Google ranking dropped - has anybody been there?

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Real Estate Agent with Soleil Real Estate

I have been tracking my Google ranking and in a specific set of keywords I was #3 weeks ago.  Today I was #11!  I suspect that a site that has been aroun much longer then I has started using the same keyword and has thus bumped me.  I am sure that I am not the only one whop has had this happed.  

Several of the ones above were all the same company using different sites.

Does anybody have any thoughts?

My keywords  That I was using in this instance were Spokane Home Buyers Rebates

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Rainmaker
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Linda Lipscomb
Linda Lipscomb RE/MAX Lexington Henderson County TN - Lexington, TN
731-695-1118, Lexington TN Homes

Mel,

Good luck finding out the reason.

I am googling now to see where I stand today.

Thanks.

Linda

Apr 08, 2008 02:40 PM #1
Rainer
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Stacey Brown
ILM Realty - Colchester, CT
REALTOR

This happens. New sites come on the web everyday and change the way it is positioned. I would suggest refining your keywords. Check out what the other pages ranked above you are doing.

Apr 08, 2008 02:40 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Ryan Bretzel
Keller Williams Premier - Stillwater, MN
I'm not sure on the specifics, but I noticed overtime rankings can change, even with my blog and using the words "Falcon Heights MN Homes For Sale"  Just keep tweaking the websites and blogs.
Apr 08, 2008 02:41 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
I think if you can stay on page one no matter where that is a good thing - Mine moves around all the time - just keep writing good stuff. FYI - I grew up in Spokane :)
Apr 08, 2008 02:45 PM #4
Rainer
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Wendy Montoya, REALTOR® Broker Associate, 254-315-4906
Towne Adams REALTORS - Waco, TX
exhausting, isn't it? I still have yet to figure it all out and suspect I never will. I have had good rankings to poor rankings. Now I am somewhere in the so so rankings. I try changing things around and I seem to make it worse. LOL  But hey, at least I rank! Wish I had the answers.
Apr 08, 2008 02:45 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Ray Nellum
Envision Real Estate Group, LLC. - Fort Smith, AR
Fort Smith Real Estate
Mel, I haven't figured it out, and still working on it almost daily.  When you find the secret, please let me know, lol..
Apr 08, 2008 02:47 PM #6
Rainer
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David Forer
Debt Solutions of WI, LLC - Brookfield, WI
A couple of SEO groups I belong to talked about Google algorithm change early this week or late last week. Google dropped a bunch of sites and also changed how they were ranking others. It will change again a hundred times. I wouldn't worry about it just keep trying to get one way inbound links.
Apr 08, 2008 02:48 PM #7
Rainer
70,667
Joyce Heffner-Williams
Keller Williams Clients' Choice Realty - Monument, CO
Owner/Broker/EcoBroker - Monument Real Estate
Google rank is always fluctuating.  Just shoot to keep it in the top two pages.
There are professionals who will keep it on the first page.  Otherwise, don't be to concerned and stay focused on being a Realtor, not a Search Engine Optimizer. 
Make it a great day!
Apr 08, 2008 03:02 PM #8
Rainer
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Tom Davis
Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today ! - Dover, DE
FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor

David gives the best advice.  I've been doing my own SEO work for years.  It takes hours of work to promote just 1 link.  Keep track but don't get too hooked on results at first....I was all the way on page 35 at first 2 years back.  Through proper techniques  I continue to move up.

Realtor in DE - Tom Davis

Apr 08, 2008 04:04 PM #9
Rainer
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-- Casey Brischle
Columbia Bank - Spokane, WA
Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional
It seems like a never-ending cycle...actually it is!  I am going to invest in a website in the next few months.  In the mean time i am heading over to check yours out right now. 
Apr 21, 2008 11:45 AM #10
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