Hi fellow bloggers..I've been facing this problem for the last 2 months and I still don't know what happened to one of my blog post. I don't know whether the post is penalized or not. And I don't know what cause this problem. Before I continue, I'm sorry for my poor english. It's not my mother language. But I'm sure you could understand my point. This is my story. . I have a post that i have optimized since 6 months ago. About the post: It's a well written 3000+ words by a US native writer. It has about 100+ backlinks from 50+ unique domains. The Domain age is more than 1 year old. The backlinks are mostly from web 2, blog posts and guest posts. I have a backlink from lifehack.org with an exact match anchor text link. The post has DA 19 and PA 18 with Spam score 5. But I have never had spam backlinks. The only black hat backlinks that I've ever built is 600 social bookmarking backlinks. But it was one year ago and 95% of those links are nofollow. It's in a very high competion tech niche. Some of My competitors are pcmag, techradar, cnet and other giant tech websites. It's currently on page #2 of BING but nowhere on google. It's best position was on page #3. It just stayed on page #3 for 1-2 weeks and after that the post didn't show in the SERP until the last page but it's still well indexed. So, It's not banned Then, this is the weird thing, another post of my blog(that did'nt get any backlinks) jumped to page #4(from nowhere) for the same keyword. Another weird thing is, my blog posts that rank for the keyword frequently change(at least 2 times in 2 weeks). Let's say today url A ranked at page#4 then after a few days url B replaced it at #4. Both Url A and B don't have any backlinks but they have similiar content. Then I check on majestic and I found that the percentage of exact match anchor is 12%. After doing some searches then I concluded that I have over optimized the post. Then I searched on google, read many blog posts and forums that given tricks to fix this over optimized anchor issue. What I've done to fix this problem: I have implemented the "tricks" given by the sites. I have added hundreds of backlinks with branded anchor(using press release, blog comment and web2/blogpost). I have disavowed the do follow social bookmarking links. Additional information: I haven't received any unnatural links or other manual penalty messages in google console. So I can say that the post isn't penalized. I don't know wheter it has a correlation but the post dropped 1-2 days after it got a link from lifehack. The current exact match anchor percentage is 7%.I don't know whether it's already safe or still high. The post has a very low keyword density It has been almost 3 months since the post dropped and it's not recovered yet. I have almost get frustrated because of this problem. So, Anyone, Would you please help me..? Please give me any advices on what I have to do to fix this issue..? Thanks guys..Any help would be appreciated.God Bless You..