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Growing too fast for Google?

8:22 am on Jan 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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We have got a problem that I think some others must have experienced. Our website has been getting some really good natural links the last 3 month. Our site has become very popular and people love it and we have been visible in media and we have got some articles from the leading blogs in our country. Very powerful domains.

We have got around 60-70 referring domains in less than 2 month time and thatís all natural links. We have not built any links ourselves during this time. The domain is 10 month old.

Now to the problem. Everyone loves our site but google. We had some good listing before we got hit by the mediadrive and all the new links. Now our site has bounced from top ten positions to 600 hundred place. Then 6-7 days later our site is back in top positions for a day or two. Then suddenly is gone again.. This has now happened four times and now the site has been vanished for 11 days.

We suspect that Google needs some time to calculate rankings and all in links to the domain but this has now been going on over a month. This must happened all the time that a website is getting very popular and growing fast. Canít Google algorithm handle growth like this?

Any input from you guys would be highly appreciated. We are starting to get really frustrated..
11:31 am on Jan 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I think you are touching on two different issues.

Issue #1 - Safe Growth Rate of Backlinks
If you have a dramatic boost of backlinks in a short term, your site may trigger a tripwire. What you describe does not sound like a dramatic growth in my humble opinion. 60 domains in 60 days averages out to 1 new linking domain each day and that is not very dramatic.

Issue #2 - Google's Algorithm Timeline
Google's algorithm definitely needs a bit of time to fully digest and properly rank a website, especially a new website. The algorithm has become very complicated with multiple sub-parts. Some parts of the algorithm are run daily, other pieces run every few days and some other parts need to be manually run which can take a very long time to occur.

Without seeing your site I can't say what is happening but I would suggest you look at the types of links that have been added. Are the 60 domains linking to you using massive run-of-site links with identical anchor text?
12:02 pm on Jan 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thanks goodroi,

The links are much diversified and the same goes for the anchor texts. Most of them are branding anchors.
I guess more waiting is the only thing to do.

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