Category: Case Studies

Trying To Escape An SEO Black Hole Part 3 – Things Are Getting Worse Rather Than Better

This post is the third of a series documenting my attempts to retrieve one of my money sites from the depths of ranking despair.

Unfortunately things seem to be getting worse, rather than improving. My “black hole” site, which has an exact match domain (EMD) name of the form “NicheCity.net”, got hit by the Google EMD update around the end of September.

This caused a ranking decrease for the matching search phrase of over 150 places! Continue reading

October 22, 2012|Comments (0| Posted in: Case Studies
Trying To Escape An SEO Black Hole Part 2

This post is the second of a series documenting my attempts to retrieve one of my money  sites from the depths of ranking despair. You can see the first post here to get the background story.

To pull my site out of the black hole I decided to enlist the services of one of the Warrior Forum’s most reputable link builders – Matt LaClear. He promotes what he calls his Holistic SEO service.

With this service he promises to keep working on your site until it ranks on page 1 of Google for your selected primary keyword. Continue reading

October 4, 2012|Comments (0| Posted in: Case Studies
Trying To Escape An SEO Black Hole

This post is the first of a series documenting my attempts to retrieve one of my money sites from the depths of ranking despair.

How I Got There……

The site is an exact match domain of the form “NicheCity.net”. The niche is real estate and the site monetisation method is lead generation.

Up until late in 2011 the site appeared in the “7-pack” local listings, even though the site didn’t represent a bricks and mortar store. (How that happened is another story for another day.)

When Google started to merge local and organic listings, my site got booted out of the 7-pack but then was still the first organic listing below it. Then in early 2012 the (first) disaster struck. Continue reading

September 14, 2012|Comments (0| Posted in: Case Studies