It has numerous posts that are #1 or #2 on Google and have been for several years earning 10's of thousands of dollars in affiliate and other sales.
Lately I've noticed trashy, low quality sites moving up the ranks and in some cases, knocking me off the top spot. It's clear that some of these sites have even replicated my style and technique.
Can anyone explain how/why this happened?
One thing I did notice is that Domain Authority on my site has dropped to 28, whereas one of the fake sites has 33 domain authority. Not sure how since it's fairly new.
I also have major sites like BBC News linking to me which I thought would boost my authority a lot.