tyler756 - 6:03 pm on May 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
Thank you Tedster. Yes I have to the best of my ability. One of the keywords we lost our number 1 spot (after ranking number 1 for 2 consecutive months) - the new number 1 has the keyword as its url, but that's it, their site is not that well optimized and them as well as the sites below it (until you get to mine - ranked number 5) do not have nearly the amount of back-links and other SEO work as I do.
The other keyword that I dropped down to position 6 for is a more competitive keyword, but again we put a lot of work to get to that number 1 spot and now its seems as if that work does not count anymore. Our back-links dropped from over 7000 to 1500 (according to Yahoo site search). The other websites do load faster than ours, maybe that is my main problem? and most of the sites are older than mine.
The 3rd keyword is the most competitive keyword and we were ranking before major chain companies before MAYDAY, I am not sure why we dropped from 3 to the middle of the third page but that has hurt traffic a decent amount.