affiliation - 5:26 pm on May 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
I dropped from #7 to page 3, here is what I have done so far in order to aid recovery. This is a site that I can take a chance with as it is not my bread and butter.
1. Over the past few weeks I have been de-optimising external links from KEYWORD to SITENAME com, Click Here, etc. I am lucky that I can get access to most. (Keyword density in my links are now below 50%)
This rose the site 5 places. after a week of doing this.
2. I made the harsh decision to de-optimise the home page, completely rewrote with better content, removed keywords from alt and title tags. The harshest decission I made was to rewrite the title and make it softer.
I had a bad experience of title rewritting in another site before, but I thought it was worth the try.
I checked today the keywords I normally have, dropped from page 3 to page 14. I guess this has not worked.
I apprecaite this is very early to see any changes, so I will play the wait and see game. I have sites that have not been hit, but what I cannot understand is the sites that were not hit is the sort of sites Google says Penguin would affect. Does this mean I should begin to build sites as I was building them pre 2008, bad content and not easy to read?