So I've run into a problem which I've been trying to solve for months, getting nowhere on. Hoping someone here will have some insight.
I'm in a heavily contested industry with hundreds of keywords and dozens of sites all vying for the top spot in those keywords, a few months ago, something bizarre happened: Google basically handed total control over all keywords in our topic to a single site.
Search any of the keywords, level long tail, in our industry and this one site, let's call them greatwidgets.tld has 5 search listing on the first page for every keyword.
5! And not just on one keyword, but hundreds of keywords. It's been going on for months now.
Outwardly there's nothing all that different from this site and the dozens of others vying for those keywords. They aren't a big brand site either, just a run of the mill site.
With every google update they seem to only increase their domination too. It's been going on for months. I've even seen some keywords where they have six and seven spots.
Anyone here have any clue as to why Google would just hand over ALL the page one results on a certain topic to one site?
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:33 am (utc) on Oct 10, 2013]
[edit reason] further exemplified example domain [/edit]