cakey - 5:08 pm on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
This is crazy, I have been drastically affected on three emd sites. The first Site with other 3000 posts all inquest all with videos from YouTube the domain was hyphenated on my keywords....I've been replaced by a new site using the same domain name without the hyphens and little content....this site has lost 60% traffic from search all keywords not just the exact match ones as of the 28th sept have plummeted. (Around 4000 daily uniques wiped out with low bounce rate). I've been plumbed from number 5 in google to according to webmaster tools 290. The top three sites now are individual YouTube videos for my niche.... So how is this better?
My second site, is not very good quality I admit it needed a lot of work, it was an emd and has now been promoted to number 2 in google for my keywords lol... Explain that?!
My third site is emd which has again lost all its search for all keywords not just the exact match... I am planning to test on this site as it was less important and set up a new domain with a 301 redirect and a few changes to the keywords... Will keep u updated