I have one website which i am seriously stuck with, i come in work every morning and its there page 5-7 taunting me, checked at 11am its gone again further more to taunting me.
Today i forced a crawl by submitting a XML sitemap, and we appeared on page 7 almost instantly again only to drop back out 10minutes later.
So far I've tried adding content, to 2 landing pages on the site and 3 to the blog I've tried high PR and relevant directory submissions only 20 or so.
I've no web developer but we where ranking on page 7 static, before we payed a web developer to add a site map and make the site Responsive and browser friendly... they only added plug-ins and since this date we have been continuing to bounce around since the 6th but we where double ranking on this date... Funnily enough i believe there was an update on this date.
The site still is not responsive or browser compatible, but it appears well in all the latest browsers, and on all mobile devices.
I'm thinking about reversing what the web developer did, but also i add to another landing page on my site similar content but it was totally unique and mentioned 4 states of the keyword and had synonyms in there.
Could the issues i have identified be the cause? its no more compatible than it was originally, I've pretty much wiped out the fact that the content isn't the issue here.