| 10:27 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|It's just interesting that the top 5 sites I exchanged links with are now on top and my site is lost in the storm. |
Many people are finding that when they search in google for their company name (or name of their website), the first search results are sites that link to them - with their site being far below the sites that link to them.
Have seen comments on this board about a similar effect when doing a query using a keyword/phrase. Have seen some of that myself. Do a search and you get a list of pages that are linking to pages that have the information you're looking for.
|Dabu The Dragon|
| 2:39 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thank you bether2 for your response. This sort of thing can shake a persons confidence.
| 3:13 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
can you give more info about your site? was it a directory, was it a big site, how many inbound links, what sort of links were they?
I have seen most of my strong sites go trough what you just described. Mine were mostly directories with unique content, hand written
| 3:23 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
There is an SEO forum within the SEOGUY.com site and reading through their posts it looks like the experiences are shared. I doubt very much that there was anything underhand....just put it down to a bad G day.
|Dabu The Dragon|
| 3:38 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thank you for your replies. Collieman, I don't believe anything underhanded happened. It's just a hard pill to swallow.
And Mayday9, the site in question has over 400 pages of unique handwritten content. It's a financial self help site, that features 2 free financial affiliate services. Whitehat all the way. I'd be totally horrified to do anything tricky.
The site has always done well. I even get email from visitors saying how much the info has been helpful.
The site now shows 45 inbound google links coming from relevant sites. All reciprocal.
I have been a good boy. I hope my good behavior gets rewarded. And even if it doesn't, it's been a great ride.