One of my sites was showing up in the google search results in the number four position for a particular keyword string. It has been showing up in that position for over a year now. It recently moved into the number two position. I'm assuming it is because of the Penguin update... maybe not, but nothing on the site has been changed since September of last year.
- The site was create in February of last year.
- Nothing on the site has change since September of last year.
- There is a robots.txt file; it has not been manually modified.
- It is a wordpress blog that has both articles and videos.
- There are two installed plugins; All in One SEO Pack and Google XML Sitemaps.
- Added content in a sporadic manner.
- Created new entries using the html versus the wysiwyg.
- Followed the suggestions from the All in One SEO Pack and filled out all of the fields for each entry.
- Followed suggestions gathered from here and there, including google, about using keywords in the title and actual article.
- No real social media.
- A facebook page. Also not updated since September of last year; although other people have been commenting on the group page. Mostly some guy trying to get people to check out his page... go figure.
- Likes = 9
- Shares = 6
- Comments = 0
- Twitter backlinks is 0
- Digg entries is 1
- Stumble Upon is 1
- Google+ is 2
- Very few external links.
- One scrapbox run; the results didn't last. No links from this initial run have existed for a while now.
- There was a twiki entry that linked back.
- There are apparently 75 backlinks. That's news to me.
- In-page links breakdown as follows
- 16.3% external links
- 83.7% internal links
- 100% passing juice
- Site makes roughly 10 to 15 dollars a month via google adsense.
- Rank on woorank was a 50.2... not good. Rank is now 54.4... still not good.
- I don't know about bing or yahoo stats so don't ask because I can't answer.
So, what's different from this site compared to the other sites that are loosing ground, so to speak?