This was too exciting not to share. Last week, a gentleman named Dafyd approached me in desperation after his middle of page 1 to page 2 rankings for super competitive keywords disappeared over night. This was one of his main money sites and losing it would have been a devastating blow.
I worked with Dafyd over the weekend to figure out what had gone wrong with his site. After many hours of analysis it became clear (remembering things Jimmy Kelley had taught me in various courses, particularly the Traffic Hospital course) to me that he was facing a Panda Penalty and I thought I understood why.
We jumped on Gotomeeting and went through what needed to happen to fix the site. Over the next couple of days, Dafyd worked tirelessly to implement what I had asked him to do. Then this morning he sent me a graph and I had to jump on a call with him, which he graciously allowed me to record and post to youtube.
This is it:
So in the space of a week, we not only recovered the site from the Panda Penalty, but got it ranking EVEN HIGHER in the search engines. This is for an extraordinarily difficult competitive market for some extremely difficult keywords.
It’s stories like this why I love doing what I do so much. Full credit goes to Dafyd for following the instructions (which admittedly were pretty technically complicated due to the nature of the issue) and to Jimmy Kelley for teaching me what we applied. I’ve never seen anyone teach this particular thing before and it’s something so counter-intuitive that it takes an SEO genius like Jimmy Kelley to figure it out.
That’s all for today, just wanted to share my excitement :)
Update: as a result of successful penalty recoveries like this one, we have opened a new google penalty recovery service arm of our business. If your site has lost its rankings, please follow that link to see how we can help you too.