Why Your Search Rankings Are Dropping (and 7 Ways to Fix It)

drop rankings

One of the most common questions I get on a daily basis is this:

My rankings are dropping, what should I do?

Now, I’m not a big believer in tracking rankings because search has moved towards a long tail game. And as long as your search traffic keeps going up quarter after quarter, you are fine.

But if you insist on tracking rankings, and you want to ensure that you maintain your positioning, there are 7 things you can do when you start noticing a drop for a specific keyword.

Solution #1: Internal linking

The biggest mistake I see sites making right now is that they tend to forget to use internal linking, in which you link one of your web pages to another. And if you happen to use internal linking, you are probably using rich anchor text, which isn’t a good thing.

In the introduction above, I linked the phrase “search has moved towards a long tail game” to a Quick Sprout blog on long tail SEO. This is an example of internal linking.

Doing this will help that article rank for long tail SEO-related keywords. The key to leveraging internal linking is to avoid using rich anchor text. For this reason, I wouldn’t link that long tail SEO article 10 times with the anchor text “long tail SEO”.

The tactic of using non-rich anchor text is so effective that Mashable ranks on the first page of Google for terms like “YouTube” because of internal linking efforts.

mashable youtube

Don’t expect immediate results when you start adding internal links. It typically takes 3 plus months for the links to start kicking in. And you can’t just go into your old web pages and posts and shove tons of internal links. You need to do this slowly, over time, and add internal links to new pages as well.

Solution #2: Speed up your site

In 2010, Google announced that it would take site speed into account when determining a site’s ranking. Do you know why Google cares how fast your site loads? They noticed that when they rank slow loading websites, users tend to have a bad experience, which causes them to use Google less…and that means less income for Google.

So, how do you improve your site speed? Don’t worry, I’m not going to give you a list of technical stuff to do. Instead, I am going to share with you a simple free solution.

pagespeed google

It’s called Google Page Speed. All you have to do is sign up and follow a few non-technical steps. You should see an increase in the loading speed of your website.

Solution #3: Build links, but not to the page that dropped in rankings

When your rankings drop, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? You need to build more links, right?

Most people make the mistake of building tons of links at a fast pace to the web page that dropped in rankings. Google is smart and can detect if a web page is gaining links at an unnatural pace. So, if you build too many links to the web page that dropped in rankings, you’ll notice that your rankings will drop even more.

But if you build links to other internal pages and avoid using rich anchor text, you’ll find that your rankings will not only stabilize, but they will increase. This tactic helps increase your overall site authority, which means all of your keywords will start ranking higher.

If you want to get ideas on how to build links, check out this guide on link building as it will teach you everything you need to know.

Solution #4: Update your web page

This tactic is probably the simplest out of them all, and it is usually the most effective one as well.

Google prefers ranking fresh pages to stale, old ones. So, by adding updated content and images to your web pages, you are going to create a better user experience.

This will cause people to stay on your site longer and increase the likelihood of them linking to your site and even sharing your content on the social web.

A good example of this tactic is my blog post that teaches you how to get more Instagram followers. During its peak, it received 121,550 visitors a month from Google.

instagram google rankings

But the advice within the post eventually became outdated; my rankings dropped; and the traffic dropped to 14,952 visitors.

Updating the content caused people to read it more and share it via Facebook again. Within 90 days, the traffic went up to 62,855 visitors a month. Sure, it hasn’t gotten back to where it was during its peak, but it is continually rising, and I think it will get back to where it was within 3 to 6 months.

Solution #5: Increase your click-through rate

If you log into your Google Webmaster Tools account, you’ll notice that Google tracks your click-through rates.

click through google rankings

One way to increase your search traffic is by increasing your rankings. Another way is by increasing your click-through rate. If a search engine detects that your click-through rate is extremely low for the position you are ranking, it can easily drop your position as this tells the search engine that your listing isn’t very relevant.

