My Site has been heavily penalized by Google
It seems that my blog has been penalized by Google. As you can see from the graphic above, my search queries and “clicks” have dropped dramatically.
There are a number of reasons that this may have occurred.
1. Linking to bad sites (ie. my sex toy site),
2. Linking to a lot of affiliate sites.
3. Cross linking between sites.
4. The list is endless….
Go and have a look at:
Google Webmaster Guidelines for a list of possible, or impossible infringements.
I read through the list and have tried to fix things I thought might be penalizing my site.
I have to say it is a very frustrating situation to be in. Honestly, even though I do not get a lot of traffic full stop; I stopped getting organic Google traffic completely and felt it almost from day one. Frustrating because you have no power over any of it. At all.
You suddenly come face to face with how influential Google actually is!
Anyhow, after reading the guidelines and making the changes I though would help; I have resubmitted my site for reconsideration. Google allows you to do this through it’s Web Master Tools. Here is the link for Google Site Reconsideration.
So, I am writing this with the knowledge that almost certainly nobody will ever get to read it! Frustrating!