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I noticed that in the last Google update we suddenly dropped dramatically for most of our main phrases. I have a feeling it is due to the site now being diluted due to the number of forum pages.
Has anybody else experienced a similar situation? Does this theory make sense or should I look for other reasons for the sudden drop?
I have a forum, and though it's part and parcel of the navigation on my site (there's a link to it on every page), it's hosted on a different server, and has a different domain name.
My site stil sank like a rock.
I do not think that is your issue. I also have a forum within my site. It is very much part of the main navigation, and the forum content far out weighs the remainder of the site.
Although I am seeing a "little" drop for internal results, the site in general is performing very well.
If you would like to sticky me your site url, I would be happy to look at it.
Caveman, I do have a few new pages that I forgot to put in the site-map and they are only reachable from ONE other page in the site. Will try to clean up a bit. But why could something like that cause this drop....?
Webman, interesting u say that. This site was a PR6 but as soon as the forum started to grow it dropped to a 5. I always thought it was due to the fairly useless links to the home page from every single forum page. But ranking remained on top!
Was told in a sticky that having links to Amazon can greatly hurt a site. I have had the links for 4 years, they are NOT iframes, just normal layers like the rest of the site. What are your opinions on Amazon links?