To combat this, optimize your title tag and meta description to increase your click-through rate. You can do this by using some of the following keywords within your meta tags as they tend to get clicked on a lot:

  1. How to
  2. [List-related numbers]
  3. Free
  4. You
  5. Tips
  6. Blog post
  7. Why
  8. Best
  9. Tricks
  10. Great

Another way you can increase your click-through rate is through Google Authorship.

google authorship

By adding your face next to your search listings, you’ll be able to stand out from the crowd and potentially increase your click-through rate by 150%. All you have to do is follow these 4 steps:

  1. Make sure you have a profile photo with a recognizable headshot.
  2. Make sure a byline containing your name appears on each page of your content (e.g., “By Steven Levy”).
  3. Make sure your byline name matches the name on your Google+ profile.
  4. Verify you have an email address on the same domain as your content (e.g., stevenlevy@wired.com).

Solution #6: Optimize your design

Mobile and tablet devices are growing at a much faster pace than laptops or desktops. By ensuring your website is compatible with all device types, you’ll increase the odds of keeping your rankings high.

Otherwise, it would be a poor choice by Google to continually rank mobile-unfriendly sites when a large portion of searchers use mobile phones.

Through Google Analytics, you can see the type of devices people are using to visit your website: everything from mobile phones to tablets to laptops and even desktop computers.

To find out what types of mobile devices they are using, all you have to do is log in to Google Analytics and then click on “audience”, then “mobile”, and then “devices”.

analytics devices

A simple way to ensure you are providing a good mobile experience is first to ensure your site loads fast because not everyone has a fast data plan. You can do this through Google Page Speed, which we talked about above.

Next, you can ensure you are providing a good mobile or tablet experience by making your website design responsive. This way, no matter what screen size someone is using, your design will adapt to it.

A good example of a responsive design is Quick Sprout. Load it from your iPhone or tablet, and you’ll notice a design that looks something like this:

responsive design

If you want to create a responsive design, these tutorials should teach you how.

Solution #7: Increase your social shares

There’s been a recent debate on whether social shares impact rankings or not. Whether they do or they don’t, more social shares means more traffic. And the more people visit your website, the higher the chance that someone will naturally link back to you. And more links mean higher rankings.

For this reason, you should try to get more social shares.

There are 7 simple ways you can get more social shares of your web pages:

  1. Add social sharing buttons to your web pages. Similarly to plugins you maybe using on your blog like Sharebar, you also want to use social buttons on the web pages that contain valuable content.
  2. If you have a blog, you can always ask your readers to share a specific web page via Twitter or Facebook. Trust me, begging works. ;-)
  3. If you have connections to any influential social media users, you can ask them to share your web page as well.
  4. If you haven’t used Triberr, you should check it out.
  5. You can always pay for a social share through Twitter ads.
  6. You can pay for Facebook shares and likes through Facebook ads.
  7. Bribe your visitors by letting them get a free ebook in exchange for a social share.


I’m still a big believer in the idea that tracking rankings isn’t useful as SEO has moved to a long tail strategy. But if you do want to track and continually improve your individual rankings, especially when they are starting to slip, you can leverage the tactics above.

You’re going to see the best results if you combine all of the tactics, but even then your rankings won’t bounce right back. It typically takes a few months after implementing the strategies above before you start seeing results.

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  1. I’m always trying to stay conscious of my rankings, and I do sometimes realize that some content is simply not worth investing time into, and rather should be recreated to deliver better value to my readers.

    The content that does work, I will usually go and apply the methods you’ve mentioned in this post. I’m always trying to improve my sites speed, but 85 out of 100 on Google PageSpeed is all I’ve been able to get, even when having 20ish WordPress plugins installed.

    Thank you, Neil.

  2. Thanks Neil, I needed this. I found my keywords were fluctuating in rank quite a bit and that some of the search queries on my niche sites were dropping.

  3. Hey Neil.

    Just to confirm that free ebook giveaway works. I released my first free ebook this year and in just five weeks I have recorded 300 subscribers.

    It’s amazing how relevant free eBook works.


  4. Neil,
    Another widely known info said in a beautiful manner! It is surprising that people believe SEO is rocket science and spending a lot of money to do it but forgetting basic things you mentioned on this post

    Thanks for another beautiful article :)

  5. Neil – Awesome tips! I am currently implementing the third strategy: linking to other pages. I hope I’ll be able to regain my rankings soon by improving the overall domain.

