I own a web site, a tech blog. To give a little perspective:
Last year it was receiving around 10,000 uniques a day from google
Then traffic gradually declined to around 4000 uniques within 8 months.
Then I received google manual spam ban email in december, 2013.
It appeared that the ban was due to three back links, I disavow them and google lifted the ban, this was in february of this year. And my site returned its 4000 uniques a day status.
Since february, my site is getting a lot of media attention. Big names are using my stories (wired, engadget etc) published on my site. And providing back links. This is all natural. My site was even on Yahoo news.
However, no ranking improvement. Its like these back links are not there. Nothing changed. No improvements as far as Google SEO. Still getting my 4000 uniques nothing more, same keywords.
What do you think is the problem?