WTF is going on with my SEO???

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So I have been steadily increasing my Google traffic this year from 100/day to over 250/day. The graph looked nice and even..... Then 2 days ago it dropped to 95/day then 55/day and today 15 so far!!!

I have done NO spam and my backlinks all look ok. All I did was run sitewide clickbank banners inplace of adsense. I have put Adsense back on now but could that really be the reason?

Other think is I have a link at the bottom of my other forum giving me site wide links from that forums footer. Could this be hurting me?

My site - Relationship Advice Forum | Relationship Surgery
Sitewide coming from Relationship Advice Forum
#seo #wtf
  • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
    Urm... I have to loose the revenue the ads were bringing me
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentWritingPhD
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    Did you do any major change in your SEO and content posting campaigns?
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    • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
      Originally Posted by ContentWritingPhD View Post

      Did you do any major change in your SEO and content posting campaigns?
      No that is the crazy thing. Just site wide banners to clickbank stuff and 2 days later Ive bombed!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author linkbuildr
    - Nofollow all affilaites links

    - your links are spammy
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by linkbuildr View Post


      - your links are spammy
      Absolutely awful link profile. Have not seen even one good link. Clearly the OP believes profile backlinks still work. There is nothing mysterious about his site diving. If he did not place those links he has been negatively SEOed
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      • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
        Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

        Absolutely awful link profile. Have not seen even one good link. Clearly the OP believes profile backlinks still work. There is nothing mysterious about his site diving. If he did not place those links he has been negatively SEOed
        Do you mean my links pointing out?
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  • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
    Ive done no link building on this site? I have no tools to check the link profile. Not sure what to do now?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by oliverjones View Post

      Ive done no link building on this site? I have no tools to check the link profile. Not sure what to do now?
      Dude what are you doing in your sig right here if you do no link building? You've got like kajillion links from a relationship forum. tiered within the same domain name.....just a mess. To other people reading this

      This is why if you have not noticed no regular SEO here uses their sigs for a whole lot of anchor text links. For example if I did that I would be pointing 7,000 crappy spammy looking links to my sig site
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      • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
        Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

        Dude what are you doing in your sig right here if you do no link building? You've got like kajillion links from a relationship forum. tiered within the same domain name.....just a mess
        Like I said that other forum is mine too. Just got a footer link. Would you remove it?
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        • Profile picture of the author Karan Rawat
          Originally Posted by oliverjones View Post

          Like I said that other forum is mine too. Just got a footer link. Would you remove it?
          why would he remove it, he doesn't have spammy links, you have..!:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
    AHHH ok guys here is something VERY interesting. I just realised last week I changed the skin on my other site. This deleted the footer link which was giving me a link from every page of a RELEVANT forum for my desired keyword.

    I just wonder if it could have been that?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by oliverjones View Post

      AHHH ok guys here is something VERY interesting. I just realised last week I changed the skin on my other site. This deleted the footer link which was giving me a link from every page of a RELEVANT forum for my desired keyword.

      I just wonder if it could have been that?

      Totally hopeless. He's sending thousands of crappy forum links, to his site, even looks like he tried to link wheel from profile to profile and comes on here stating he does no linkbuilding or SEO (with his anchor text link in his sig here staring straight at us).

      The rest of you guys have a great weekend. This thread is a waste of time.
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      • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
        Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

        Totally hopeless.

        The rest of you guys have a great weekend.
        Thus far I have not actually had an answer. Most of my traffic comes from my fanpage which is now over 1mill fans so the Google traffic is not that important. I just want to get the best of both worlds.

        Tonight I was doing a spreadsheet formula and needed assistance. I asked on the excel forum and got a clear answer.

        Such a shame this forum is not the same. No wonder Matt Woodward had a rant
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by oliverjones View Post

          Tonight I was doing a spreadsheet formula and needed assistance. I asked on the excel forum and got a clear answer.

          Such a shame this forum is not the same. No wonder Matt Woodward had a rant
          You have been here nearly three years and given a good enough post to get thanks the sum total of two times. You give nothing to the community the community owes you nothing. You got an answer too. You are link spamming your own properties not just with site wides but with profile links. You just don't like the answer but thats just what it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
    Why is pointing a link from a relationship forum to a relationship q&a site spammy?

    SEO by the Sea

    Ohhh look a link to wordpress in the footer. Lets penalize wordpress.

    Relevant links are not an issue.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by oliverjones View Post

      Ohhh look a link to wordpress in the footer. Lets penalize wordpress.

      Relevant links are not an issue.
      Dude you are too clueless. My last post because I don't even think you deserve the help anymore. I was neither talking about your footer links or sidebars or site wides. I was referring to the forum profile and forum sig links you use here and overruse everywhere

      May you continue to tank since you refuse to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
    "Totally hopeless. He's sending thousands of crappy forum links, to his site"

    Not my words.... The words of Mike Anthony ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Has to do with the fact that you're taking traffic away from googles ad network and replacing it with no follow affiliate links
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    • Profile picture of the author oliverjones
      Originally Posted by thedanbrown View Post

      Has to do with the fact that you're taking traffic away from googles ad network and replacing it with no follow affiliate links
      I have read in quite a few places that adsense is a negative factor even though Google own it. I think google must just really dislike Clickbank as it is generally full of scams.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by oliverjones View Post

        I have read in quite a few places that adsense is a negative factor even though Google own it. I think google must just really dislike Clickbank as it is generally full of scams.
        Not true about Adsense & SEO, I rank plenty of Adsense pages, been doing it for years.

        As far as Clickbank, skip the default vendor squeeze page, create your own sales page on your domain, then send that traffic directly to the Clickbank SSL checkout page.

        Traffic flow:
        Your sales page > CB checkout page
        Clickbank vendors are notorious for skimming affiliate traffic. I was on a CB squeeze page the other day that had an email popup subscription form (WTF!). I've also seen Adsense on CB vendor pages (WTF!).

        There's no logical reason to force traffic to look at two different sales pages on two different domains (your sales page, your domain vs CB vendor sales page, CB vendor domain). For every unnecessary click you force traffic to make, your traffic/sales drop off.

        Note:
        Do not make promises on any of your CB sales pages (on your own domains), state the facts in great detail, tell the traffic exactly what they're getting, just like looking at a Walmart sales page (product description).
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