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Fluctuating Rankings. Why are my rankings not stable?
SEOMa3




msg:4547117
 3:22 pm on Feb 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

Mine is a company that designs/develops website. We have our logo on every website with a hyperlink to my site. Does that hurt my SEO?

On some sites, we have a common keyword that is hyperlinked to my site. Does that hurt my SEO?

I did not have rankings until 2nd week of January. A week before this, i had re-optimized all my main pages and fresh content was uploaded.

When i checked for rankings on 14th January, i started ranking on the 1st page of google.co.in.

Ever since, my rankings have been fluctuating a lot. Sometimes, I am not in the top 100 results, sometimes I am on the 1st page and now on the 2nd page.

I am confused what’s happening.

 

Razmatazed




msg:4547120
 3:28 pm on Feb 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

It's time to break out the dancing shoes for a night out filled with some good ol SEO fashion dancing my friend :) (or at least it is building up to appear that way.

piatkow




msg:4547125
 3:39 pm on Feb 20, 2013 (gmt 0)


I am confused what’s happening.

Google is happening.

My understanding is:
1. Rankings fluctuate for a new (to google)site
2. Results differ by data centre for a new site

SEOMa3




msg:4547307
 3:15 am on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

1. Rankings fluctuate for a new (to google)site
2. Results differ by data centre for a new site

This site was previously ranking for a different set of keywords. Does the above said still apply?

If someone could share some insights on this
Mine is a company that designs/develops website. We have our logo on every website with a hyperlink to my site. Does that hurt my SEO?

On some sites, we have a common keyword that is hyperlinked to my site. Does that hurt my SEO?

Andem




msg:4547771
 8:42 am on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

>> We have our logo on every website with a hyperlink to my site

That sounds unnatural and yes, it very well may hurt your "SEO". [webmasterworld.com...]

Faizan_Khan




msg:4547833
 12:44 pm on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

Your Logo with Link openly challenging Google :P

FranticFish




msg:4547834
 12:48 pm on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

For my sins, I once used to optimise credits on the sites I developed to include anchor text.

About 3 years ago I did an experiment and changed every credit to link on my brand name. Might be a coincidence but my rankings improved after that change, and I was doing no other work on links at the time.

tightbelt




msg:4547841
 2:06 pm on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

Google is not very stable at the moment. A lot of shuffling going on. I believe that may be responsible for your crazy rank fluctuations.

JesterMagic




msg:4547863
 2:26 pm on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

Mine is a company that designs/develops website. We have our logo on every website with a hyperlink to my site. Does that hurt my SEO?


In my opinion it shouldn't. If I see a website design I like it is always good to know who created it if I ever need somebody. Of course with Google who knows...

I did not have rankings until 2nd week of January. A week before this, i had re-optimized all my main pages and fresh content was uploaded.


Google always pushed quality content before April 2012. Since then it seems popular brands and big business plus so so quality get you ranked well. Myself and a couple of my main competitors before had good current content. We don't rank nearly as well any more. The first page of the results now contain 3+ year old content from the likes of about and huffington post.

I am confused what’s happening.


We all are. :-(

tedster




msg:4548071
 10:38 pm on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

Google always pushed quality content before April 2012

Maybe the issue is more about how an algorithm determines quality content. If it's primarily through user response, plus a few other factors, then "brand" could mean a lot.

Dess




msg:4548414
 8:27 pm on Feb 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

My blog too traffic fluctuates big time. I just don't know what to do.

SEOMa3




msg:4548524
 3:47 am on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

>> We have our logo on every website with a hyperlink to my site

That sounds unnatural and yes, it very well may hurt your "SEO".


That being said. For sites to which I had access, I removed the hyperlinks.

For sites which I do not have access, should I use the disavow tool?

Could adding a rel="nofollow" suffice?

kevinanchi




msg:4591119
 9:35 am on Jul 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

Nobody has the correct answer, all are just speculations. I have two sites which are since 2 years are fluctuating weekly and monthly for high traffic Kws, Mean site 1 will tank for last 15 days of month for top 10 ranking and later it will be at 800th position and this is going on since 2 years and another site which drops tanking only on weekends and later on monday its back on track.

[webmasterworld.com...]

Any smart person there to answer this?

Thanks kevin

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