  6. Thanks neil, great tips tip#5 is just awsome,

    tip 1 , internal link building worked perfectly with one of my site. My mind says submitting the new sitemap may also help in above.

  7. Very nice read; Till now i’m building links for the posts that lost rankings, interlinking is the key it seems. Let me try

    Thanks for the share

  8. Hi Neil,

    Great post as always. How do you go about improving content for a specific page that is ranked on the lower end of the first page?

    Is a re-write a good idea or should you focus on just adding on initial content so that you don’t disrupt the content that helped you get ranked?

    Any insights are appreciated.

  9. Hi Neil,
    Another Awesome post!
    After reading one of your previous post, i stopped using rich anchor text and started interlinking as you said; and the particular keyword jumped 4 page higher. . .

    Whenever a page was dropping ranks, I used to build links and increase social shares for that page. Never realized I was doing wrong!
    thanks for this tip!

  10. Awesome article Neil. That’s like the most relevant seo article I’ve read in 2 years.
    Every one of these 7 tips is worth gold IMO. This is simple, common sense and no risk seo… I’ve tried most of these tactics and they’ve all worked for me (especially if you do them in conjunction with one another).
    Thanks once again for producing the best IM content out there !

  11. Inter-linking is key, I believe… and we have to look no further than Wikipedia for the results. Sure, Wiki has a lot of variables working in their favor, but I believe there is a direct correlation between their rankings and inter-linking. I don’t believe any site does more inter-linking than Wikipedia.

    • Great point. Wiki does a great job of internal linking. They are a great example to follow.

      • Inter-linking isn’t helping me. I have tons of inter links, and yet my page ranking keeps decreasing. As I make my living through my graphics design business, this has been disconcerting. My income has dropped significantly the past six months as my reach has decreased. I’m not sure what to do.

  12. Hi Neil,

    This article was very insightful. I am trying to move my clients towards thinking about content creation as opposed to building a bunch of links. They seem to think that that is their only ticket to doing well in search…It is frustrating. I have started implementing FAQs pages and “glossaries” on some their websites to build out internal linking. I have also started to write longer more detailed blogs for their sites. Do think these are good ideas or am I wasting my time?

    • Carmen, I think it’s a great idea. You are on the right track. Keep it up and let me know if you need any help :)

      • This too hasn’t helped me. Of course you need content, but FAQs and glossaries aren’t going to bring you to the top of the search engines–probably won’t do much at all.

  13. Some of these certainly vary in difficulty, but all of them are certainly good fixes! Inner-linking being something you can immediately implement. While things like speeding up your website might be a pretty big undertaking.

  14. Thanks Dear Neil !
    I am looking for your advices and I am keeping in touch , but I still have many more to learn until will be on the roof .

    My respect to you !

  15. Thank you for all of your great tips Neil ! Now how can I find the time to implement them all?

  16. well, that really helped me :) Thanks. I have a lot to do now

  17. Thank you…I will surely follow your tips for our website.

  18. hi, Thanks Neil for this tips in this time i really need some special and motivational tips for ranking my site because in some past days my site’s ranking is down.
    again thanks

  19. Neil brilliant simple advice once again. My internal linking will be done over the next couple of days. We just had a bit of a glitch with the website when I added new content couple of days back. Think we ‘re sorted now though. Our other new business and other stuff i have on the go will have everything iv learned implemented from the word GO :) So nxt time it wont take me 3 years solid night time learning (which is probably equivalent of someone elses 6yrs normal working day ha) Cheers Neil as always :)

  20. i like you Interlinking solution :)

  21. Hi Neil ,
    I have a doubt regarding page rank of a website . What are all the factors considered for a page rank by google ?? . I have seen pages with low engagement , less number of comments and less social shares having a high pr than quicksprout(pr -5) …Is there any reading material available on “pagerank” to dig deeper into it ??


  22. Charles Waltner :


    Wondering about aspect of outbound link strategy…

    This discussion brings up a point I’ve been meaning to ask you:

    It seems that your hyperlinks to content (both within and outside your site) don’t open in a new tab. This is a usability/user experience issue, I feel, because I don’t necessarily want to leave your site. It’s a hassle to go back and forth, and/or I might not return if the new link draws in my attention.

