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Have you installed any traffic measurement code, such as Google Analytics?
Established blogs get picked up within minutes. I blogged about a newsworthy event within 30 minutes of hearing it on TV and the post was indexed and searchable within three minutes. As more trustworthy news outlets reported the event, I got pushed to the back.
I am surprised really!
I had recently made a blog-2 months old;), no PR
Good backlinks, cool design, original content, image alts and so on.
I also had won a keyword in the search engines. My blog appeared in the second page of google search when I type that keyword in the search engine. But today when I search the same keyword, I am not seeing my blog upto page 20? What has happened with my blog?
Is this the case that my blog will be appearing in the first page soon or what? Please I wanna knoe the answer badly!
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 8:51 am (utc) on Dec. 31, 2008]
Week old page ranks no 1 - then disappeared from Google index completely
In the case of your ranking, was the ranking for a specific new article... or was it for the subject of the blog in general? How long were you on the second page before you dropped down?
If the ranking was for a specific article on your home page, it's also possible that as new content appeared on the blog, you changed the emphasis of your home page and thus changed the ranking.
[edited by: tedster at 3:32 am (utc) on Jan. 13, 2009]
[edit reason] switch to example.com for the example link [/edit]
You will probably not see any PR cahnge on the toolbar until the next time Google exports toolbar data - several months from now most likely. However if you are attracting good backlinks, then your PR is growing behind the scenes at Google.
Now you should give the PR focus a rest and focus on things that matter more - like developing and marketing the blog.
In the Hot Topics area [webmasterworld.com], which is always pinned to the top of this forum's index page, there's a section called -- SOME GUIDELINES -- that holds several reference threads about the meta tags and other valuable information. It makes for some very useful study.