learnseo81 - 9:45 am on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Recently, I noticed that NEW pages from my site are not ranking well and just appearing at page 3 and lower for main terms and dropping more. Here is what I'm seeing :
My page is exampledotcom/bluewidgets.html
Now the main term is "blue widgets" and I'm not ranking for that but I'm ranking in Page #1 at 7 for term "blue widgets online" and other long tail terms but not for the exact term.
When I do a new post, It gets crawled in like 10 seconds and shows up in google but despite good onsite seo and original content, I rank at page 3 or lower. Eariler, ALL my new posts used to rank at Page 1 and stay there.
Now the confusing thing is :
My new posts are not raking well while all older posts are intact and none of them have lost any rankings. They are still there where they were before.
Now I thought why my new posts are not ranking. What's going on so I signed up for google webmastesr and once I verified the site, I see an message from google "unnatural links detected" which I received on March 16, 2012 and It has been almost 3 months now.
Say I've 40 pages on the website, then rankings of 35 pages seem are intact to me but 5 new pages which I published in May and June are not ranking despite all efforts. It seems like there is some sort of cap or filter in place for those pages but then again, those pages rank well for longtails on page #1
I'm very confused as what is happening. I received the Unnatural links messages 3 months ago and I did nothing as I've discovered that message today.
What you guys think about why my new pages are not ranking now?
Should I do a re-consideration request? Is it possible that there is some sort of automated filter applied on me?
Though I'm aware of the un-natural links google is talking about. They are most likely BMR links.