Awarn - 1:56 am on Apr 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Is there any way we can come up with a common denominator. Many of us have been hit for around a year and it has cost us dearly. If you are anything like me it constantly "maybe its this". Eventually we run out of ideas.
I had a site that linked to another site I owned. Removed all of that. Had nofollows put on any outbound links to other sites (no Improvement).
I know around that time the server went down for no apparent reason, so I tried different servers and had the current server double checked. (no Improvement)
Really checked over htaccess file. some ptential areas (verdict still out)
Disavowed links (no Improvement).
Removed mobile portion of site (Verdict out)
Reworked portions of site (no Improvement).
Improved social presence (no Improvement).
In WMT around that time had Robot Blocked pages increased significantly for no apparent reason. It has come back to zero now (no Improvement).
Seeing gradual increase in pages indexed every week
Am seeing folders that aren't intended to be indexed that are being indexed.
Links from Russian sites? Is Google hacked? Are we a test group? Much of Purplekitty's story sounds very similar. I still rank well on Bing and Yahoo but just can't get on page one on Google.