Archive for January, 2009

Google hates me

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

I’ve been battling for the top ranking spot for my own name on Google for a while now, but it seems my site has quite suddenly dropped off the face of the Earth (that is, down to the fifth results page). Admittedly there’s no real content on my index page and I’ve been using inane meta description tags, but that doesn’t explain what seems to be a pretty heavy penalty. If I was depending on my site for any real reason right now I’d be screwed. Still, probably a good learning experience for me to explore the process of resurrecting a site that’s somehow ended up on Google’s naughty list. My main theory to begin with is blog comment spam as the culprit, although I’ve been pretty restrictive as to what’s allowed up here…