My SEO Keywords Dropping?

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Approximately 20% of my SEO Services keywords are dropping from rock solid #1 positions down to #2, #3, and sometimes as low as #4. What I don't get is that I've never been in a Google dance with my competitors ever before for these keywords. Web design, sure. But not SEO. I'm worried because these are some of my most valuable keywords. Not because of traffic, but because of the high lifetime value of a client and the extremely high conversion rate of almost 100% per lead. I could really use some help with this because I appear to be Penguin 2.1 compliant and I was always ranked #1 through every panda and penguin and hummingbird improvement throughout the past.

Does anyone have any advice on how I could improve my rankings to #1 once again?
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  • Profile picture of the author Counselor
    It was a 2 day affair. Then it bounced back. Thanks for all the support, guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marie Cody
    Originally Posted by Counselor View Post

    Approximately 20% of my SEO Services keywords are dropping from rock solid #1 positions down to #2, #3, and sometimes as low as #4. What I don't get is that I've never been in a Google dance with my competitors ever before for these keywords. Web design, sure. But not SEO. I'm worried because these are some of my most valuable keywords. Not because of traffic, but because of the high lifetime value of a client and the extremely high conversion rate of almost 100% per lead. I could really use some help with this because I appear to be Penguin 2.1 compliant and I was always ranked #1 through every panda and penguin and hummingbird improvement throughout the past.

    Does anyone have any advice on how I could improve my rankings to #1 once again?
    Very nice question.

    I've been with that experience also. I was SEOing a site and the keywords which is relevant to the site are dropping in ranking (website and keywords dropped in ranks).

    The reason why is that:

    1. You have competitors which is actually ranking for that keyword.

    2. Your competitors are fighting for those keywords to rank also their website.

    Might be your competitor is spamming your site all over (with the keywords you are ranking). However I can give you an advice on how to fix it just beep me up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Counselor
      Originally Posted by Marie Cody View Post

      Very nice question.

      I've been with that experience also. I was SEOing a site and the keywords which is relevant to the site are dropping in ranking (website and keywords dropped in ranks).

      The reason why is that:

      1. You have competitors which is actually ranking for that keyword.

      2. Your competitors are fighting for those keywords to rank also their website.

      Might be your competitor is spamming your site all over (with the keywords you are ranking). However I can give you an advice on how to fix it just beep me up.
      Disavowing links?
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      • Profile picture of the author Marie Cody
        Originally Posted by Counselor View Post

        Disavowing links?
        In your case that won't work since if you disavow links, you will never know if that links pointing to yours is actually a helpful link.
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        • Profile picture of the author Counselor
          Originally Posted by Marie Cody View Post

          In your case that won't work since if you disavow links, you will never know if that links pointing to yours is actually a helpful link.
          Sure I do. If I didn't create it, then I have to assess it's intrinsic value.
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  • Profile picture of the author abhinavpanchkula
    Its all Just Temporary Google Variations .........it will bounce back to its original positions.
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  • Profile picture of the author EduCom
    It's happens..when competitors are also trying to rank for that keywords..But after giving some weight to that keywords will bring back the results...
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    • Profile picture of the author JudeBanks
      Were these keywords created before G implemented Hummingbird?

      Just wondering whether that could be a factor.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by JudeBanks View Post

        Were these keywords created before G implemented Hummingbird?

        Just wondering whether that could be a factor.
        Hummingbird wasn't a penalty based update.
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        • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          Hummingbird wasn't a penalty based update.
          Really? Well that explains why I didn't get any messages in WMT.

          So in your experience Yukon, what do you think Hummingbird was about?

          I have a local site with about 50 pages of spun geotargeted content (was spun over 90%
          and all articles passed copyscape). Then about 20 of the main pages were all manually done.

          After hummingbird, both my homepage and every other page on the site lost rankings. I was maintaining #1 ranks for a long time, making a great profit, and now everything is either on page 6 or nowhere to be found (but still indexed).

          I'm curious if you think its worth it to rewrite all my spun geotargeted pages?

          I rewrote 5 last week, just to see if anything would change, and nothing has really changed. Should I continue rewriting the pages?

          The only thing I'm worried about is wasting all the time to rewrite each article, just to find out that nothing changes and the problem wound up being something much simpler.

          Honestly Yukon, I'm not sure what you're doing these days but I'd be willing to compensate you for your time if you'd like to look at the site.

          If not, no hard feelings, I understand you're a busy guy.

          -Red
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  • Profile picture of the author davdwarnner
    Originally Posted by Counselor View Post

    Approximately 20% of my SEO Services keywords are dropping from rock solid #1 positions down to #2, #3, and sometimes as low as #4. What I don't get is that I've never been in a Google dance with my competitors ever before for these keywords. Web design, sure. But not SEO. I'm worried because these are some of my most valuable keywords. Not because of traffic, but because of the high lifetime value of a client and the extremely high conversion rate of almost 100% per lead. I could really use some help with this because I appear to be Penguin 2.1 compliant and I was always ranked #1 through every panda and penguin and hummingbird improvement throughout the past.

    Does anyone have any advice on how I could improve my rankings to #1 once again?
    Hello If your website keywords ranking are drop then no need to worry do one thing create 5 to 10 relevant high quality live back links and use different descriptions

    If you can do this then in future no Google or other search engine Algorithms updates effect your website. Thanks

    Have a Nice Day
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    • Profile picture of the author Marie Cody
      Originally Posted by davdwarnner View Post

      Hello If your website keywords ranking are drop then no need to worry do one thing create 5 to 10 relevant high quality live back links and use different descriptions

      If you can do this then in future no Google or other search engine Algorithms updates effect your website. Thanks

      Have a Nice Day
      That link is not really enough. It's obvious that his competitors have 100+ quality backlinks or more.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattseo24
    I do have same problem. I want to increase my rank but as month passes by my backlink in Google is dropping. Any advice to increase rank?
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  • Profile picture of the author irfanspyindia
    Article writing, and smo activity will give you support for ranking up.
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  • I would not worry much for now if my keywords are still on the top 10 spot. That is (and just like others have mentioned here) the keywords may be very competitive and your competitors may be doing some pretty job as well.

    I would recommend you just continue with your linkbuilding since you've mentioned that you are only doing white hat. But be very careful with your backlinks and always check these as your competitors may also be throwing bad backlinks at your site.

    Additionally, I would also recommend you become active in social media sites. If done right, they can provide you with good direct visits.
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