vampke - 9:28 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0) Interesting replies so far.
The sites I was referring to are only about 20-35 pages and full of usefull info for a very specific crowd.
I had the last site on a server from my internet access provider using the free webspace they offered (url shaped like [user.isp.tld...] but recently registered a proper url and moved the site to a professionnal server. the serps for the new site where up to snuff in a couple of weeks, since I asked the linking sites to chanhe links to the new site.
I used a little php in the new design (just includes, no dynamic url's) and switched from html 4.0 to xhtml. The content is practically unchanged and the pages still have the same url's.
Since the move to a 'real' url I have a couple of incoming links from dmoz and 4 from wikipedia (4 different languages). According to the 'live pagerank extension' in firefox the PR has risen to 5 where it was only 2 before the move.
Still I'm doing VERY poorly in the serps :'-(
Interesting replies so far.