joined:Dec 30, 2008
I created a website around 7-8 months ago, but didn't have time to work on it for a very long time - didn't even check how the website performs.
As I didn't spend any time working on it so it wasn't getting any traffic from Google and other SEs.
A few months ago I continued working on it as I got some time, built a small number of links, and it slowly started getting more attention from Google, mainly the pages that had external links to them. I was very impressed, and wanted to continue working on it, but still couldn't find enough time to post new content on a regular basis.
At some moment this little traffic from Google had gone and still hasn't recovered after around one month.
I'm determined to continue working - create new content and build links, but would like to understand whether it's some sort of a ban or filter and I would be very grateful if you can help me with identifying this problem using some info below:
1. I released one useful tool, and it attracted quite a few links, was ranking on number one in G for it's name, but now placed on number 105.
2. The site is hosted in the US and has com domain, but attributed to Australia (comes up in serps when you search on google.com.au and choose to display pages only from Australia). I live in Australia, and I guess, Google uses my private info to decide country of my website. The question is whether this can lead to bad ranking when option "Search only in AU" not selected?
3. A few weeks prior to the drop I made a stupid move and changed title text in 10 links from home page from "Red Widget" to "Red Widget - create your own galleries with a single click". So effectively I placed some additional keywords into link text on 10 links, I think it might have contributed as well.