robzilla - 10:29 am on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0) ChicagoFan67: g1smd: From the surface, then, it looks like they're just not looking any further than the first part of the extension, i.e. .org. Not very Googlesque.
Quoting a post by tedster in the Yo-Yo Topic [webmasterworld.com]:
[..] one trigger for the Google Yo Yo seems to be a sudden increase in ranking, according to the initial algo calculation. It looks like Google will not stably award a suddenly higher ranking in a competitive SERP.
Do you think it's possible that the removal of so many external links from this site could have brought on an overall boost in PageRank, since more of it would now be flowing through the site and back to the homepage compared to when there were a lot of links to other sites, or that perhaps a previous demotion as a result of the (site-wide) link exchanges is slowly being lifted? As a result of that, the site may have gone up the rankings disproportionally, say from 100+ to top 10, and have hit some sort of trigger..? I'm inclined to think it has something to do with the recent site changes.
One other thing - I was showing up on Aol search before Google.
But not from the very beginning, if I understand correctly? Search results on AOL seem to be in less of a flux, and perhaps aren't used for experimenting as much as on Google, if at all, so we may not be seeing these effects there.
g1smd: From the surface, then, it looks like they're just not looking any further than the first part of the extension, i.e. .org. Not very Googlesque.