Its the main page (which has no gaps) that has dropped down to about 100. thats the one i monitor mainly.
I recently added some more unique text content to some of my pages and i am thinking maybe i over optimised it using too many keywords. I have re edited it so the number of keywords are the same as before the issue.
I also put a keyword in the author tag along with my name, something like "Bob Smith: Artist"
i have since removed this but am wondering if that was what caused the problem. I dont use link farms or buy links.
However i did recently pay for manual submission to 100 directories.
Yeh Bee, i think i made a mistake with the bulk submission I won't try that again.
Jbin, I'm at number 4 in yahoo and at number 1 in Bing for my main phrase
I just did a sweep for any 'hidden text' that might have mistakenly got on my site. When i viewed the site with jacascript disabled (as an seo site suggested),i saw a link from my web hosting company back to one of their sites, at the top of every single page on my site!
Its a free host package i recently changed to.
Would google classify this as a 'hidden text' issue ?