Why Would A Local-Term Article In A Less Competitive Niche That Ranked 1st On SERPs For About A Year Drop To 10th Position?

By April

 

In episode 200 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked for possible reasons why an article for a local term in a less competitive niche that ranked number one on SERPs for about a year dropped to 10th position.

 

The exact question was:

I had an article of mine ranking #1 on a local term for almost a year, now its in the #10 position. It doesnt appear like the competition got any fiercer, if anything pages with no links are ranking higher than me. What are the possibilities, how do you think about something like this?

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