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Ranking Lost after New Site, Cleaner HTML, New Content

     
7:14 pm on Jul 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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We relaunched our new website. The major change is that we used many DIV tags so we can have less Tables. There is no hidden content anywhere.

We were ranked well; within the TOP 5 for keywords targeted. However, our with our new site we dropped to the 2nd page and some cases 3rd page. In some cases, the our pages have a blank PR.

Anyone ever experience the same?
2:00 pm on July 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If changing a page from SEARCHENGINEOPTIMIZATION.html to SEO.html and updating the content with new,
more detailed unique info is perceived as a 'faux pas'; then the Google guidelines of 'build for the user'- whats it good for?

Is this just a random example or are you an SEO?
2:21 pm on July 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yes ~ it is a random example. We've been doing SEO for quite while and we migrated sites that exact same way without issue.
2:27 pm on July 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The major change is that we used many DIV tags so we can have less Tables. There is no hidden content anywhere.


This topic is NOT about losing rankings after a design change. This is about losing rankings after doing a major overhaul of the site architecture, naming conventions, content shuffling, etc.

Please, don't fall for all this recent crap about "my rankings have dropped after a design change".

We've been doing SEO for quite while.


Really? And you're blaming your drop in rankings on a design change? Nah, something isn't right.
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