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Search submit

is it hurting my rankings?

     
6:36 am on Aug 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

I have noticed a steady increase in my rankings (on most important 2 and 3 word keyword phrase) on Google from page 3 to page 1 over the last year through solid link building, adding good contant etc. My site is 4 years old, has been in the yahoo directory for 3 and a bit and a year ago was ranked in the top 10 on Yahoo. Since then it has slowly dropped to between 32-38.

As i was already well listed in the serps and had a directory listing i declined the search submit paid inclusion option when it came out.

Could this be why my rankings are going down the drain? I don't do anything dodgy....have built my site slow and steady and its paying off in Google big time. But im really disappointed with my Yahoo listings as i was solid as a rock in there for a long time.

Thoughts?

Is not being in search submit express or pro causing my rankings to drop?

Many thanks in advance :)

Scott

6:16 pm on Aug 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Actually I have experience just the opposite. My natural search results dropped by about 10% when I started using it.
3:31 am on Aug 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply....anyone else got an opinion they'd like to share?