OK, I just found out from Google what happended on the 18th that sent all our sites sliding down the rankings again.
A secretary with a big butt stood up to stretch and her left butt cheeck bumped into one of Google's ranking control knobs, sending all our sites to the bottom of the heap, while the scraper sites who stole our content enjoy top ranking.
Msg#: 34398 posted 11:47 am on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)
I'm seeing some May 16th/17th type results appearing on Google.com now. However when I browse to the IP shown when I mouseover the cached link, 18.104.22.168, I get the currently dominant resultset that is on most datacenters.
Anyone else seeing this?
When I ping www.google.com I get the following info:
Pinging www.l.google.com [22.214.171.124] with 32 bytes of data:
The pinged IP address is changing every minute or so.