Thaparian - 4:53 pm on Oct 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
In the result sets where you lost your positions, were you replaced by competition or were you replaced by non-commercial results?
It's not like that, apart from a couple of sites, all other sites have ads.
And those couple of sites, are old domains( 10 years+). If there is a manual comparison between my site and those sites, my site would be considered a lot better, and much bigger.
I get it that my site is not #1 anymore. But it should not be below those low quality websites.
For one keyword, my site totally disappeared. Apparently, I had maximum backlinks for that keyword. My site was #3 for a very highly searched keyword. It didn't deserved to be #3. I think a fair rank would be between 10-20, not 200+.
The site in question was created in 2006. And I built another site in the same niche, in 2009, it has very poor content as compared to my main site. This newer site ranks around 120 for the same keyword. So I'm pretty sure, that there is a penalty. And I feel it has a lot to do with anchor text.