My question is related to the seo performance of my website binarytides.com My website has recently seen fall in traffic and I have noted that for some of my best keywords the traffic is falling, and moreover websites with poorer content are out performing my website in the google search results.
Here is a simple case
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For the given keyword my post used to be on 1st position for 2 years. Recently it has started falling.
What could be the reasons. Few guesses ....
Are comments spoiling the seo ? I am under the impression that comments that have content relating to the post content, should add to the seo.
Having large amount of "source codes" in the post spoils the seo ? Like too many "printf"
If I have 2 articles with title "how to do this" and "how to do this - part 2" then does google treat it bad ?
does comment pagination spoil seo (since it creates link to next comment pages in wordpress) ? But I am already using rel="canonical" to indicate the main post url.
Also note that this url copies 1 of my posts as it is, and it comes in the first page along with the my post
So google is considering that post the same worth as mine!!
I used to see such things at bing. So what exactly is happening to google ??