Im new on here and was hoping for a little guidance.
I have an ecommerce site was ranking on page two for a couple of my main keywords and slowly moving forward however since 11th july 2012 my rankings have fallen to around page seven on google.
I have been using an seo company for a campaign including submitting to directories, article writing/submitting, social bookmarking. They have also been linking from pr1 and pr2 sites and when I analyse these sites (since the Penguin algorithm they have stopped building these links) they clearly are from made up sites created solely for outward bound links.
I havent had an email from google about spammy links but I do feel concerned that they aren't doing the site any good.
My seo company say that removing the pr links wont help but I have been reading about people making an effort to do just that - is this the way forward.
Also I have been looking at TLA brokers with a view to getting a few good quality paid links from pr5 and pr4 sites but have read about google being able to quickly identify code in the sites header mentioning TLA - does anyone have experience of this? I dont want to get my site de-indexed or damaged any further.
I would be really grateful for any advice.