    I assume you are doing this deliberately for important tactical reasons?

    Your insights and guidance has been incredibly valuable to me. You are a true guru. Thank you for sharing!


  23. Decent post Neil. I really like #5 and #6. A lot of people miss out on CTR because they think it’s not important. Big Mistake. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Great tips Im going to use this info. I definitely agree on traffic as apposed to watching the rankings. Great read!

  25. Perfect timing Neil. Thanks. Sitespeed is something I really need to work on.

  26. Hi Neil,

    I have two questions that I wanted to ask for sometime now, thanks in advance for answering them.

    1. I have see many blogs (even the big ones) that link keywords to a category or tag. For e.g., linking Ubuntu to mysite.com/tag/ubuntu.
    Does it improve search ranking?

    2. I have noticed that articles on my blog take around 1-2 days to appear in Google, even if I search with exact title. Interestingly, older articles that got pingback from the latest article appear in the search engine for the same search.
    How to get instant appearance in Google? Do I need to submit the sitemap as soon as I post an article?

  27. Awesome article Neil. This clears my doubt of using anchor text while Interlinking but I just want to ask a question that is it good idea to use anchor text like “click here” etc?

  28. Sitespeed usually is not more easy to fix, I have many problems with that.

  29. Great read,I greatly appreciated the info regarding Google page speed,as I was unaware of this tool,I will most definitely be following Quicksprout

  30. Brilliant tips on improving your dropping rankings and traffic. I will certainly be implementing some of them. I had a question on Google authorship. Some bloggers have seen their pictures disappear in the results, has something changed?

  31. hello neil! thank you for the great article. so you say that non rich anchor within internal links are far better than rich anchor links? Could you please explain that to me? thank you!

    • Nena, internally linking within your site is a better strategy because you are promoting your content and creating more authority for your content.

      • Yes I completely understand that… my question was rather , is it important to have rich or NON rich keyword anchortext within this practice of internal linking?? I am asking this because I have done lots of internal linking myself, but all with a very rich anchor text… and I got the impression of your post that this is very wrong to do…

  32. Thanks a lot Neil. Very useful blog post. Will be implementing these tactics

  33. Hey Neil,
    Great post and just what i need. two of my sites were ranking first place for many gta 5 related keywords for a time period of around one year, but after the release and the rising competition it dropped extremely. I’m shocked. i could have earned a fortune now if i just could hold some of the keywords in that position like gta 5 cheats etc. now i still earn most of my money from those sites but i had could earn 15-20 times more.


  34. Thanks for sharing this info Neil. After reading your article I realized that I missed some important things to do to maintain the visibility of my site in Google search. Thanks for sharing this Google Page Speed, it’s so useful.

  35. This is a completely bogus guide in my opinion. I no longer have reason to believe that Neil Patel legitimately knows SEO…

  36. Excellent post Neil. I totally agree with you. Long tail keyword is the new game.Point #5 & #6 plays a major role. It helped me a lot in driving good traffic and increasing CTR.Thanks for coming up with this excellent post.

  37. Page speed has got my attention and I think I need to pay more attention to this. Thanks for sharing these amazing tips Neil.

  38. Hi Neil,

    Again a great article.

    1. I would like to know if I go to my old posts and start linking to the new post that I have recently created and the difference of the time is say 5 or more years. Will it impact my rankings?

    2. Should I delete the posts that have never ranked in the site?


  39. Hi Neil,

    Its really great Blog about how to improve our website ranking into search engine.

  40. Hi Neil,

    Thank you for the link to Google Page Speed Service.

    I’d like just to add that free WordPress plugin W3TotalCache helped me to improve the speed of my website dramatically (they say it gives about 80% increase of speed and it seems it is not far from truth).

  41. Most of these methods are known to us and we have addressed almost all of them except for the internal linking one.

    There are wordpress plugins like the smart links plugin by vladmir prevoc. Do you think such automated interlinking still gives a positive result in seo? I guess we can program it to cover a phrase instead of a keyword to reduce anchor density.

    Secondly I wanted to know if you have some articles on increasing domain authority ? We are hiring freshers and it’s very difficult to train them for the kind of things listed here. Do you have any out of the box simple processes that we can train freshers to do for our benefit?

