When the Florida update occurred our site felt it like many others. On a Saturday morning, I checked a particular phrase on Google that has driven many, many new customers to us and our site was gone. I know better, but that sinking feeling set in.
About 3 weeks before, we began the process of changing our domain name from a keyword rich, hyphenated name to a shorter name that included the name of our SEO service www.toprankmarketing.com. The shorter name had already been used in radio interviews and our listing in the Marketing Sherpa Guide to SEO Firms.