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|Re: Website suddenly disappeared for main keywords?||Lysis||4/24/12 4:08 AM|
You have essentially rewritten your site. Leaving an 'under construction' page during the honeymoon period was a mistake, but you can't take that back now. So, you'll have to keep working on the site. You've essentially changed everything about the site, so now Google has to reevaluate it. Just as a side-note: normal, non-aggressive ranking takes months not a week.
|Re: Website suddenly disappeared for main keywords?||Steven Lockey||4/24/12 4:24 AM|
Webmaster tools is often several days behind reality.
I would advise making sure your site has some HIGH QUALITY links to it
Just in case you missed it, I've emphasised high quality for a reason ;)
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|Re: Website suddenly disappeared for main keywords?||Lysis||4/24/12 4:36 AM|
Be very careful about the SEO advice you read. I would suggest reading here, because it'll tell you what NOT to do and dispel a lot of the crap that you read in random blogs. Then, if I were starting out new, I'd share with friends and family first. Get some feedback from them. Then, after a bit, network with others in your industry. For instance, there is a forum for everything.
We don't know what type of site you have, but if it's ecommerce, then unless you're the only one selling x widgets, you need to open up ads and make sure the content is original. If it's a blog or content site, that's harder IMO, because you need to establish a following.
The great thing about high quality links that aren't there for search engines is that they are actually good for traffic too, so with a relevant link you'll get some real readers/customers.
It's an uphill battle, and you have to be creative. Usually, all that is necessary to be successful isn't found in 1 person (you), which is why networking is really important.
|Re: Website suddenly disappeared for main keywords?||Steven Lockey||4/24/12 4:44 AM|
If you want to post the site here we can take a look and point out where you might be able to improve.
You can use a link shortener to hide the link if you want.
1st place of reference should always be the Google guidelines, make sure you've read them and your site is in compliance.
Beyond that, its pretty much common sense. Keep your pages focused on a single topic and write everything for humans, don't try and pack keywords in anywhere.
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|Re: Website suddenly disappeared for main keywords?||Lysis||4/24/12 5:43 AM|
The home page took a long time to load for me, and it requires flash for me to see it, which means Google can't see the content. It looks like your content in the center is flash? It took at least 10 seconds to load, and at first I was going to tell you that the home page was broken. I would definitely stop the flash requirement on the home page.
|Re: Website suddenly disappeared for main keywords?||Steven Lockey||4/24/12 6:32 AM|
Wow, yeah thats a pig of a build I'm afraid.
The flash is a big no no. too long to load, doesn't do anything you couldn't do in HTML, so its basically slowing your site down fairly pointlessly.
Nav bar gets stuck in the out position if you move the mouse out and in too fast.
The site itself looks fine, I would put thoose iframe adverts into a local enviroment instead of iframing them in however, that way you can make sure they have rel="nofollow" on them as needed and doesn't produce even more html requests, slowing the site down even more, when all they are is an image and a link.
Not a designer so can't really comment on the design but looks nice and clean to me, just dump the flash version.
You can easily produce a HTML version which will be exactly the same as this without too much effort.
Only ever use flash when you have no other choice (aka videos/interactive stuff)
|Website suddenly disappeared for main keywords?||cristina||4/24/12 6:45 AM|
It might not make much difference in search results, but it would be a good idea to have correct server response for non-existing URLs. At the moment your site redirects 302 to / (with relative URL in the server Location field, Location: /) and returns resulting HTTP status 200 (OK).
It is better to return HTTP status 404 (Not Found) for non-existing URLs, so Google to know if a URL is incorrect or a broken link.
Another thing is that you have these empty link elements in the <head> element of the HTML code, you might as well remove them,
And it is better to have different content for the meta description tag when pages have different content.
|Re: Website suddenly disappeared for main keywords?||Ayesha Ambreen||4/30/12 3:00 AM|
We have lost our ranking for our ecommerce sites. We had been on top ranks on our keywords since last three years and now suddenly, our web sites have been turned down after the over-optimization update. :( Can you please help us and point out areas that we should improve first? We are devising an iterative improvement plan but there are so many things that I just couldn't prioritize them.