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[edited by: goodroi at 1:00 pm (utc) on Aug 4, 2013]
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"On April 11th 2011 examplewidget.com suddenly lost about 60% of our traffic from Google overnight. 2 weeks later out homepage at examplemain.com (open since 1997) was also hit, losing about 80% of it's traffic from Google."
"I've gone through large & elaborate maneuvers as well as mind numbing minutia trying to recover. I've managed to create some spikes but whatever I gain just slips back away."
I'm outranked mostly by pirate copies of my own original work.
I've gone through large & elaborate maneuvers as well as mind numbing minutia trying to recover. I've managed to create some spikes but whatever I gain just slips back away.
About the opening post, you mention being an artist, are you re-publishing widgets with different skins?
Since you aren't allowed to post a link to your site in this forum, you have to tell WHY exactly do you think Panda slapped your site?
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 11:45 pm (utc) on Aug 4, 2013]
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I have never bought, sold or traded a link. I have never used an seo company. I built all of my sites myself as I have been doing since 1997. I am a professional web developer with hundreds of sites under my belt many of which have attained massive traffic.
You will have to elaborate as to what you did in your attempt to fix the problems.
Otherwise, we will just be throwing darts in the dark.
When I see numbers like 14,000+, I immediately ask, "How many of these links are run-of-site links?"
This is another issue that makes me want to smack somebody. If google is having trouble telling good links from bad links & google insists on using these links as a ranking factor then this sounds like a "personal problem". I can't do google's work of sorting good links from bad links. It's too difficult, too time consuming & most of all risky since we are all just guessing at what google wants to see. I do agree however that the links could be part of the issue. I've looked through them for any obvious or bulk spam but beyond that I'm not sure what to do.
the idea that having put such an accreditation in the footers of sites I built for example could somehow hurt my search traffic. To me that notion is preposterous & nonsensical.
I create both custom, hand made widgets as works for hire or license & digital widgets that people can license n the form of software. I've been doing this since about 1995. My widgets are entirely unique, not based on any previous work & only legally available on my own sites or those of my 2 distributors (the largest such distributers on earth). My work is quite well known & I've been blessed with great opportunities via a strong presence online.
only legally available on my own sites or those of my 2 distributors