  42. I think we need to focus a more on onpage seo when build a site, thus building a solid foundation on which to build upon and next.

  43. hey Neil thanks for your info’ s; what about boosting your site ranking through videos posted on your site? it hurts the general ranking of your site or not?

  44. Neil i want to ask you that is blogspot commenting harmful for my blog?

  45. Neil, you may not be interested in ranking keyword performance because search moved to long tail. I personally believe that it pays to keep track of this ‘lead metric’. Search traffic is a lag metric. HitTail is a very nice tool that integrates nicely to give me insights into what long tail / blog / site I could go after. Don’t you think it makes sense to still invest in a rank watch tool?

  46. Our website blasts along at a fair old rate. I often put search ranking drops on some of the changes Google implement from time to time. Well, constantly more like.

    Great points, though. The only way to keep traffic booming, and your search ranking up, is to be efficient in every area. From a marketing point of view, this may mean adapting your social media/content antics to fit in with Google’s expectations. I.e. Don’t spam anyone.

  47. Isn’t twitter ads a very expensive option?

  48. thanks for the great post, does the internal links also apply for press release?

  49. Hey Neil,

    We have used some server side queries with responsive design to further improve the user experience & reduce page load time.

    For instance, some content like featured images aren’t shown on handheld devices, navigation menus are made unobtrusive & present themselves totally different; some scripts do not load for mobile devices.

    But, the design changes could be significant considering drastic front end changes when the URL remains the same.

    How will Google treat this?

  50. Really nice Neil. It will really work on many dropped website because I am following above and got good result for my in-house business. Thank you and keep posting such a nice informative blogs.

  51. Great post, specifically internal linking advise and Link building should be focused on internal pages leaving the pages which are showing the drop, “Have you tested this?”
    Anyways I was just wondering if your website has solution to open graph image for FB, I shared your post on my FB page but og image was automatically picked (images used in the post) and it never gave the option on featured image, this happens to my blog also I have tried many plugins but in vain

    • Gaurav, it may be an issue with how you are uploading images onto your CMS. If you are using WP sometimes it can be a little tricky with certain CSS elements. Check it out.

  52. Another great post Neil. Thanks a lot.

    Regarding – Solution #4: Update your web page

    I hope you are asking to post articles etc in blog – because we can’t change the content regularly in a service page.

    Also – we can exchange likes/tweet with other webmasters so we can get likes/tweets from another ip and get ranking as well as.


  53. You can get too caught up over it though – if rankings change I usually leave it for a few days to make sure it isn’t just a Google dance.

    Good idea on building links to other pages on the site – are you saying specifically don’t build links to the one that’s dropped, or include it in the campaign but make it natural (anchors etc).

    Definately think social links help out a huge amount if you’re finding a page lagging in the serps though.

  54. Hey Neil,

    How do you handle your internal linking for stuff like the navigation? In number 1 you talk about the blog article, but what do you do for the rest of the site and pages?


  55. Hey Neil,
    I’m really curious how to go about building internal links for a great content site that has 1,000’s of pages BUT barely any internal links. You said here not to go too quickly…. what do you think, maybe go through a few old pages a day and add a few links to each page?



  56. My site ranking is also playing snake and ladder with me. But read the first point about internal linking. Does too many internal linking is harm our site???

  57. I have learned a lot about SEO and all these things from your Articles and one more amazing article.

  58. First time I have purchased a domain for a technical website. I got here lots of topics to make seo friendly website. Thanks for it.

  59. I love this post. Really informative and useful for me, a newbie in online business. I am considering some of these plugins to improve my comment system. This article helps me so much. After reading your post, I think I have ideas. Thanks for sharing this post. Hope to read more helpful information from you. Great job!

  60. Neil, I didn’t know that using rich anchor text was not good even for internal linking, and I think my blog is full of them! Updating content of old posts is a great idea, and that will also give me the opportunity to change the internal links there.

    I’ve observed that my blog’s Alexa rank correlates with my social media engagement. Triberr is great because it bring me traffic. I don’t do anything when my search engine rankings drop as I don’t get to know if that happens because I don’t track them at all! :)

    Thanks for these great and very useful tips.

