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[webmasterworld.com] by goodroi - 11:54 am on Feb 13, 2017 (utc -5)
Hi I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice..
Long time lurker and first time poster.
I've taken over the SEO for an existing website that has been live since 2005. Previously it has been penalized through penguin and various tools show alot of spammy backlinks have been built over the years for this site.
I've disavowed these backlinks and in the last 6 month cleaned the site. Novembers update saw us rise to page 1 for our biggest keyword and Januarys update has knocked us back to page 9! now even though organic traffic has slightly increased despite this and all other keywords are steadily staying put or slowly climbing i just cant seem to move us up for this high volume keyword (one step forward and two steps back)
However we're staying put organically for longtail keywords that include this specific high volume keyword.
Is there anything i'm not aware of that would do this to one specific term? I've only ever experienced a drop across the board not one specific term. Id like to think that keyword stuffing would have this effect but we have the keyword mentioned less than some of our higher ranking competitors who are just blatently keyword stuffing.
Any help please? :)