Hi to everyone,
I would like to say my story. (It's small, don't worry! )
So, i have a company website. At the past at [keyword1] i have a 30-40 position, and at [keyword1 keyword2] (phrase) i had 14-24 position for the same url (mysite.gr/url1).
At the start of the new year i decide to "promote" my site. I wrote 5 articles andi submit them at article directories, and i bought about 10-15 blog comments (manually supposed!) from fiverr.
My articles have anchor txt [keyword1] with link to my url.
After these actions, i ranked at 10th position for [keyword1] and at 9th for [keyword1 keyword2].
But, at 15-16 Jan my site dropped very much.
[keyword1] dissapeared at all.
[keyword1 keyword2] rank 38th position. (same url)
The keywords are very low competion keywords.
I know that at this period there is a google update.
The website is company, so i cannot add many content yet.
Also, at past before 1-2 years i had use an x-rumer service but no affect then.
Now i check the webmaster tools for my backlinks, it shows 491 backlinks. 255 for url that i have ban for the keyword1] and 230 at my homepage. About 100 of them are from i forum that i participate (nofollow), other 150 are dofollow from blogroll of my one blog <-- anchror texts "keyword1", the rest are from some directories and etc.
At webmastertools i have not recieve any message about penalty.
All the above are for the same url of my domain. (mydomain.tld/url1)
What do you suggest me? I am sure now that i have penalised for single keyword.
How can i recover? Start link building with many anchors texts and for all of the websits's urls? If i change the name of the url and make 301 redirection will help?
Sorry for my pure English.