It doesn’t appear to have received a “penalty,” but I don’t know why the sudden drop. I added a piece of content last week as well, it was original and written by me so I don’t think that was the problem. There are new links coming in every day so I don’t think it was that either.
I had really hoped that by the end of July this site would be starting to make a real income. Traffic was picking up, sales were starting to happen, and then it just suddenly fell.
So how long is too long to wait for a site to recover from a SERPs shift?
That is a really difficult question. The site isn’t banned from search engines results and it hasn’t be deindexed, so I am guessing that it will recover. But I don’t know if I have it in me to be patient about the whole thing.
Maybe it was just a tiny little algorithm update and things will be back to normal in a week or two. Maybe I was just ranking that high by matter of a fluke and I won’t be able to get back up to those positions.
I guess we’ll just wait and see. I think I’ll give it at least two weeks to see some movement back up. If you’ve had experience with a site tanking and recovering, I’d be glad to hear about it. Leave a comment below and share your story 😉
Transcriptionist, passionate cross stitcher, writer at heart, wife, mom, and finder of lost shoes… Loretta Oliver, married to the comic book geek of her dreams and mother of four amazing young men, has been working from home full time since 2001. With a busy transcription service business, a few niche sites, and a handful of other internet marketing projects on the go, the computer is always fired up and the ideas are always flowing.