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    SEO Rankings fell 5-7 slots and not going up


    Hi all,

    I have a few clients that were ranked at 9 - 11 and they all have fallen to the 15-20's. I'm backlinking and using various anchor texts including exact match and it won't seem to go back up even after a few weeks.

    No penalties in GSC and the backlink profile shows the new links. Any thoughts?
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    I'm backlinking and using various anchor texts including exact match
    As a SEO person I would have thought you would know the first place to look is that statement you made.
    Just because there is no manual penalty does not mean that's not harming their rankings.
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    Why? I am not backlinking with low quality sites. They are all good DA, topical sites with real traffic.
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    As a SEO professional you know DA is nothing to do with google then and sites can look high quality but still carry a penalty so it is more than possible you have gain links from bad neighborhoods.

    Just saying.
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    Hi lacroix

    These places you get links from, can anyone get a link from them ? The reason I am asking if they can, then what good is the site. Google has probably labeled the sites poor quality and you will get no real benefit from them.

    How many outgoing links do these sites already have? Can you get multiple links from them ?. These are all questions you need to know the answer to before you build any links from sites that provide a "followed Link".
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    This is the issue, when I hear someone say I am link building I cant help feel they are damaging their site. The problem is a good link now is so much harder to find and gain, ok I grant you its not impossible but the days you could build x number of links a day and they count have long gone and its only getting harder. There are experts in this field and I know a fair few who have given up as its just so hard now or requires so much effort to gain 1 link that is of value the clients run for the hills.
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    Yep, and folks wonder why we say link building is a dangerous game.

    It has a lot of caveats, LOL. It's not that you should not try to earn links, and lets face facts, probably all of us link build here and there.

    Not all directory sites are poison. Not all traffic generating links are "followed links". Hard to convey this to folks wanting "Fast Track" to Google 1st page.

    Build links for traffic, not rankings, that should be the objective. It will keep you out of hot water, also traffic and conversions will increase.

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    • Chedders agrees : yeap, Link earning is really where we have ended up
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    It might be better you try to find out what worked out the best before for you...check out this website: <removed link>
    There are a few very good advices!
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