MikeNoLastName - 10:38 pm on Nov 24, 2003 (gmt 0) Mike
Maybe this will help clarify the mystery. Regarding "location lodging", "locations rentals", etc. Early last week we found that everything was working perfectly and as expected for our moderately optimized PR4-PR5 and above pages. #1-10 ranks on appropriate keywords for each separate page. Suddenly around midweek everything flip-floped and suddenly only our HOME PAGE which links together all the other areas was being indexed in the top 10 more or less where the other pages were individually before. About the only place the home page has ANY of the 2-4 word key phrases is in the ANCHOR TEXT to the other (formerly high-placed) pages.
Does this mean Google is now placing emphasis on WHO you link to, instead of who you are?