SerpsGuy - 12:00 am on Jun 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
This really hurts me, I built this website from scratch myself. I chose the domain, I coded the site in css3 html5 and ajax, I researched and wrote all content myself. Just implemented a forum that my visitors were registering for and chatting on. I took a lot of pride in what I built. I even bought every product I reviewed so I could give honest opinions, real pictures and good advice. Thing is, no matter how much you try, it means nothing without exposure. Google took that away, and in my place are reviews with no real feedback just sales pitches and call to action buttons all over the place. Stock photos, and no forum. Just fake liars- and me, the guy who took the time to provide something better- was stomped.
I didnt do link building other than post a signature in 5 major forums in my niche. Thats all. It hurts, my wallet and my sense of achievement.