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Help with possible Google Slap

mikekaz
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Help with possible Google Slap

My site ranks in the top 10 of google on most keyword phrases and top 20 in the rest. However, for over a year now it will not rank at all for 4 of my most relevant keyword phrases. Not in google or yahoo.

Any suggestions on what can be done? I admit that this was my first ecommerce site and I may have made mistakes in the past. I have went over it for the past few months and I cannot figure out what is going on.
Traffic Travis gives me an A+ .

Please help.


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wollowra
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Hi Mike,,
Without seeing the site it is pretty hard to give you advice.
It could be a number of things , keywords, traffic, site graphics, linkbacks, relevancy, duplicate content.. the list goes on.

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Troy
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mikekaz
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the site is stungunsplanet.com

The stun guns are the issue nothing else.
keyword phrases are stungun, stunguns, stun gun, stun guns,

thank you

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wollowra
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The first thing I see is you have no backlinks to your site.
You need relevant sites linking back to your site with relevant keyword anchor text.

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Troy
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mikekaz
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hmm, I should have 120 or so backlinks. I'm looking at them right now.
http://www.stungunsplanet.com shows backlinks but http://stungunsplanet.com does not.
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wollowra
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Ahh OK, I used http://

Just on that note.. have you told Google to show all your http:// pages as www ?
Otherwise Google will see this as 2 separate sites with duplicate content.
Also does your competition have more backlinks than you?

It is sometimes hard to pinpoint all this to see why sites are not on the first page and others are and you just have to keep adding good content and improving the site..

It also seems your competitors sites have more content on them and are better laid out, re: good for user experience.

for Ex: pantherstunguns.com or beststungun.com

Your site on my 17inch screen, ran off the page with a bottom scroll bar.. I have to go left and right to see your page.

One other thing, you are competing with some much older sites with aged domains and higher pagerank.
That will help bump them up to the front page ahead of you as well.

Not sure if that helps.
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Troy
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mikekaz
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That is some great information. Thank you for that.
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