GWT is reporting upwards of 30k 404's. However, this is due to them crawling the site from a logged in session.
Then the next time Google crawls my site, they got a new session id such as:
For some strange reason....Google is also telling me that the old URL's from the old version of the site (that we took down back in August of 2011) are still 404'ing out. We 301 redirected the good links, and the rest, we just let 404 out. I don't understand why GWMT is still reporting these 6 month old dead links not being able to be found, recently.
So that took its toll.....after we resolved the issue (and complained on deaf ears over at the ZenCart forums) things have slowly been getting better.
Other than that, GWMT is looking good.
Do you think I can get away without having to linkbuild heavily, and just rely upon the links that naturally occurred over the past 8 years (even though the link profile is not that strong)?
That was my original idea.....since Google is cracking down on SEO's.....and since Google is putting more and more emphasis on on-site SEO....I just figured if I re-built the site from a common-sense perspective (using most "best practices" out there, nothing even close to "questionable"), the traffic would come naturally.
Or do I need to strap on my link building hat and get to work?
p.s. I'm done spending money on coders for at least a year. I got someone to help me install the code for the new affiliate program I'm setting up with one of the bigger affiliate companies out there, and that's that. God help the site.