Saffron - 7:25 am on Jul 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
My site has dropped a further 12% overnight. I've tried everything I can, I don't know what more I can do.
I was looking at the competition that Google loves at the moment. Checked them out in Alexa, you should see the jump in global rank from 90,000 last year to around 15,000 currently.
My other competitors (I've said before, that there were about 5-10 of us) have all been wiped out. I'd say out of all of us, I'm probably doing the best. Google have taken 3-5 sites (one of whom is wikihow), and put them top of ranking for almost any search you do.
I'm not saying the guys at no. 1 are a bad site, it's actually pretty good. But no. 1 for almost every search? Last year it was an even playing field. We'd all rank fairly well, sometimes me, sometimes another site. But this year it's just site a, b, c, d & e in the top five. Often site a & b repeated a couple of times over. Google obviously aren't penalising them for their content which is below the fold either. What's with that? Does the rule only apply to certain sites?