Why did keyword ranking go from 26th to 52nd to 23rd to 82nd position in google?

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I have been building links to my site since November last year. My site is 1year and 9 months old. My keyword rankings in google have been fluctuating in positions since December 20, 2011. I stopped building links for the past 6 weeks, serps were still fluctuating but not as much as before.

I started building links on Friday the 16th of March 2012 and the keywords that I targeted have decreased in rankings from 26th to 82nd, 69th to 135th and 68th to 105th position in goolge.

I have built enough quality back links to rank some of my keywords on 1st page on goolge but my site has been dancing for 3 months now, would it ever settle down and if so, when?
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Your site is dancing, that mostly happens when you build a lot of strong links, Google is now deciding where to put you, don't worry, just give it a week or so.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaolinsteve
      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      Your site is dancing, that mostly happens when you build a lot of strong links, Google is now deciding where to put you, don't worry, just give it a week or so.
      Sums it up
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      Your site is dancing, that mostly happens when you build a lot of strong links, Google is now deciding where to put you, don't worry, just give it a week or so.
      Actually, it is the opposite. It happens when you build a lot of ****ty links.
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Actually, it is the opposite. It happens when you build a lot of ****ty links.
        I build quality article backlinks mainly at high PR society, and it tends to make rankings dance pretty heavily sometimes, even back to page 9, but it always ends up with getting higher results. Recently I had a keyword at #23, it danced to page5, page 9 etc. now it's at #21 (pretty tough kw btw).
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

          I build quality article backlinks mainly at high PR society, and it tends to make rankings dance pretty heavily sometimes,
          Then we just have a difference of opinion on quality backlinks.
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          • Profile picture of the author nik0
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            Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

            Then we just have a difference of opinion on quality backlinks.
            Yeah I agree with that.

            It's hard to offer quality backlinks in a one time fee package, cause most quality backlinks require a monthly payment or a ton of work involved emailing webmasters / offering guest posts / writing guest posts, the prices can't cover that kind of work. So these high PR society posts are about as good as it gets.

            It's kinda hard to compete with people who offer high quality backlinks in the form of dofollow blog comments or memberprofiles at PR6 domains
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      • Profile picture of the author avarice
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Actually, it is the opposite. It happens when you build a lot of ****ty links.
        My thoughts exactly.

        Can you give us your URL or service you've been using to build links? Then we can explain the fluctuations better.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhq
    Google dance
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Dancing. If the backlinks are good you should settle stronger than you were originally.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michel Modo
    I have used to increase back links
    It helped me a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author sahildd
    i think its Google dance plz don't stop the work and get some quality backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author david87
    I think this is usual case for every link builder so don't be panic and keep continue with your quality link building work. Quality link building will help you to get your keywords ranking back.
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  • Profile picture of the author SASA Techno
    Yes Google dance your working is daily bases work and different kind of working so this is helpful to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author eurekapsycrille
    Maybe there's a conflict on how you define quality backlinks than Google does. Visit Google Webmaster Guidelines and review their criteria in judging the quality of a link.

    Remember, Google dance can sometimes define the quality of your backlinks, the stronger the fluctuation, the weaker your site's backlinks are (mostly).
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    • Originally Posted by eurekapsycrille View Post

      Maybe there's a conflict on how you define quality backlinks than Google does. Visit Google Webmaster Guidelines and review their criteria in judging the quality of a link.

      Remember, Google dance can sometimes define the quality of your backlinks, the stronger the fluctuation, the weaker your site's backlinks are (mostly).
      Yes I admit. Maybe the links that you consider quality backlinks for your website, Google is not doing the same. So try to be very sure about your sources of backlinks!
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  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    The most probable reason for the drop could be stale content.
    It could be some penalty as well.

    Here is Matt Cutts telling the most possible reason for the drop in SERP rankings... Check this out!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=gx04qNrCbnk
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    All I can add is that with xrumer and scrapebox blasts my site never danced, meaning it dropped like a brick in the ocean.
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  • Profile picture of the author glock67
    just keep building quality backlinks and you should end up at a better position than you started
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Try to get some high quality do-follow backlinks using your main keyword.. And, don't worry about your ranking, Google will "update" it very soon, give it a week or two and your ranking will be back.. But, don't stop building backlinks constantly!
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  • Profile picture of the author kbs
    I was starting to freak out as well. In Feb, my visitor count was around 200/day, now it's dropped to about 15/ day. Hope it's just the Google dance.
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    Another possibility.

    -50 penalty/filter.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by retsek View Post

      Another possibility.

      -50 penalty/filter.
      Is that anything like a -100 penalty.
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  • Profile picture of the author kannikuku
    dont stop link building , try to make 10-15 quality backlinks in a month. Definitely google will up your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by kannikuku View Post

      dont stop link building , try to make 10-15 quality backlinks in a month. Definitely google will up your website.
      15 is very, very slow.

      And are you an employee of google so you know for sure 15 links
      will up you on google?

      And if your site goes back up, does that mean you contribute
      to the "penalty" of another site that gets dropped?

      Sites below yours now must have suffered a double-secret penalty.

      Pity the site at 500. Poor sap suffered a lot.

      Real penalty is a deindex. Shuffling and reshuffling of search results
      is just that.

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  • Profile picture of the author orpaz191
    1. don't change your linking velocity according to the serp movement. Keep it steady.

    2. build second layer on your links to make the "quality links". that will stabilize your site.
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