| 9:42 pm on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Hello iCyborg, and welcome to the forums.
|so its a clear example of my site getting penalzed. But for what ? |
Maybe not a true penalty - especially if you're not aware of violating any guidelines. For a new site, it's pretty common to see a short period of good rankings followed by a disappearance - and then a gradual climb back.
Here's a related thread from June of this year: ew pages indexed, de-indexed, re-indexed - is this normal? [webmasterworld.com].
| 11:16 pm on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)|
well I was trying to be too smart and was keeping keyword density of 3%, was repeating keyword 3-4 times in the description too with over usage of H2 tags in body.
I also have some low quality pages (around 1200 out of 2000), so should I remove all these low quality pages ?
Regards, just reading WebmasterWorld for the past 4 hours and great info here.
| 11:38 pm on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)|
OK, I manually checked the rankings for our nations google.xx - here are some of the rankings -
keyword1 - #2 to #75
keyword2 - #5 to #428 something
Do you have any idea how long it can take to get back ? will you advice to submit articles on squidoo and ezine to build links ? should I add more content to the site or should I completely stop for few weeks ?
| 12:04 am on Aug 23, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Definitely don't stop your website development. If this is what I think it is, over the next few months you'll see a return of decent ranking.
Definitely loosen up on the KW density restrictions and let the vocabulary flow naturally. Same thing with h2 tags - use them naturally as true subtopics and don't force them into situations where they wouldn't really be natural to the page content.
| 6:58 pm on Aug 23, 2008 (gmt 0)|
This loose in rankings happened many times to my sites, (maybe cos of link building or over optimization seo) but i keep on improving my sites, adding more content, making things better for users, and after a month or two, Bingo!, sites get back up where they wrere before, after this sites don't usually drop unless i do something stupid.
| 9:36 pm on Aug 23, 2008 (gmt 0)|
What kind of over optimization you are talking about thaparian ? Have u find out things which triggers site loosing rankings ?
| 10:12 pm on Aug 23, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I'm not sure what Thaparian has discovered specifically, but you will find many penalty discussion in the Hot Topics are [webmasterworld.com], which is always pinned to the top of this forum's index page.
There are many ways to run into problems when you start trying to influence Google's rankings.
| 4:24 am on Aug 24, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I interlinked my own sites. Around 8 of them, with relavent topics.
I was targetting one keyword phrase for each site.
I used the same anchor text for same urls.
Around 5 sites penalized. Rankings drop by 100 positions.
I removed all the outlinks on all sites.
One site recovered 2 days back. Other sites will take more time, cos those sites are newer and have less content and no PR.
I was once penalized after i started showing lot of ads on my site. (I think high bounce rate was the reason)
I placed 3 ad units back to back. My earnings increased 200%, but after two weeks, site had 950 penalty, then my earnings were 10%, lol, i reduced ads to normal, added more content, build some backlinks, site recovered after 3 months.
| 8:46 am on Aug 24, 2008 (gmt 0)|
"I interlinked my own sites. Around 8 of them, with relavent topics".
I see a pattern here as I too had done the same thing. Anyway I have nofollowed the links (will nofollow all the links from same ip now)
| 3:26 pm on Sep 19, 2008 (gmt 0)|
<Moved from another location>
I put up a new websites but was tardy on adding content and when googlebot visited it got the apache default page which showed on a domain name search. I then put the content up and the content then showed. Today its back to the apache content. I put another new website up that showed and ranked in its full glory having half a dozen half decent links immediately - today , a few days later its not there at all - whats going on.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 5:11 pm (utc) on Sep. 19, 2008]