    ~ Harleena Singh

  61. Hi Neil

    Thanks for sharing these extremely useful points to increase ranking, specially the solutions # 3 is surprising for me, i will definitely try these tips.

  62. Hello Neil,

    Wonderful blog. Got one query for you. When we take hosting in India, 90% there is a chance, the server is located in US and site is also for US audience. There is a difference in speed when you access site from India and from US. What is recommended time for resolving domain name/loading of page. How to check this.

    Niraj Nagar

  63. Hi Neil
    Can you define ‘rich anchor text’ please? Your example, “search has moved towards a long tail game,” seems like it has keywords — search and long tail.

    Do you mean simply to not unnaturally stuff the text with keywords?


  64. Hi Neil,

    just to further clarify that.

    So when you said “update” you meant modifying an existing (old) page? or did you mean posting an entirely new page (an updated version of a old page)?

  65. Another GREAT post, Neil.

    Question for you: Will adding a byline with my name make my picture appear again in SERP? I have had my picture in SERP on one of my sites for a long time. But after the Google update on December 19th, where they wanted to “remove” the bottom 15% trusted/active authors’ pictures, mine has been gone on that site.


  66. Adesanmi Adedotun :

    Hi Neil, Drop in search engine ranking is often a general problem both bloggers and internet marketers face in the internal world, speeding up webpages and quality linking to the pages that drop in ranking is very essential

  67. Hi Neil,

    I am a big of your works and personally you! Can say i just started blogging and quicksprout is helping me a lot. Can you recommend me some beginners guide to master in SEO and everything. By the way loved reading the 7 fixes.


  68. Great advice, Neil! Thanks for sharing! I included your post in our roundup :)

  69. Great post Neil Patel Thanks for sharing

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  73. Hi Neil,

    Your tips are awesome. We’ll surely have them in our strategy plans moving forward.

    One question about internal linking.
    Do I link to pages on the same domain only? Or can link to my other sites as well? will that be considered as internal linking (am sure, technically that is not internal … but will Google relate that in some way?)

    Thanks and Regards

  74. Thanks for this article Neil. My problem is that while the desktop layout for my website is fab, the responsive layout is just lousy. I have decided to take off the responsive option altogether and am now worried that it will affect my rankings. So my question is, is it the case that Google will specifically look at the fact that my site is not responsive and not push my site up, or is it that users historically find non responsive sites more difficult to use and therefore will not stay on a page / site for as long, which in turn affect rankings?

    • Shabnam, I think you should be fine. Just make sure that your design is simple and that you make it more responsive. Also, focusing on quality content makes a HUGE difference. Let me know if you need any help along the way :)

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  76. Fantastic post, Neil.

    Agree 100% with the internal linking advice, as this seems to have quite a powerful effect, as far as overall site performance and ranking.

    I think I made the mistake of over – linking, posts that had dropped off in the rankings(I added both internal and external links)

    Though, not sure if it just the linking structure…..

    Social is often my Achilles heel” as I had already setup a number of accounts, though, I let that side of things slip(and closed accounts) ….due to the amount of time it seems to take to keep up…

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    Suppose there is a page on my site: example.com/unblock-website which have unique and very detailed (4000+ words) content in it.

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    As far as I can understand the concept, UNBLOCK WEBSITE is a Keyword Rich Anchor Text and is a widely used search term.

    Am I continuously asking or maybe forcing Google to rank my website whenever someone searches for UNBLOCK WEBSITE? Can this trigger a penalty or algorithm of some sort?

    Thanks :)

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  85. Hey Neil-
    just thought you might want to update your article here, since Google has totally, completely and officially done away with Authorship.
    So any ideas why my rankings started to tank when I started adding more images to my pages? Seems like that could have only helped things along but I have dropped in almost every search term we used to rank well for. And I mean really dropped-often 20 spots and more. Pretty disheartening!

  86. Hi, thanks for sharing.

    I’m already doing most of what you say.

    I’m going to try Google Page Design to speed up my website.

