---- Google Webmaster Tools Displaying Incorrect Keyword Positions?
robzilla - 11:26 pm on Oct 19, 2008 (gmt 0)
Not sure how to verify that, tedster, but it's an interesting thought. Indeed, I wasn't wholly surprised as the site, compared to its competitors, all things considered, should, at the very least, rank within the top 20, but never has.
possibly for reciprocal linking or too many affiliate product links
Funny you should mention that, ChicagoFan67. About a month ago I made some changes to the site, a fairly old one, the most significant of which was to undo all link exchanges. Most of these were on the homepage, but some were site-wide. I wanted to get rid of these because it's been a long time since I've participated in link exchanges, have since stepped away from them mostly, and I wanted to clean up the site a bit to prepare for a big overhaul next year.
The site has been optimized, but not to extremes; just basic on-page SEO with which I doubt I've tripped over some filters.
Obviously, from Google's perspective, this was a big change in the site's linking graph (for lack of a better term), but I haven't really seen any big changes in terms of search traffic.
GWT reported it at #1 or #2 But it was atleast a good 2 weeks before it finally showed up in the serps.
Perhaps it's indicative of future rankings after all ;-) Thanks for sharing that. May I ask what kind of changes you made to that particular page?