I started my business a few years ago. Only recently (6 month) I started to get some good traffic and sales.
At first I was ranking pretty well 3-5 for my main keywords and business began to pick up. After Penguin I was hit hard and I'm placing 10-17'ish. My Google local/places has disappeared too.
I haven't received any contact from Google about unnatural links (but I'm not sure where that would appear? Email? Web Master Tools? Horses head on my pillow?).
I've read so many different things online about what I 'could' do. I'm not sure where to start. I've checked and I know we've created lots of questionable back links. Using the Open Site Explorer lots of the backlinks don't have terrible DA but some do.
I guess I was hoping to get a type of priority list of things to do. It's just me so I need to use my time as best I can. What should I be doing first? Should I be trying to in order of priority?
- Remove my bad backlinks?
- Spend my time making quality backlinks.
- On-page issues that I can't see?
- Telling google i'm sorry via web master tools.
- Changing to new domain (eek)
I'm super keen to put the time in I just hoped the High Rankings forum might save me from wasting my time.
Thank you in advance Jill
Edited by Jill, 18 March 2013 - 08:19 AM.