As mentioned in a previous post I entered our company’s SEO contest. I created a very simple page and on Friday afternoon I was number one in Google and beginning to make inroads on the other engines.
This morning however I was nowhere to be found.
My website is verified with webmastertools, which shows no warnings or errors. My domain shows up if you search for it with “Dave Hamel”, but if you search for “Yoshirolla Kilomantra Dave Hamel” nothing.
As far as I know I have done nothing blackhat or even grayhat. So far all I have done is:
- created a post on Digg
- blogged about it on my personal blog.
- used Stumbleupon to share my blog
- sent out a message on facebook.
So it goes to show that what a search engine giveth it can taketh away just as fast. I will keep posting about my progress. Hopefully I can figure it out.