I work as a full time web developer for a company. I got involved in SEO about 6 years ago and till couple of years ago I was doing pretty well. I had helped some local businesses/friends and family improve rankings for their local businesses. I know the whole game has changed drastically. In the past year, I started getting back into SEO. My own website that used to rank on the first page of google had dropped down to page 20. With some efforts I was able to move it back to page 3. Today I checked my site after a few months and it's down at Page 8. I had registered another domain in the last year which is a word press blog with no content on it. Only thing it has is couple of keywords in the domain name. This domain is on page 6. I just don't understand how. I'm sure there is a reason for this. I can give you the urls of both domain. I would like the gurus here to point it out why one has a better ranking than the other.