I've been told that my site is over-optimized and that's why it's not ranking! My problem is that my site is indexed, but it doesn't appear for it's keywords. Apparently, backlinks are not the problem anymore. I read this article on and this guy had the same exact problem as me. He cut down his keywords and he said within the next crawl his site was ranking again. I want to cut down on my keywords, but I don't feel that my site is over-optimized Does this apply to meta tags, tags, and author names as well?