Site Ranking drop.

Last Update: October 26, 2014

Just a couple weeks ago I blogged about my site going from page one, position #2 behind the leader, Trip Advisor, to page 6 in a short amount of time. It seemed to me that google had lost interest in my site. So I thought my site must have become boring and stale. And I wrote a blog about that. I could not figure out why I had dropped in the rankings so fast. What does google want?


Well, I had a good read today on SEO from numerous sources on the net. And Ive come up with one answer as to what google might NOT want, and penalize you for it.


Ever since I started almost 4 months ago I have been submitting my sites almost every day through Webmaster tools and through settings under sitemapXML, to google bing, and ASR. I think a lot of you might be doing what I do and are doing the same thing.


Today, in my read, a man that claims to be an expert, made a statement that"BY SUBMITTING YOUR SITES ON A DAILY BASIS, GOOGLE CONSIDERS THIS SPAMMING AND PENALIZE YOU FOR IT. ONCE A MONTH IS HIS SUGGESTION."


Now I do not remember in the training, which is correct. I thought you would submit when you make a blog, post, page or anything you add that is a major change in your site. I don't know which one is right, but I do know I had a major drop in google rankings and this may be why.


I wanted too share and get individual results and opinion. After all page one is where we all want to be and strive for.

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rufat Premium
I personally never submit my sitemap to Google and find my pages indexed by Google automatically. I think submitting is not important at all. As for rankings, drop is not a big problem. Some pages may drop and some will rise in rankings. If you have one or two pages ranked in Google and you lose that ranking then it is a huge problem BUT if you write content every other day (3 times per week) at least then I don't think you will have any problem because Google will definitely love some of your pages and rank them accordingly. To top it off, write consistently.
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autumn56 Premium
Are you submitting the link to your new post or just your main url? Because as long as the url is different I have never had a problem with Google getting mad (at least that I have noticed) I submit my new content links every time I publish them and I have had no problems with my rankings. With that being said, Google is notorious for the Google dance and some of my stuff just went from top to bottom and left to right for a few weeks but they have always settle in a fairly good spot and start to move up.

Wordpress also pings Google to let them know that new content has been published so that technically you really do not need to worry about submitting the new content to webmaster tools. Also if you are publishing on a regular basis the spyders will come by your site more often to get it indexed faster without you submitting it.

The last two weeks I have stopped submitting them because I was out of town but noticed that Google was indexing them within a day or two anyway because I post on a regular basis.

Also by chance have you checked to see in webmaster tools if there are any problems or crawl errors with your site? I know bing webmaster also has SEO recommendations to make sure that you are using alt tags etc. Might be worth seeing if there is anything else going on which could be hurting your ranking besides just the normal fluctuating which is common place for the first few weeks/months.
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native33 Premium
What do you mean by submitting your site daily?
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bingopauls Premium
I submit the URL's on a daily basis under your AIO webmater tools plug in. Might be the wrong thing to do. Will get more answers. Please follow the responses and we might find out which is right.
I know the ASR search engine gives me bonus point for submitting daily.
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native33 Premium
I'm really new at this so I'm trying to learn as much as possible.What is the AIO webmasters tools plug in and where do I find it? is it within WordPress?
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bingopauls Premium
Hi Jones. Im new to, at 4 months and we are both learning. In your case stay with the lessons one at a time and they come to the one about which plug ins are really mandatory to have and That is one on the list. There are others. All free with your Premium membership.
Type in your question above and find the best answer to your questions. Sometimes WA members guess instead of knowing.
There are 30,000 plug ins in your dashboard
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native33 Premium
Thanks
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x1268x Premium
I've got the same drama going on. Today page one, position two. Tomorrow last entry page six. Google is all over the map. The only search engine where my position is more stable is Bing. There my site is on page one, the position does change up and down but within page one.
A new sitemap I only submit when there is significant change on my page, for instance a deleted page. Other than that I let the bots do their work as specified in sitemap settings.
Cheers:-)
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Sethtra Premium
Thanks for sharing this.
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