The Ranking Triathlon: How to overcome crawling, indexing, and searching hurdles

felizsanchez.jpgI frequently get asked why a particular page is no longer ranking. I wish there were a simple answer to that question. Instead of giving personal responses, I’ve decided to write a detailed post with the possible problems that might cause your ranking to drop, as well as all the solutions I could think of. I also want to present a case study every week of a ranking that dropped and what we did to get it back. If you have a site that is affected I invite you to participate. Send me an email or leave a comment.

There are many reasons why your page or website might not be ranking. Let's go through each of the three steps in the search engine ranking process and examine the potential roadblocks your page might face. We’ll see how to avoid them, how to identify if your page was affected, and most importantly, how to recover. Read more