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  1. #1
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    Traffic from Google dropped from 80% to 20%

    A while ago I posted a thread saying that 80% of my traffic comes from Google in the search engine wars. However now Google has dropped behind terrribly. MSN and Yahoo are taking over... and Google, it seems has dropped down to around 20% of the share.

    Could it be that Google has banned my site or excluded it from their search engine... It was going so well..

    Has anyone else had the same problem?

    Any one got any ideas on why this may happen?

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    You can check if you are still on google index with a search site:your-domain.com

    If pages are still there, i dont think you got banned. May be someone is just doing better than you. Or something that makes you less attractive to google.
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    I did what you said and came up with heaps of pages which was great...thanks for that tip...

    Can you think of any other reasons why I am not getting much traffic from google?

    Some of my pages are ranked 2,3,4

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    Hello!
    I think that you need to know answers on the such questions:
    How old is your web site for google? (Maybe you had newbie bonuces)
    What black het SEO methods were used to rich your curent position?
    There are factors which depend on you as webmaster (they are connected to your web site)
    And there are factors which so not depend on you. And for that factors you can't be banned.
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    I now know that I am not banned, however my google search engine results have dropped.

    I haven't used any fancy ways to get better rankings. Just the usual keywords, content and some links out there.

    My site is only about 4 months old, and maybe it is still finding its feet.

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    I guess that was bonus for you from google. I think that you shouldn't sit and worry about that. I think that you have to go ahead and work on your web site SEO.
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    Ok I will.. This is what I thought I should do..No point sitting around worrying about it...

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    It could also be that you just dropped in rankings!

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    Google's algorithm changes from time to time. We just don't know why a site ranks high while the other site ranks low. But trust that Google is doing its best to give us the best search results.

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    last few month my website completely disappear from the first SERP and not even a trace in the search engine but now it is back in the first SERP again. I think at that period there are some changes with the algorithm.
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    Some things to look at as possible cause of yor dilema:

    Competition - other sites vying for the same keyword
    Decrease in the number of backlinks
    Change in your content - onpage factors (titles, meta, etc.)
    You are in the sandbox - google's way of filtering new sites
    Your site was down when the bots last crawled your site
    or - You got penalized
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    Google's algorithm changes from time to time.
    I wish they could just stick to some basics...Then maybe we may have some idea of what to do..

    Do you get penalized for getting another site redirected to your site?

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    The algo will always evolve to try to produce better search results for people doing searches.. If you want ot remain near the top you just need to keep your knowledge current and never stop working on it..

    As for getting penalized for a site redirecting to you, no, just the opposite in most cases.. The redirected site will get you their links and if you do it properly you can even gather up the credit for their content as well..

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    there maybe several resons,
    1. Your website is out from a temporaty bump google gives to every domain.
    2. You practised something which is bad in google's eyes.
    3. google guys mistakenly did it.

    But the bad thing is you need to bear ot for a moment, best you can do after a month in google webmasters area to improve things.



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    changes with the algorithm this is constant.

    it is also different per country google.ca and google.com use to give us similar results with certain terms and now some are way off
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    Its like a yo yo...I think its fine again with google hitting the 55% mark today.. I hope it keeps going...You really can't survive without it!! LOL

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    Guess what guys... I am up to 92% with google...

    Wow.. The others search engines are at their normal level too...

    You are not going to believe how simple this problem was... A few broken links.... Thats it...

    I had a template to use when building new pages, and one of the links on it became broken...AHHHHH
    So every new page I made had a broken link on it...
    When I finally realised and fixed this...two days later I was up there again... And climbing fast...

    I am so excited
    !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    mien dropped like crazy also, not that much but bye about 30%
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle2u View Post
    Guess what guys... I am up to 92% with google...

    Wow.. The others search engines are at their normal level too...

    You are not going to believe how simple this problem was... A few broken links.... Thats it...

    I had a template to use when building new pages, and one of the links on it became broken...AHHHHH
    So every new page I made had a broken link on it...
    When I finally realised and fixed this...two days later I was up there again... And climbing fast...

    I am so excited
    !!!!!!!!!!!!
    That's a relief, lols.

    Having broken links does affect on how bots crawl in index your pages.

    Also had a problem with that before when our server was down for three days and dropped drastically in our ranking.
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    It's not just about how many % of your searches come from Google. You should focus more on monitoring the number of daily unique visitors you get from Google, and see if that number is increasing or keeping stable.

    A change in % may have nothing to do with Google. It may be an increase in referrals from other search engines, or visitors from a link on a forum or social networking sites etc. Therefore decreasing the % of Google referrals, which remained constant at the same time.
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