I've posted a couple of times previously about my site www.eahelisking.com
and I've implemented all the recommendations that have been suggested
by the board.
A brief synopsis:
Site name http://www.eaheliskiing.com. Search term "heliskiing".
Old site http://www.eladv.com used to be very high rank (top 5),
although it had very old content and hadn't been updated for years!
Newer site (I say new - it is about 5 yrs old!)wasn't ranking well =
penalised due to eladv.com! I redirect 301 old to new. Index page of
new page went high rank initially then fell away. Newer site still
seems to be penalised.
I submitted the newer site for reconsideration again a couple of weeks
ago but it seems that my site is still penalised (when I take a
segment of text from the pages they do not show up high in the
rankings although the page says is "indexed").
I would welcome any further suggestions as to why the newer site might
still be penalised... my guess is that the site is suffering due to
directory listings / paid links on general directories that had been
implemented a few years ago. In amongst the free directory listings we
have had some great links from national newspapers and other
businesses in our sector (I'd say 30% high quality links v 70%
directory / paid listings) - out of approx 600 links in.
I've tried contacting a lot of the free directories to get our links
removed but they are mostly uncontactable.
Do I start again with a new domain name? Or should I continue to try
to get my site link removed from "paid directories / free listings? Or
can anyone see something I'm not seeing!!
Thanks (again) in advance.