I registered a domain name on February 29th, 2012 for another new business I am starting. I am not giving out the domain name in order to stay compliant with forum rules, but I will give it if necessary.
One of my main target keywords is "construction marketing" and I began to build quality/relevant and natural links for this website while it is in development. I only built about 20 of them in all and did it over the course of 2 months. I did not pay for any links nor did I use any automated software to build many links at once.
Up until yesterday, my website was on page 3 of Google for the term "construction marketing". Now, the website is completely off the map - not even in the Top 500! What happened??
Now granted, the website doesn't have any content or pages yet, as it is still under construction. Only the homepage/index page has been indexed by Google. It seemed to be bumped up by a keyword rich domain, plus very relevant backlinks. I consider myself to be very close to an SEO expert - but I have never experienced this before. The only thing I can think of is that the website was only being propped up by the links and had no pages or content yet so Google perhaps devalued it?
Any thoughts?? The website will be going live in about 2 to 3 weeks.
Thank you in advance.