fathom - 8:44 pm on May 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
And in this one you're saying a site that didn't do any link development probably lost their inorganic (developed) links and that's why they don't rank now. Uh, not sure I follow that one either.
No... if you have no links or few links the day you launched your website you don't rank very well. It isn't because you are devalued it's because you haven't built that value yet.
Can you explain how you think a site that didn't build links lost it's rankings due to inorganic (developed) links being discounted, because I'm not sure I follow your reasoning.
Once PENGUIN devalues inorganic (unnatural links) those links are dead you cannot resurrect them or you cannot recover them. That also suggests you cannot resurrect or recover the ranks and traffic spawn from such links.
All you can do is start getting new ones (like you did years ago).
Maybe I don't understand what you're calling inorganic links, because the post about the site clearly states they didn't build any links to it, so what are you referring to as inorganic links in a situation where links were not being built prior to or after Penguin?
Ralph_Slate's post (if that's the domain you suggest clearly states they didn't build any links to it) doesn't belong in this thread... he does not have a PENGUIN problem... even Google reps stated that.
What you have is a website about one thing that ranks unbelievably well but those aren't the results that concerns him... what concerns him are queries he has nothing but a title element, a header and a one liner that use to rank and now don't and that occurred on April 24... so no amount of research will convince Ralph_Slate he does not have a PENGUIN problem... he has a "thin content" problem. Not thin content for his complete site just the queries he lost results for.
Seriously, if all you got on a page is but a title element, a header and a one liner of page content (and then numerical stats) why would you believe you deserve ranks for that?
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