I haven’t posted since May as have been dealing with the latest Google update Penguin 2.0.
The good news is that most of my clients have either not been affected or have improved in the rankings. Great for them and also good for me as I keep them as clients and help them to build their business.
A couple of clients have had problems and in fact we are still picking through the debris after their rankings took a tumble.
The first reason was that the site owner decided to obtain paid links. I advised against this but they still went ahead and did it…now they are paying the price with a Google penalty. I have been helping them to deal with this and it is a lengthy process and a long way back. If I can give anyone any SEO advice at all it is not to contravene what Google views as unnatural link building. If you do then they will find out and hit you hard in the rankings.
The other client used some poor quality SEO services before I cam along to help him and this was discovered once the rankings dropped for the site. I again investigated and found the poor quality links from way back in 2008 can you believe. Anyway we have sent these links to be disavowed through Google Webmaster Tools and continue to build good quality links to the site to bring the rankings back once the poor links have been deindexed.
The other reason I am posting is that I have reenlisted with John Thornhill on the Partnership To Success training mentorship. I had to stop at the start of the year as my SEO business suddenly grew and I needed the time to sort it out and get it on track. I have now done that and have a few helping hands including my eldest son Seb who has just finished his business degree and is now working for me full-time. He is already proving to be an asset to the business.
I am now going to start work on my 2 products – How To Build An SEO Business From Scratch and Learn SEO Basics Step By Step Training.
Will post some links here when I have something to show you!
Speak soon and be happy