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    Question Ranking drop recently. Organic Updates?

    Hi Everyone,

    I'll admit I've been out of the SEO loop for several months, other business areas have kept me away.

    Coming back, I've noticed a drop in organic ranking for most of our local landing pages (each geared toward a specific service area).

    Has there been a recent update that could be affecting the ranking?

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    Lightbulb Re: Ranking drop recently. Organic Updates?

    Thanks Heckler! I was here for the Pigeon update It actually helped our Google Local ranking dramatically.

    I'm noticing a drop in organic ranking as opposed to our G Local listing. From my understanding Pigeon is focused on Local listing ranks.

    Is there anything new affecting organic ranks? Or do I have something unique going on here?

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    Re: Ranking drop recently. Organic Updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by RossP View Post
    Is there anything new affecting organic ranks? Or do I have something unique going on here?
    Just the usual tweaking that Google does after a roll-out.

    You may have lost a lot of head terms, but my bet is that you've seen an increase in long-tail KWs, otherwise your local listing probably would have tanked as well.

    From what I understand, this last update appears to be Google breaking down the previous separation of local & search.

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    Re: Ranking drop recently. Organic Updates?

    Ross, they're was a Penguin update on October 17 http://moz.com/google-algorithm-change. Does that correspond with your ranking and/or traffic drop?
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    Re: Ranking drop recently. Organic Updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Colan Nielsen View Post
    Ross, they're was a Penguin update on October 17 http://moz.com/google-algorithm-change. Does that correspond with your ranking and/or traffic drop?
    Thanks Colan, I'm going to look into this in the morning and report back. Thanks for heads up!

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    Re: Ranking drop recently. Organic Updates?

    Here's a nifty little tool that helps figure it out - Panguin Tool | Technology by Barracuda Digital

    I think it was Darren that first posted about this tool.
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    Re: Ranking drop recently. Organic Updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Colan Nielsen View Post
    Here's a nifty little tool that helps figure it out - Panguin Tool | Technology by Barracuda Digital

    I think it was Darren that first posted about this tool.

    Attachment 2049

    Awesome tool.

    From what I can see our page views have only grown while I was away. I think heckler was right, we've just lost rank for some head terms.

    Unfortunately, those local landing pages that have lost rank have high conversion and are important. Going to have to figure out what happened to these... always something!

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    Re: Ranking drop recently. Organic Updates?

    Are competitors doing ongoing Local SEO in your space monthly? If so, they may have just jumped you if you've been inactive on the site.
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    Re: Ranking drop recently. Organic Updates?

    There isn't much local SEO efforts in our space. All our competitors have kept the same positions. Seems something caused a drop for our homepage and local landing pages (for "city name plumber"). We ranked #1-2 for 5 surrounding towns and now most have dropped to the second page. No changes to the website while I've been away for past few months. Going to look into it next week.

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