Msg#: 32242 posted 2:52 am on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)
My eyes are falling out of my head from analyizing what's gone ahead of us and where we are to no end. From what I can see the only difference is the whole www and no wwww deal - our site seems split in two, but both home pages have equal page rank.
I've yet to read about anyone moving up in the SERPS again unless it was during a flux/roll back time period.
I'm seriously starting to think I don't have a clue here.
Msg#: 32242 posted 11:46 am on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)
We moved back up to either #5 or #3 for our main keyword (very competitive 2.4 billion results) - back from being at the near bottom of the 2nd page. Traffic has also increased by about 50%, but still a little down compared to where we were pre-Jagger. I see our pages back in many of the keywords we lost, though there are still quite a few where our rankings can be improved.
What we did thus far --
a. trimmed our links/resources pages and focused tightly on sectors related to our niche (we dropped 5 sections that are only marginally related to us) b. add more original content (duh!) c. run several press releases to get more one-way inbound links (expensive but works well)
Some folks here told me that we have the www and non-www problem. We did not do anything about that. Still, traffic is slowly coming back from the grave. Now, if only my Adsense CPM goes back up from the trenches where it went, I'd be a happy camper.
Msg#: 32242 posted 3:03 pm on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)
Pre-Jagger: #1 for several KW in my sector. Oct-16-2005: No-where to be found. Appeared to be removed from the index. Jagger1: Back in the index at #255 Jagger2: Up to 92 Jagger3: Back to #1, but not for all KW as Pre-Jagger, but still fairly decent (1st page).
What did I do? Skimmed down OB links, eliminating ones that don't really pertain to my sector, or appeared to be "Spammy". By "Spammy", I mean sites that have prominant AdWords for the topic at the top of the page, and little original content. I'm much more picky on which links I accept.