First off, anyone reading this, know this is NOT TALKING about a penalty caused by my use of "GSA!!"
Let me briefly explain: I have a page that I'm trying to rank that, by all indications, SHOULD be high in the SERPs for certain KWs, comparable to how other pages perform on that same site, optimized similarly.
Instead, the root domain from that same URL comes up in searches, on some on page one, on others on page four, instead. This page is not optimized for those KWs. The page I'm trying to rank once did rank in those slots, apparently. I've done some work with promoting the page via SER, but it's still missing.
I think it's a penalty. Other SEO work was done before I used GSA with this site.
When I enter at a GO0OGLE search prompt: site,.com/page-i-wanna-rank
G returns that page at position 1 as it should.
Anyone know if this suggests a penalty or not?? Thanks..