  87. Hello, its pleasant piece of writing about media print, we all understand media is a fantastic source of facts.

  88. Very cool article. And also recording various search engines may be useful. Even if in the long run but comes Bveadh sources bring visitors. There are many sites do so for free. Example: http://foxf.net
    The job with one mouse click and without subscription and free and so a lot of sites that offer the same service for free

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  90. Neil,
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  92. Hi Neil,

    I am grate fun to you. i always read your blog and apply with my website. i am facing some problem from 1 month , i was getting 1200 visitors per day, but suddenly visitors has been drooped 70%
    i noticed that some duplicate contain present in my website, i remove all of these , i have disavowed bad link from webmasters tools. some keyword ranking dropped from organic search,
    i have talk to seo person he given some suggestion for it , change the domain name.. it is good advice i am running this website from 1.5 years how i can change domain name.. please help regarding it.. what to do for getting visitors from organic search. i don’t want to change my domain name.

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  95. Great post! Thanks for sharing. Really very useful and informative post. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  96. From 2 days i am suffering this. my posts ranking down continuously. Good post now going to edit something

  97. Hi,Neil , i always update one of my clients site and i have set up schema tag but how can i check that sites schema and if i already use schema , then , can i use data highlighter also ?? or no need highlighter if i have micro data , i mean schema tag??

  98. Thanks for this information. Very detail SEO technique to beginners.

  99. I had no idea NOT to use keyword-rich anchor text and I’ve been doing SEO for 4 years. Thanks for your insight Neil.

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  105. OK, that was a really helpful article!

  106. Hi Neil:

    Come the 21st of April, many businesses are going to be paying more attention to #6 on our list: making sure your site design is optimized for all devices.

    The signs have been there for a while, but when rankings drop is when businesses take action on advice, like the kind found in your article.


  107. Very helpful post.I didn’t how Internal linking much important for a blog to increase its ranking.I hope I would get a better ranking blog for ever.

  108. Great article – thank you for documenting this and sharing with us!! Your blog is very enlightening and can easily put any serious reader 10 steps ahead in half the time.

  109. Hi there!
    Brilliant article, thank you.
    My facebook page has dropped to 0 rank when it was at number 12.
    Why would this happen?
    Thanks in advance.

  110. hi
    what a nice article, thank you for sharing. I have a lot of work you will find a lovely support.This post is very inspiring me. I always take your advices very seriously, keep posted.

  111. Neil,
    When you say update old posts do you leave the original post date or do you update it to the current (new) date?

  112. Hi Neil
    I am new one in SEO.
    I got headache, when my site’s keyword is getting down.
    Your article is good, and very helpful in finding reasons behind this.

  113. Greetings Neil Patel

    First of all I would like to thank you for the wonderful and informative article, and all the effort putforth. Basically I was having all wrong assumption about the backlinks which was just resolved by reading this article. Basically I was having a assumptions that backlinks increases the keyword ranking in Google, so was after building lots of backlings yet noticed that it did not change.

    Some say directory submission work, yet tried and failed to increase. Well now I got a steady approach of building content for my website, which is showing some result.

    Thank you anyways

  114. Your blog is awesome to deliver the information about real SEO.

  115. Now while i dont focus on ranking.. Niyi recently My search appearances on particular RECENT articles i created have really gone down…i thought it was caused by insufficient back links… So i built more links… stil no result even going further down.. i am thinking of moving to a new domain and redirecting.. any help?

  116. i think this will help to increase some traffic of my website

  117. How to build links the proper way?

  118. One great informative post!

    I was doing some research on the question of …
    “If you add to or change a blog post content slightly will it decrease rankings..?”

    which is how i found this post, and i got a bit of that question answered.. You also mentioned the “Bounce/Retention Rate” i had a blog i started that to my surprise with about 50-100 visitors a day had a bounce rate of 2-5% overall.. Which means people really navigated and stayed on the site which was awesome… Th problem i have now is that immediately as i focus on this new blog i see “Referer Sp@+M ” that causes the bounce rate to be 70-80% ruining my stats.. : /

    Ive tried filtering them in google analytics, ive tried a plugin designed to stop it and ive also used the wordfence settings for url/blocking and it still gets through.. How do you combat it or what should someone do to stop it …??

    You or ANYONES feedback is greatly appreciated


  119. Please tell me why my searches have become less.

  120. Very nice article.
    Helpful for getting ranking back.

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