Midhurst - 5:42 pm on May 13, 2004 (gmt 0)
One site, from those referred to in my earlier post, got hammered in February for a 4-word keyphrase.
It went right down the rankings. It definitely upset Google's then algo in respect of keyword repetition and density.I've left it untouched since then.
Now its returned to almost where it was - the position it has always held in Yahoo.
CONCLUSION: GOOGLE HAVE DECIDED IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE TO EASE UP ON THIS 'PENALTY' - PERHAPS I SHOULD SAY REDUCTION IN BROWNIE POINTS.
It seems as if Google are having second thoughts in some areas, rolling back the algo a bit for niche sectors.Perhaps they are beginning to feel the 'heat' from a nascent Yahoo. I wish!
What are you finding?