So I'm in a bit of pickle here. I have a NB2 store, and it's loaded with products. I was ranking number 1 for like 5 of my high competition keywords, pulling in like 250 hits per day, a sale twice per week, things were good.
And then all my rankings dropped! All my number 1s went down to number 10s and 11s. My page 1s went down to like page 5s.
I'm so heated, and I have no clue what happened. And then I got a letter from Googy in webmaster central that goes something like this:
Dear site owner or webmaster of http://www.site.com/,
We've detected that some of your site's pages may be using techniques that are outside Google's Webmaster Guidelines.
Specifically, look for possibly artificial or unnatural links pointing to your site that could be intended to manipulate PageRank. Examples of unnatural linking could include buying links to pass PageRank or participating in link schemes.
We encourage you to make changes to your site so that it meets our quality guidelines. Once you've made these changes, please submit your site for reconsideration in Google's search results.
If you find unnatural links to your site that you are unable to control or remove, please provide the details in your reconsideration request.
If you have any questions about how to resolve this issue, please see our Webmaster Help Forum for support.
Google Search Quality Team
My question is, HOW ON EARTH CAN THEY MAKE THIS DETERMINATION?!?!?!!
I have been building lots of Build My Rank Contextual blog posts (it's just like Blog Blueprint). Like a lot (in fact I have only been using BMR for the past 2 months at a rate of 10 posts per day to the homepage and some backlinks are like PR 5), so I am assuming it's because they were just too powerful, too many, too strong, and now I got penalized. I am also using LinkPushing.net which again, may seem unnatural. But how does Google make this assumption that it's me, does this mean that in order for someone to debunk their competitors they simply build Build My Rank posts to their site? I thought sites didn't get penalized via Off-Page SEO processes or else everyone could do it to anyone? WTH???
On top of that, I KNOW my competitors are doing something fishy and they have had a hand in this...they are slimy @ssholes, they have sent malicious traffic to my site on 3 different occasions, and recently my Analytics stopped working as well. Every time I rank for a manufacturer keyword, my rankings drop and my site is maliciously attacked. What am I supposed to do here? Should I submit a reconsideration request? I think my Analytics played a big part here, and I think the malicious traffic was a botnet that somehow screwed things up.
Will my other sites and future sites now always be stigmatized in the eyes of Googy?
This is not good at all, not good at all.....