Has anyone had a site that they were submitting articles for backlinks at places like ezine seen their rankings tank in the last few month's?
I have a site that was doing this and was moving up in the listings for some very hard keywords for about 6 months. I would guess that there would have been about 300 articles with links back to the site added in this time. Then in November the site took a dive, but only for the keywords I was using in the ezines. Still on page one for even tougher keywords but just the ezine stuff tanked.
What I am trying to figure out is has the site been penalized somehow for just those keywords, or did Google change something in November to devalue ezine type links. Has anyone else had anything similar happen to them?
Could it be links from ezine type sites are the problem?
Or could it be too many links from the same sort site like too many blog links, too many ezine, too many low quality links pages that can trigger this sort of thing?