Well it’s been an interesting week at work. It was an SEO professional’s worst nightmare….Google rankings wiped out.
I’ve been through this numerous times and it rarely turns out well. In this case I was particularly worried since this website wasn’t on the best terms with Google anyway. First thoughts are of course ‘Oh shit! What did I do wrong??’ Soon after it’s the nervous feeling about having to say something to your boss about it.
It turned out that being open with them right away was definitely the right move. Together we were able to analyze the situation and dig into the possible causes. The problem ended up being how we switched the entire website over to a secure server which changes all urls to start with https. When that happens it takes some time for Google to switch everything over and give credit for backlinks.
So it was a pretty big relief that it wasn’t caused by anything that I did and that the rankings would come back. Now it’s just a matter of cleaning everything up and building some links to speed up the process. With any luck rankings will come back within a couple weeks.
There have also been some major developments in my personal life, but I’ll wait for things to settle down before spilling the beans. As for my friend that I mentioned last week, he’s still working things out with his girlfriend. I don’t think things are looking good there.
Modest Money Around The Web
Thank you to everyone who has linked to Modest Money lately. I know it’s mostly due to my networking and bloggers doing marketing, but I like to pretend it’s due to the quality of this blog. Then again I haven’t been writing much. So if the quality isn’t up to par don’t blame me lol. No the guest writers have been great and I appreciate them sending in awesome posts and responding to comments. I am always open to accepting quality guest posts from fellow bloggers.
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