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$100 for the SEO Who Can Tell Me What Happened to My Site and How to Fix It

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by uberfly, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. uberfly

    uberfly Newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm willing to pay $100 via PayPal to anyone who can tell me what happened to my site. A month ago (March 19th), it dropped significantly from the serps. The site is an EMD that we developed and it is very high quality. It was ranking 10th for the exact match phrase when it dropped. The site has 40 pages indexed (mix of pages/posts). However, on March 19th, Google said that it crawled over 100 pages. See image: gwt-pages-crawled-mpil.png

    We have SEO Yoast installed and all the category, tag, author pages...etc are no-indexed. When you do a "site:domain.com" search there are no abnormal pages indexed - only good posts and pages.

    Here's what I've done so far:

    - Checked copyscape for dupe content. We did find our homepage content on Scribd. We requested that it be removed, and it was removed probably three weeks ago. We blasted the page on Scribd with a bunch of links so Google would see that the page is gone.

    - Checked Ahrefs for any weird/spammy new links. Nothing.

    - Checked "site:domain.com" for any odd pages. Nothing weird found.

    This is a quality site with quality links. I think it's really odd that Google claimed to have found over 100 pages for the site on March 19th - the same day the rankings tanked.

    Any thoughts? I'm happy to answer any questions.

    Uberfly