I have a an SEO issue with a cleaning website,powered by Wordpress - foxcleaners.co.uk
Few months ago, my client reagistered the domain and i built the website for him.Our target ware highly competitive keywords in Google.co.uk like: House Cleaning London,Upholstery Cleaning London,Domestic Cleaning London and so on....
Anyway,after 1 month of SEO we have ahieved pretty good rankings for a new website,as follows: 4th. page of Google for: House Cleaninig London, 2ond page of Google for Spring Cleaning London....in short - all of our pages ware in top 100 results for all keywords (bare in mind that cleaninig niche is one of the most competitive in the wohle UK market)
Everything was going very well and suddenly....the site vanished from the search results.The site was still indexed,and when you type the domain it was still number 1 for its name,but all other keywords vanished...
Then i started to investigate the problem.I have never did black SEO techniques like spamming,keywords stuffing or anything illegal.I beleive in quality.So my 1st thought was - this is content.I forgot to tell you the when site was under development,we have renamed the pages.You know in Wordpress,when you rename page,the old url is 301 redirected to the new one.But somehow Google has indexed old and new pages.I have removed the old url's from webmaster tools and solved that problem.
Now when i start investigate the problem i found that when you take a snippet from one of our pages,google shows scraper sites 1st!!The content of the site is unique and sites who scraped all pages outranked the origianals!!!This is so absurd!I made a post in Google Forums,but got an answers only from inexperienced members.
OK,i didn't found the problem,so took decision to hire a professional,native english writer to rewrite the whole content.
The results ware very good and fast - 1 week after the new content was crawled,some of the rankings ware back,apart from the homepage itself.
So my qestions to you are:
1.Why do you think Google disvalue this website content - it was original,unique contnet and how can Google rank scrapers before originals?
2. Why my homepage is nowhere for keyword: "House Cleaning London"?It was on 5th page of Google.co.uk 1 month after site launch.
Please review this site,and share your opinion.I don't do illegal SEO tactics so no point to hide the url.
Thanks in advance