GOOGLE POSITION: 61
It's been a while, i know.
...and i'm paying for it! just under a month with my attention firmly focused solely on client projects and look where it's got me... waaaaay down the list. boo!
Despite my last round of tweaks (some bug fixing and a new sitemap.xml) i'm now 61st with www.fashionindustrynetwork.com/profile/JamesVanderzee, 71st with www.jamesvanderzee.co.uk, 92nd with www.linkedin.com/in/jamesvanderzee and only the 'google gods' know where the rest of my web presence is hiding.
So how come my performance has wained?
Yet another check of google's webmaster tools reveals that my sitemap still isn't quite what's required so it's tweaking time. Again.
There's definitely a lesson to be learned here - and that's one relating to complacency. To put it simply: you can't leave things to run themselves when it comes to seo!
With this in mind I'll be setting a reminder for this time next week to see if the latest round of sitemap tweaks have been okayed by 'madam google' and whether or not they've made the slightest bit of difference...