If this doesnt get deleted ...
I have been on this site a lot in the past, I used to work on client sites seo from 2006, but much has changed in the last few years. I have moved from corporate seo marketing analysis (engineer, marking degree, mba) to the dog industry in AUSTRALIA. I tell you my qualifications, as I am looking to avoid players and hire people who know what they are doing.
I dont want a 50 page generic report that I could make, I want to find the specific issues Google has with my site(s), and to regain my ranking for core keywords.
In the past I have performed the basics of seo (on page, off page, video creation, article creation, forum submission etc) but I know Google has change a lot in the last year since the series of updates, and I have not kept up.
I have two sites, one dog walking, the other dog treats (both dot com dot au - Australia)
My dog treat site used to rank about 6, two years ago for my core "dog treat" keywords in Google Australia, but for about a year slipped to rank 12.
About four months ago it fell to page seven. This seemed to be around the time of Google's last major algorithm change.
Originally I upgraded both sites because I was using Joomla 1.5 (and google webmaster tools gave me a "recommendation" to upgrade). Both sites were finalised a few weeks ago to J2.5. I also use Virtuemart 2.x
I have also found that Google's webmaster tools has an issue with 'duplicate titles' but that is actually many different internal url's pointing to the same pages - an issue with cms .. that will be painstaking to resolve as there are many causes, not easily code changed. I dont think that this is the issue .. though it could be...
My dog walking site is performing well still. The only thing different I have been doing for the dog treat site is social links (my fb and twitter mainly). Cant see that is the issue either, nothing black hat there.
I have no idea why the dog treat site is penalised and or how to get back on page one. I have plenty of original content, I update content and I use social media ... I should at least be on page two in Australia ... but as said, my site suffered a massive rank drop.
Perhaps google has spotted grey links from years ago and decided they are now black?
I want an seo/ website analyst with specific abilities to review such an issue (more than the link analysis I have done). I need someone to trouble shoot (ie find) what is the specific issue(s) and Advise what I can do to correct them.
As you can see this problem has gone well beyond a discussion.
I am no longer getting new customers to my site. I am doing a lot of work for nothing. I have upgraded sites, with good products at good prices ... they just need to be seen.
Please PM me if you have a specific offer of what you will do for how much ..