my little niche H&G bag site did ok for many years until 2012. I know the site is old but it always ranked decent in the Fickle Princess and conversions were good so I was reluctent to mess with it however its time to do something but I'm not really sure where to go from here aside from making it more mobile friendly.
The site currently ranks #1 in Bing for kw laundry bags but that traffic is around 10% and it moved from #1-3 with site links in Google to around #13-16 for the same kw.
There are no penalties in GWMT. I've tried many things, I changed some meta content, removed some of the old link directory exchanges suchas as Link Market, Add my Site, etc.
I'm trying to pinpoint the traffic decline.
Is it because of Penguin/Panda?
Is it because Google shopping went to a commercial model and also closed their affiliate progam thus increasing competition?
Is it because I'm using the same/similar product descriptions from my site in my Amazon store feed, google shopping feed and Google sees this as duplicate content?
Is it because of the way I anchor internal links?
I also had a quick question on responsive design and how Google would treat content toggled not to show, via media queries as that goes against GWMT guidelines.
I had one more question regarding GWMT geotargetting.
I have it set for USA but the site seems to rank better in foreign countries.
Any thoughts on that or is there no connection to why it ranks better in foreign countries?
Edited by jpatriar, 24 October 2013 - 10:06 PM.