makemetop - 9:54 am on Aug 11, 2000 (gmt 0)
Yes - all the sites are there but their rankings have gone! Simplest one to check on (because there are not too many sites) is my site for the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland. For the phrase 'Irish steam trains' they were always in the top 2 or 3 - now vanished with 2 German sites (who do sell videos about Irish steam trains)in position 1 & 2 then sites about garden railways, australian steam trains, the West Clare railway and Irish jigs! Then Yahoo entries (which seem right for the RPSI listing in Yahoo) then stuff about transport systems Irish Ferries, harbours in Ireland - but Irish steam trains not a sight. However type in "Irish steam trains" and they are #1 of 1 site! Same thing with a load of customers. Had a double glazing manufacturer who had #1 listing with that phrase (with or without 's') and top 10 for 'double glazing'. Vanished in to the few thousand sites listed - but site is still there. I've lost no sites over night just all the rankings have turned topsy-turvy. Thing is what do we do? At least before when customers disappeared we could tell them about the DB and they were believing us because the sites re-appeared in the same positions. Now the sites are there - but at position 1,000?! That's a LOT worse!!!