berrysharpie - 12:14 am on Oct 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
How quickly an encouraged feeling can turn back to discouraged...
The rest of our site is doing "OK", not as well as it used to but it's hanging on. Our index page does not rank like it used to by any means. We assumed the drop in overall rankings was because of so many pages changing in the other area of the site that the main area lost some overall "oomph". So they are ok but not what they used to be. I guess if they were doing just as well as before the change while only the shop was suffering then we would feel that it was 100% because we had an affiliate store. But that's not quite the case. There has been a slump everywhere, just some areas more extreme than others.
I keep a close eye on the other affiliate sites and they are going strong. I guess it could be that we triggered it by issuing 404's. That only leads us back to we are dead in the water and we will never recover.
Argh... Not sure what to do now.