Hey all, new to the community & glad to be here.
I just started tinkering around with some template's and did pretty decent on one, launched it and all went well. It's TM Template.
Shortly after launch I noticed that Yahoo! was indexing the site on the 2nd page already for a major keyword that we wanted used on it. I thought great! We're already on the 2nd page and even got a conversion out of it! This is too good to be true! Google had yet to index us anywhere near the top 20 pages for the same keywords.
So after the site get's launched I decided to work on a duplicate mirror image in Spanish. I also went ahead and made 2 more versions one in english and one in spanish but in plain HTML, as the main site has a flash header/menu.
I didn't include a robots.txt with excludes for those directories where the 3 other mirror versions were located.
All of the sudden I'm gone from Yahoo! Even when I search for the company by name. Google has me at the top when I search by company name, but again no where near for the other keywords we wanted. I figure thats all fine and dandy, I have yet to do very much SEO-wise.
I just find it perplexing that Yahoo! could put me on page 2, and all of the sudden now I'm nowhere to be found. It's got me wondering if I committed SEO Murder.