I have an EMD that TANKED last week
To give some bearings to our situation here is some info:
We have been building lots of naked hyperlinks, non-keyword optimized links, deep links, social signals, no-follows, various extensions, various link types, various IPs, used post-panda on-page SEO best practices, etc, etc. We have done everything by the book. There was just no way this domain was going to get hit (especially since I didn't build a single link with our EMD keyword as the anchor text).
Then comes a variable. It is our SEO vendor. I should have caught on to these guys long time ago and now it's too late. They thought they were being smart by building hundreds of high pr backlinks using our EMD keyword
They had been doing this for past 8 weeks. And just last week I got the "unnatural links" message on WMT. Next day ALL RANKINGS GONE! ALL TRAFFIC GONE! ALL WORK GONE!
I am almost certain that this is an EMD penalty because the only best practice we didn't deploy was that stupid vendor and their EMD keyword optimized backlinks.
Can anyone please give ideas on how to bounce back from an EMD penalty? And also, does this seem like an EMD penalty?
Right now our website is nowhere to be found on Google for any keywords, not even our EMD keyword (which it was naturally ranking for). If you type our entire URL into the Google search bar like example.com, only then does our domain show up.
So as I mentioned, any advice would help, any service would be great, I have the $$$ if you have the ideas.
Please let's get a good discussion thread going here that will be helpful to all community members.
Let's figure this shit out cuz otherwise I'm going to get FIRED!!!!!!!