I have a website that was created in an attempt to help our client rank after his original website received a penalty because of black-hat link building techniques from another company they had hired.
We are very stumped as to why we haven't been ranking (we have been ranking 26 - 50 for all of our terms). The website has been up for several months and;
- Has an exact match domain
- onsite optimization (schema.org, title tags, meta tags, h1, keywords onpage, etc)
- local and niche citations and links built
- has a decent moztrust/rank and domain authority for being a new site
- has a verified Google+ local page
The only things that we can think of is that these rankings are somehow linked to the old site's penalty. These two sites aren't linking to each other in any way or mention each other within the site. We have recently taken them out of the same Google webmasters account thinking that this was the cause (we haven't seen results from this yet, however it may be too early).
The only other issue with this site is that fact that the new citations have the exact same address as [old site] citations (different company name, different phone number).
Has anyone experienced this, or have any idea what could be causing this issue?
Thank you in advance for your help and input!
Edited by Jill, 27 September 2013 - 06:54 AM.
Removed website mentions