| 5:57 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Google doesn't count the value of links that quickly unless it is a major news story.
It was something you did... I would say about two months ago.
| 9:40 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)|
it could also be a hijacker or someone who copied your content. Search for major lines of text in google, in quotes.
| 3:02 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I have found a site that has copied the first paragraph from my home page and it was cached by Google on the 26th March, we dropped 620 places a few days later.........would this be a likely cause?
How do I let Google know about this and what steps should I now take?
Many thanks for all you help!
| 3:16 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Try contacting the site owner first. This happened to me about a year ago with two sites. I was actually able to get the owner of one site to remove the copy. I reported the other site to Adsense support because they were also displaying adsense illegally. That took care of the other site. Everything was back to normal within 2 months.
| 3:29 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Many thanks for the advice, I hope that it does the trick as in 2 months time this will have cost me around $16k in lost earning from this site.
| 6:22 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Try to change this paragraph, hunting the site owners or waiting for google to do the work for you can take some time. When it happens to me I just sit for 15 minutes and write a better paragraph. I know it might sound like folding but when you need to support 30 families...there is no time for principles games.