My site was on the top 10 listings and all of a sudden it vanished!

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' started by BBT_Translation, May 1, 2009.

  1. BBT_Translation

    BBT_Translation New Member


    My site was in the top 10 for different keywords and all of a sudden it disappeared.
    What could have happen?
  2. malibumentor

    malibumentor New Member

    Happens all the time. if your backlinking practices
    have been good you should see your site re-appear,
    climb back onto page 1, and probably stay there.

    Google shuffles things up periodically but the basic
    criteria that get a site ranked well stay the same -
    quality backlinks and relevant content.
  3. samda

    samda Member

    Please PM me with details like.

    1) URL
    2) What SEO work you have done before the listing went down.

    I will do a research and tell you....

  4. _work_

    _work_ New Member

    There are many things that can affect your site negatively. If you had a site with a high PageRank that was linking to you, and then they stop linking to you, you lose that vote, therefore you go down in the list. Google also bans sites based on negative practices, such as paying for links (if they find out).

    If you changed anything on your site, especially your title, this can impact negative for the keywords you left out. Same with < h > tags. If you had a heading with those keywords and then you changed or deleted it, it would negatively impact for those keywords. If you decided to do a little keyword stuffing (such as repeating your keyword over and over on the page, or hiding the keyword behind graphics), this could also give you a negative mark.

    I hope this helps.
  5. Ariffin

    Ariffin New Member


    I am not sure if paying for link is consider as a negative practice.
    Can you please explain terms of paying link. Are you considering advertisement space offered by top rank website as a paying link as well?

  6. rubsync

    rubsync New Member

    Did you maintain it? I mean getting more back links and other SEO strategies?
  7. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi BBT_Translation,

    That's normal for new sites.

    Google assesses new sites for various reasons.

    It can also happen when a page gets indexed and you change something - especially the title or permalink.

    If you're creating duplicate content or masking too many URLs on your site, you can get sandboxed.

    It could be a number of different things that cause a drop in SERP position.

    It's nothing to worry about.

    Just create a few more quality backlinks and keep adding pages to your site.

    As a last resort, you can contact Google.

    ~Newbie Shield~
  8. georgie

    georgie Guest

    You have to continue build links. Back links helps your site/blog remain on top positions.
  9. Maurice

    Maurice Guest

    Make sure your link campaign looks natural. If it does not, and you have to many links with the same link text going to the same page. Google will give you a slap.
  10. Ruby Dsouza

    Ruby Dsouza New Member

    Ariffin: if paying for link
    is it real
  11. coscos

    coscos New Member

    Depends on which keywords you were ranking for. If you did nothing after you ranked, probably your competitors did seo for the same keywords and outranked you.
  12. amicof

    amicof Member

    Newbie Shield
    Thanks for that!
    I had the same experience with one of my sites.
    In my case that happended because I literally deleted the website and recreated it from scratch using a different hosting account.

    I am working hard now on writing as many articles as possible.

    By the way, what do you guys think of article spinners?

    Thank you

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