Freedom - 5:14 am on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've seen a massive disappearance in backlinks as Google must be discounting them, and even removing many pages from the search engine. I checked out several low quality blogs and directories I used to have links on and those pages are gone. Disappeared. If you had a link from a sub-par page, changes are that page is gone from the index, or your link just doesn't count.
Around April 1, I went from 3,000 to 1,600. And then on May 1, I lost another 300 to 1,300. Despite this, Yahoo reports 15,000 links.
So Google's new interpretation of my site is that it has a lot less links which has affected it's short and long tail rankings.
Fewer links seems to have hit my adsense account with a bad bout of smart pricing.