I think I may have been penalized by Google and Bing. I launched a new company last year for web design. I already had a company listed also doing web design in the same area back in 2010. My SEO is solid for the first company. Both small businesses are doing similar offerings but one does templates and one for custom site design. My second company launched last year but I just got around to doing all my usual SEO listings and such. At first I moved up in the rankings well when I searched "web design (my geo)". When I went back to look recently my second company has disappeared from the engines. It was on the first page. My first company floats between the top 3 on page 1 and is still there. My new company is listed when I search the name, but NOT when I search the geo. I went 10+ pages deep, and this is not that big of an area, and nothing. So it would seem that the search engines somehow figured out that both companies are mine and did not like it. The domains have private listings and completely different dns servers. The are also registered separately, although both to me. So how could they know? And more importantly is this something that they penalize for? I never received any notification or warning. Just poof, gone. I wasn't trying to implement black hat techniques here. I just don't do a lot of business with my old company anymore and my focus is on my new one. Not too long before launching the new company I did a complete redesign of my original company website. I decided to just leave it up in case it generated leads since I did all the new work and it is fairly well established in the area. My new company is my main focus now though. So if I did get bumped what do I need to do? Wipe out my old company and write a big fat but kissing email to the search engines?