First of all, I apologize for putting the domain names here, I am NOT looking for traffic to these sites. Please only visit these sites to analyze this problem:
both of these sites refinanceDOTnet and refinanceDOTorg were penalized in the MSN search results for "refinance".
- Both have different owners - Both have different content - There are minimal shared links and no interlinking - There are minimal backlinks from blogs - There are no current DMCA claims against either site
I genuinely do not have an idea why these sites were penalized. The previously were in the top 5 on MSN for refinance (one for over a year, one for about a month).
Can anyone offer any onpage reasons why the sites were penalized? (I think this is the most likely problem).
If you think it is an offpage problem, what do you think that is?