Hi folks - new here
Have been looking after our site for 5 years now and have managed to build up over 100 page 1 rankings on various related searched for our site www.1311events.net
However, Tuesday (now to be remembered as Black Tuesday!!) saw our site disappear on all of those strings except a few like 'live bands for hire' and 'live bands uk'. We used to get found on loads of things like 'soul bands in london', 'jazz bands in birmingham' and other geographic /music related strings. Not any more.
I made 2 changes last week:
Bought a .co.uk domain and uploaded a copy of the entire site after pointing the weddings buttons/links at each other throughout each of the sites.
Added a scrolling text field to both index pages with related content and links to other parts of the site.
Now, I know that scrolling marquee text isn't very attractive but 2 of our competitors use it and both have superior rankings to us. One of them also uses a .com and .co.uk and point each other across as we have done so I'm inclined to believe that we haven't been banned for doing this.
The only thing I can think of is that Google has decided we have been spam filling?
Anyways, since Black Tuesday, I have made amendments throughout the site to try and change our search strings to 'wedding music' and 'wedding bands'.
Did anyone make it this far? If so:
Anyone think we have a hope in hell of achieving first page returns on these?
Anyone any ideas why Google has dumped us?
Anyone have any idea when Google will pick up changes in these strings and titles, tags etc
Thanks to all in advance.
PS. We do have a sitemap.