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Sudden Decline in Google Search Ranking (Not due to Panda)

3:41 am on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi All webmasters,
My site was performing outstanding in google search results and response time of new post in search engien was in milliseconds few days ago.
But suddenly I experienced a decline in google search engine traffic, my site was pulled down on 3rd / 4th page from no 1 position in thousands of keywords.
site is still in google index but google dropping pages day by day from its index. site: search was shwoing 4880 pages at the time this happened and now it is showing 4610 pages.
The possible reasons may be:
1. I was using an iframe and iframed page had malware, I received a msg from google about this, however, I removed that iframe within no time and reply to google that I've removed that iframed page, made a thorough scan of all websites hosted on that server and cleaned everything.

Caution was removed from google site i.e this site may harm your computer.

2. I copied 2 or 3 articles as it is from <snip> but im sure <snip> would not complaint for that.

lots of my site posted fresh content.

I've registered a reconsideration request and discussed these issues but i forgot to mention malware issue.
Please I need your guidance as i dont want to loose such great source of revenue. this site had 30000+ unique and its alexa is less than 85K

[edited by: goodroi at 4:04 pm (utc) on Aug 30, 2011]
[edit reason] Please no urls [/edit]

3:47 am on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Try reducing your tags in every posts and in your footer
4:10 am on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I've removed tags from footer. but can't delete tags from posts :( as it will return 404 not found
4:20 am on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am sure that google would have now run the quality algo on your site as the incident might have invited a manual check. It is clear that you were using content from other sources and the quality algo might have nuked the site now.
2:49 pm on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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New site? Honeymoon period and the links you're building are weak ass..they most likely got devalued.
9:38 pm on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Even one of my website's rank dropped on 13th August (from #3 to #18 and #6 to #12 in Google.com) Just a couple of days before that I changed/ added some of the pages (which doesn't have much original and unique content, compared to the other footer links pages) Its an e-commerce site and it was ranking superbly for 2 keywords until 13th Aug. I've been adding articles to the sites constantly, but have not changed the content of these pages to make them unique and original. I am afraid more changes will do more damage or not. One more thing to say that I also did build 2 links using exact 'term' (the most competitive one) a day before I added 4 the footer links to the site.

I am confused and little worried, whether the ranks will come back or not. Please suggest if anybody can help me with this problem. I will be glad to do the changes.

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