macneil - 5:43 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)
OK, will explain. I know I'm going to get flack but at the time I designed these website I did not even know this forum existed so built these websites on what knowledge I had at that time.
I built one website of approximately 50 pages. I then copied it 70 times. I then went back and changed the front page of each of the 70 websites. I then changed the name that appeared of all the interior pages (just the name that viewers see but the "title" stayed the same.
All the pages on every website link to each of the 70 websites on the index page. All of the interior pages of each website has links only to the other pages of that particular website.
68 of the 70 websites have been punished (dropped WAY down in the rankings) and 2 have not. The only thing different between these websites that I can find is links to the interior pages of that particular website.
In other words the 2 websites that did NOT get punished link to the other websites. But .. I did the links to their own interior pages wrong and that's about 50 dead links. Google did not punish these websites.
I'm sorry. The more I explain the more confusing it must sound. Bottom line was Google must have found all these duplicate interior pages on 70 websites and banned anybody who linked to these pages with these "title" names. I wonder if that is a lifetime punishment or if anyone has had similar experience and was able to have life after near-death.