thebigsicilion - 1:42 am on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
My url is an exact match for a long tail kw. Its not a major kw though. We had number 1 position for it for many years. Now we are at position 5 so that to me shows some type of penalty.
My anchor text does look a bit intense trending toward my exact match terms that we were aiming for. It is common to see this in my vertical but after looking it over I feel it could possibly be an issue. Having said that, we are starting to break up the profile with domain links, "click here" and "for more info" as well as lots of non kw phrases.
Link building comes from lots of areas. Guest posts, Blog posts some homepage links and the standard stuff everyone does as well. We don't do reciprocal linking and the index page doesn't link out to other sites outside of some of the no follow social sites.
Internal linking is pretty much exact match to the respective title of the sub page in question.
Technical issues have been checked over by several unrelated professionals. I used 3 different parties to tally up opinions and thoughts. The general consensus is that things are clean and we should sit for a week or so to see what happens. No site is ever perfect but there isn't any more glaring mistakes.
How can I check for spammy link blasts from competitors? I ran a Majestic and Seomoz report but I didn't see anything there. Whats the best way to find this info out? I also don't see much unrelated anchor text popping up. It could also be that these applications haven't updated yet either. We do have some unscrupulous people in my space.