You may or may not be aware that Google released a new version of the Panda algorithm on the 23rd of March which caused a major shift in search engine rankings with some sites going up and some going down.
Mug shop was unfortunately one of the sites which was bumped from the top of page one to around page 7. There is no apparent reason why this should have occurred and it is still unclear if it is a result of something we haven’t done right or a glitch in Googles algorith. (we are not the only ones effected – have a look at the posts on this blog on Googles webmasters central.)
Since Google do not really give any information out to what may be the cause of the problem there is a need to look at everything. One of the issues we had was with a parked domain (this actually was caused by a bug in googles parked domain classifier. A fellow zen carter suggested that a locating the blog on its own site could prove beneficial so, since there was a domain sitting around free the blog was moved. As you can now see the mug shops blog now sits on its own URL personalisedmugs.biz .
If you have a link to the old blog then there is no need to change anything as we have included a redirect from the old blog which takes place automatically. Hopefully the latest google saga will be at an end soon and we can get back to creating cool new personalised mug designs for you.