How our SEO Agency helped to recover from a Google Penalty
For many years, real estate brokerage Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc., Brokerage enjoyed great visibility on search engines. Their website www.danplowman.com performed exceptionally well for many of its target keywords, regularly generating a growing list of clients.
However, in Spring of 2013 the brokerage noticed a signi?cant decrease in visits to the website. It was identi?ed that most of the lost tra?c was from organic searches, but no one was able to pinpoint the reason behind the dramatic drop in rankings.
To help remedy the situation, identify the cause of tra?c loss and regain it, Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc., Brokerage reached out to Search Engine People for possible solutions. SEP performed an in-depth audit of the website which included reviewing internal site architecture, content, and link pro?les.It was determined that the website was hit by Google’s Penguin Penalty.
SEO experts at Search Engine People developed a high-level strategy and a roadmap to help recover from the penalty with the ultimate goal of regaining lost tra?c.
Knowing that penalty recoveries are extremely challenging, require a great deal of patience and do not guarantee recovery, SEP worked closely with the client by continually providing detailed updates,transparency into work performed and regular reporting.
While working and waiting for a penalty reversal, SEP also implemented other tactics to bring tra?c back to the website, such as Social Media and Google Local.
With perseverance, patience, clear strategy and ?awless execution, Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc.,Brokerage’s website had its penalty lifted, and is now regaining the lost tra?c. Year-Over-Year, Organic tra?c in November 2014 had a 91% increase over November 2013.
By implementing additional strategies, Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc., Brokerage’s website is now served up in Local Search Results, including maps.
Social Referral tra?c has also increased – where it used to trend in the 100’s of visits, in November the website received over 400 visits from all Social channels.