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All questions with the tag “Ranking Drop”:

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1. Is over optimization bad for a website? 2,886
2. Will Google remove a page that I don't like from its search results? 1,660
3. Is data about the sites that users block being used in ranking? 1,546
4. Does Google see automatically generated content as a bad thing (i.e. spam)? 1,355
5. Does anchor text carry through all 301 redirects? 1,302
6. If it appears that your site has been penalized in SERP position, but you have done nothing wrong and cannot diagnose what the problem is, how do you proceed? 1,154
7. Tips on requesting reconsideration 1,144
8. Is it a good thing to put 'nofollow' in links to a disclaimer, privacy statement and other pages like that with the internal PageRank in mind? 1,141
9. If you have a lot of blog content for a new section of a site (100+ pages), is it best to release it over a period of time, or is it fine to just unleash 100 pages? 1,118
10. Now that Google can crawl JavaScript links, what is going to happen with all those paid links that were behind JavaScript code? 1,103
11. How not to hide text 1,050
12. Last year, one of my client's web servers when down for over a day. Would this have affected the site's PageRank at all? 1,026
13. Websites lose backlinks due to other websites going out of business or closing (Geocities, AOL member pages). Does Google remove the back link juice that once came from these pages? 1,025
14. A question to non-intended duplicate content: If an online shop can be reached through several TLDs (like .de, .at, .ch) and the only difference is the currency (and necessarily the checkout process) does Google consider this duplicate content? 1,013
15. Will I be penalized for having every file in my XML sitemap listed with the same priority? 1,010
16. Are you ever going to do 'weather reports' like Yahoo! does algorithm updates? 981
17. Site hacks have been on the rise, especially in CMS platforms like Joomla and WordPress. If our site was hacked and damage was done by the hackers (doorway pages inserted and spammed) but removed within days do we have to worry about a penalty? 956
18. Does Googlebot use inference when spidering – having crawled and /page2.htm, can it guess at the existence of a /page3.htm and crawl it? 925
19. We got rid of a profitable pop-under ad (since we thought the concept was user unfriendly), but then pages-per-visit and time-on-page dropped – along with our rankings. Does Google reward or penalize for a pop-under, directly or indirectly? 920
20. What's your take on "addon domains"? 913
21. Many are talking about losses of traffic with long tail searches. I was wondering if you could give us an update on what is happening with Google right now? 241

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