Lost my affiliate site ranking

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Hi every one

Last day i have lost my affiliate site ranking don't no why can any one tell me the reason plz

my site is rsbedding.com
#affiliate #lost #ranking #site
  • Profile picture of the author Danny Shaw
    Yes. You have been hit by the latest update by google. They are going after thin affiliate websites with no or very little original content. Your backlink profile looks pretty bad also. The highest referring domain link wise is this forum which has nothing to do with bedding?

    What theme are you using? I want to give it a try.
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    • Profile picture of the author softysmith
      Do you think my site has thin affiliate ?
      Originally Posted by Danny Shaw View Post

      Yes. You have been hit by the latest update by google. They are going after thin affiliate websites with no or very little original content. Your backlink profile looks pretty bad also. The highest referring domain link wise is this forum which has nothing to do with bedding?

      What theme are you using? I want to give it a try.
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      • Profile picture of the author chickenfillet
        Originally Posted by softysmith View Post

        Do you think my site has thin affiliate ?
        Hello,

        Yes your site could be categorized as just a thin affiliate site. The latest Google update in fact almost 'devalues' homepages vs sub-pages from ranking high in the search results. This is because Google needs to reduce thin homepage spam, however this has nothing to do with content, but your link quality towards your homepage. I've already tested the Google content myth needed for SEO to rank for a keyword, and content plays a very little role in this, as content can be easily abused.

        What I would do is work on building pages and sub-pages and instead rank those for keywords by building backlinks to the sub-pages, rather than the homepage. Google have seemed to increase the value of sub-pages, especially for authority sites.
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        • Profile picture of the author chickenfillet
          Hey,

          I actually wasn't saying in my post that content is needed to rank a site, but the latest update slightly favors sub-pages vs homepages. BUT, the OP has very poor quality links linking towards his homepage, thus is the reason why he doesn't rank well.

          Here is a portion of my original comment:
          Originally Posted by chickenfillet

          This is because Google needs to reduce thin homepage spam, however this has nothing to do with content, but your link quality towards your homepage.
          I completely agree with backlinking a blank page, and getting page 1 results, in fact, I've been doing this for years, and still am.
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        • Profile picture of the author AmazonGuy
          Originally Posted by jacksarloks View Post

          In a WSO a guy got a totally blank webpage ranked #5 for a competitive keyword, what's your take on that? Zero content, totally blank site, this op here has a nice ecommerce site imo.
          Place it next to amazons same listing about the product . They offer 100 times better content , reviews more photos , specs and a ton of other things. Its the theme thats nice nothing more. I don't want to be harsh but its not worth ranking and if I where to find a product listing in the serps I would instantly press the back button.
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  • Profile picture of the author SarahZT
    Just checked out your sites, and from my own experience running affiliate sites I would definitely suggested you complement your affiliate links and pages, with blog posts and articles relevant to your topic. A site like this cannot survive in the long term - you need to set yourself apart and provided added value, not just affiliate links.

    Add a blog section and add article on a weekly basis... things like:
    - How to choose the right bedding
    - How to get rid of bed bugs
    - Actual product review of ABC bedding company
    ... the list goes on, endless ideas you can make use of!

    Plus, get backlinks from relevant sites!!

    Hope this helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author micksss
      I agree with all that Sarah said and will add that having actual unique and helpful product reviews will give your site value and a reason for someone to want to visit it. Regardless of whether or not it being a factor in your rankings, if there is nothing to your site then you won't get sales. Add quality content to your homepage, category pages (I see you have a description for some of them already) and the product pages.
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      • Profile picture of the author softysmith
        Originally Posted by micksss View Post

        I agree with all that Sarah said and will add that having actual unique and helpful product reviews will give your site value and a reason for someone to want to visit it. Regardless of whether or not it being a factor in your rankings, if there is nothing to your site then you won't get sales. Add quality content to your homepage, category pages (I see you have a description for some of them already) and the product pages.

        i have already fresh content in my cartography pages
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by softysmith View Post

    Hi every one

    Last day i have lost my affiliate site ranking don't no why can any one tell me the reason plz

    my site is rsbedding.com
    You mean your not ranking #1 for your forum sig. anchor-text on an irrelevant forum? :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Without taking a look at your site, I can say you have an over optimized anchor text.

    What type of link did you send to your site?
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    • Profile picture of the author softysmith
      Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

      Without taking a look at your site, I can say you have an over optimized anchor text.

      What type of link did you send to your site?

      I have get links from directory sites, social bookmarks,forums post
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    Thin affiliates sites no longer rank well with Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    No.

    But it lacks content and thus onsite SEO is very limited. All you can do is make it more authoritative, add quality optimized content and then concentrate on quality backlinks from high PR websites and proper offsite SEO and traffic strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author nadeemajeedch
    google update recently . must check your index page at google.
    for checking index page write in google site with site domain. for example. Site:itsmyviews.com
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  • Profile picture of the author CleanSEO
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    Ok somebody is going to have to be the bad guy: Yes, it's a thin site. Basically a list of products on a page. No need for Shakespeare but yes you should have some content on that front page.

    Re: ranking a blank page with only links... if your site has links and my site has links but you have no content I win. If you are ranking a blank page then your competition is asleep or non-existent. All things may be possible in SEO but not all things (keywords) are lucrative.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I just now looked at the site.

    Seriously, you don't see anything wrong?

    You've scraped a bare bones product description from Amazon. Why does the world need your site when your site is a simplified version of an Amazon Category?

    Your entire site is a doorway page/s.

    The site doesn't look bad, it just has nothing to offer that I can't get directly from Amazon. Actually without even looking I'm sure I could get more product info. If I visited Amazon instead of your site.

    Here's your entire content for a single page on your site:

    Product Description

    This is a twin size comforter measures by 66″ X 86″.It is Soft, Warm and comfortable. It is made from 60% cotton and 40% polyester fabric. It is machine washable and not recommended for the use of children under 3 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author softysmith
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I just now looked at the site.

      Seriously, you don't see anything wrong?

      You've scraped a bare bones product description from Amazon. Why does the world need your site when your site is a simplified version of an Amazon Category?

      Your entire site is a doorway page/s.

      The site doesn't look bad, it just has nothing to offer that I can't get directly from Amazon. Actually without even looking I'm sure I could get more product info. If I visited Amazon instead of your site.

      Here's your entire content for a single page on your site:

      I dont think so i have seen many site who copied the content from amazon and post in site and they are still on rank why ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Shaw
    @ The OP. If you do not think theres is anything wrong with your site why come here and ask for advice? Seriously..... I could pick the same products you are selling, make a better site and out rank you in days! If anyone could just cut and paste/scrape content from amazon and be on the first page of google we would all be rich. It is not 2005 things have changed.. either change also or don't thats up to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author softysmith
      Originally Posted by Danny Shaw View Post

      @ The OP. If you do not think theres is anything wrong with your site why come here and ask for advice? Seriously..... I could pick the same products you are selling, make a better site and out rank you in days! If anyone could just cut and paste/scrape content from amazon and be on the first page of google we would all be rich. It is not 2005 things have changed.. either change also or don't thats up to you.

      Ok thanks but can u plz tell me how much words dec need for per product
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