Thaparian - 12:32 pm on Oct 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
My site ranked well for many years...never really got affected by any algorithm. And I thought whatever I was doing was just right, cos Google loved my site.
Then Penguin came along, cut my traffic to half, and suddenly I start to question my approach towards my website. Now I think I should've had totally different site structure. I thought of making big changes (which I thought were good changes) to my site, but I didn't because I was ranking really well.
My question is:
How do you know what's the right approach? The approach that gets you results or the approach that you think is right, but may not get you any results.
I didn't build too many links, I only got directory submissions, and a little blog commenting, done back in 2007, which was pretty much a normal practice. At that time, after the submissions, my rankings improved a lot. Now, those links might be hurting me.
Google rewarded me for those links for three years, and now Google is probably punishing me for those links. :/