Great Examples of Why Your Google Rankings May Drop

A white, rounded square logo with an abstract S-shaped design on a gradient blue and purple background. published a great list of why your rankings may drop. To recap, any of these may cause a drop in rankings.

  • Too much similar anchor text.
  • Page too aligned with keyword term.
  • A web site may scrape your content.
  • Site too aligned with a keyword term.
  • Too many reciprocal links.
  • Duplicate Content
  • Not in a Community
  • Few Links and Non-Fresh Links
  • Manual / Automatic Penalties (of course that is usually caused by the above).

In the past we have experienced the scraping, duplicate content, similar anchor text, and aligning a site too well with a keyword phrase before on various web sites. Probably the most common drop is due to duplicate content and recently a crack down on reciprocal links.

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