I want to thank you for your loving community, been browsing
around for quit a bit but did not find what i´m looking for.
I´m trying to figure out if our site has been penalised.
Our rank over the last 8-9 months has decreased drastically,
we normally don´t focus much on off page SEO. We get
5-100´s of links for each post we publish and we used to
rank quit high for many competitive keywords in our niche.
But since about February our rankings started to drop. Our
site is clean, very fast and high quality content is published.
But still we see this decrease. We have [U]not[/U] gotten
any message in Google Webmaster Tools.
For example for a keyword we went from having the
top 3 spots on google to 4-5th page. What
we do have is 4-6 ads above the fold, so i´m wondering
if that might trigger the lower rank.
If it does, is it done manually or automatically?
If manually how should I proceed?