It's been a while since I've really studied Google's algorithms but I have a question for anyone that is up to date on them.
I have a site, let's call it www.example.com and it has been on page #1 of the SERPS since about 2006 for its one word keyword (the name of a large city). About a year ago, I decided to add a second language and make the English the secondary language to appeal more broadly to the local market. So I moved the English content from www.example.com to www.example.com/en
Well, a year later Google still hasn't picked up the English index /en
About a month ago it came back on page 6 of the SERPS, then dropped to page 13, then to 16 and now it is gone again.
I can say, being quite objective, that it easily one of the top sites in its niche in terms of size, quality, content, etc so this is pretty surprising.
Any ideas as to why Google won't pick it back up?
[edited by: tedster at 9:47 pm (utc) on July 17, 2009]
[edit reason] switch to example [/edit]