Hi, I had a website which ranked in the page 2 and page 3 of google search engine for two popular keywords. I averaged around 15th position for the first keyword and the second keyword ranked me around 25th. Yesterday when I checked my ranking for the first keyword(15th position) my site was around 150 and for the second keyword (25th position) it's around 250. For an unpopular keyword for which I ranked 3-5th I was send to the 3 rd page.
My site received around 1000+ unique visitors from google which is now all gone.
I had a link farm sort of thing going on my site since 6 months now. I used a code on the page which had links to many sites and those many sites linked back to me with that same page. This got me banned in yahoo and I did not really care because yahoo rarely sent me visitors.
Now I have removed the link to this page and deleted this page. This page never did anything to my google rankings since 6 months.
I also copied < some content > and pasted it in my site the day before yesterday. I am removing that as we speak.
Recently, I also did some three way link exchanges. I had a site B which linked to my original site. And the site B linked to other sites which again linked back to my ranking dropped site.
I also posted a link exchange request thread in some other forum but i did not mention my site there. It was however present in the signature link.
My pagerank, number of backlinks, site:query results all remains the same.
What did I do wrong? Why did google send me down in search results. What should I do now? Is there a way to contact google about this.
Please help me and let me know if I should provide any more details.
[edited by: tedster at 4:13 pm (utc) on May 23, 2008]