I have a company that owns many domains particular and specific to the products being sold and many online stores specific to their products. These sites used to be listed prominently in Google for their keywords; now there are only giant corporations.
For example, I have a site that sells shirts. These shirt makers often make dresses too, so I have a site that sells sundresses.
I have thrown years of work and thousands of dollars into getting right with Google. Nothing has helped.
I recently saw an article that stated that my business model has been targeted specifically for exclusion from organic search. One company with multiple stores that share hosting, contact and whois information getting severely penalized.
If anyone knows about this, would you please confirm? It would explain much.
I can't just sit back and watch my livelihood die for no good reason and have set up an experiment. I have a false identity for a new site wherein a fake name and real address provided to my domain registrar (new whois), a new dedicated IP for a new site with a new hosting company, and any company data will go behind an SSL certificate. If this gets traction in Google organic, I will let everyone know (but not specifics). I am appalled.
[edited by: goodroi at 11:44 am (utc) on Mar 26, 2014]
[edit reason] Let's avoid editorializing and focus on the SEO [/edit]