So I have been ranking for many years fairly well for a popular scrabble based keyword. About 7 months ago my site disappeared from the main keyword. It has so fat coast me about 30,000 in lost adsense revenue.
Ugh I know its bad.
I have about 1.8 million pages indexed with Google so I know this could take a while to reindex or crawl.
I discovered a week ago that I have a hidden table which contained my main links in my header. It went something like this
The reason I had this code hidden was because I created a new menu and wanted to save the old menu just in case. Not realizing later on that this was hidden links which is a no no with Google. Yeah I know I am kicking myself now realizing I did it.Code:<table style="display:none"> <tr> <td><a href="http://www.example.com">Home</a></td> <td><a href="http://www.example.com/this/">This</a></td> <td><a href="http://www.example.com/that">That</a></td> </tr> </table>
My question is do any of you see that this might have killed my rankings? Since it was on my header for every 1.8 million pages I figure it caused a dramatic drop in everything. Being only a week into the change should I expect a much longer wait to time to see rank changes?
If only @mattcutts would contact me personally