #dropped #engine #search #website
  • Profile picture of the author Ronno99
    change it back?

    I know a lot of people saw rankings shift on the 14th although that doesn't explain Google and Bing messing with you on the same day.
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    • Profile picture of the author PhilJensen
      Sorry to hear about the drop in rank. It can be frustrating to not know what caused the drop.

      I had a site drop from #1 to 70 or 80 a few months back. I have no idea why. Now it's back up to #4, but never regained #1.

      Phil
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    • Profile picture of the author aygabtu
      $50/day with less than 500 visitors/day, just from ad revenue? Sounds like a red flag to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    We need to really clarify what you are saying....your website was not ranking, the page was. It might sound like a subtle difference but it is huge.

    When you changed your content you changed everything. Suddenly you had different keywords, different headers, different titles, different density. The only thing which stayed the same was the URL and the incoming links.

    It should have changed in ranking since it was no longer the same page of content. It was re-evaluated by all of the search engines algorithms and ranked according to the content it discovered.

    What you are really saying is similar to having a Corvette in your driveway one day and a moped the next day and expecting to have just as many people interested in looking....
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      • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
        Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

        Good point this makes a lot of sense, so in theory if I switch it back it should go back?
        In theory I'd say yes. Your action of putting the two articles together might be enough, too.

        What you are describing is one reason many people like doing a blog with a sticky post. That first optimized piece of content sticks on the front page but new fresh content cycles in, too. It just comes in below the most optimized content.
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