SerpsGuy - 5:44 am on Mar 9, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:13 am (utc) on Mar 9, 2013]
My fiance asked why I have been so stressed, and I showed her the search results, She runs a website as well, but its an ebook she <sells on a very large digital vending site>. Anyhow, she said she thinks it must be a temporary shift in the search results due to the sheer amount of low quality stuff ranking where I used to.
That gave me a little hope, but she knows nothing of the competitive landscape in google or about optimizing anything for search. What you said makes sense, about the whole website being looked at as a whole - however then why the remaining ranking pages. It just seems so random, and sloppy. If it was an over-optimization based on internal links, that is cleared up. I will post back if anything changes ofcourse, and I want to thank you so much for offering your feedback. It raised my hopes a little, I just hope google doesn't dash them away again.
On that same thought, have you ever seen google implement a change that negatively affected search results for a period of time, and then reversed those changes? The thing that really gets me is this hasnt been announced anywhere, and asking on the google ranking section gets me flamed and people call me a spammer and google knows everything basically and if I am in the spam then I deserve to be. Such a negative environment over there.
[edit reason] removed specifics, per Charter [/edit]
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:13 am (utc) on Mar 9, 2013]