Msg#: 3812366 posted 6:47 pm on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)
Hello all, this is my first post on the site and it comes out of utter frustration.
I have been working on a website for several months now in a niche market and was doing pretty well. I was steadily getting closer and closer to page#1. So finally, I am practically there and WHAM I am 50 spots back.
I put a new page of fresh content on the site every few weeks, I have a blog on the site that is updated several times per week, I submit articles to directories on occassion, and I don't do a lot of link swaps.
The frustrating part is the sites I am competing against do the opposite (full or recip links, update infrequently, etc) and they seem to not move a wink.
Any ideas on how I can build a stable search engine presence or why this is happening?