joined:Mar 9, 2013
So I run a website that about a year ago was spammed to death by a competitor. My rankings slowly tanked, so I just left it and began a new website. Now, this old website is back on page one - BUT only for a couple hours per day. It gets 1500 visitors a day (between 1498 - 1510, specifically, like clockwork) for the last couple of months.
I thought maybe it was because google was shuffling, but it's been going on for awhile now. The website is not under construction, but a lot of my content was stolen and pasted to free blogs, and even on competitors websites. Infact page one has two other folks, one of which has my original content, and the other one has the same content I rewrote after the first guy stole it.
So maybe the site experienced duplicate content issues in the past from this, I dont know. Never received a warning in webmaster tools. No drastic changes to the site. Why would my rankings disappear and reappear so consistently that its as if google is throwing me a bone, giving me exactly 1500 visitors a month?