anand84 - 10:19 am on May 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
Andylew, it would be terrific if what you said were to be true. Just hoping for the same.
therefor large sites are taking longer to crawl hence taking longer to reposition.
I don't have a very large website..It is a very medium sized website and still I have lost a lot of traffic (of whatever existed before). So I really don't think it's only because of the website being "large".
Anyway, when I now key-in "example" on Google for my example.com domain name, the first two results are for two interior pages - these were two of my hotly linked pages where several PR 7 and 8 (PR just for reference sake) websites had linked to. I have to click on 'Show more results from example.com' to actually see the home page.
I think this is an indication of my earlier speculation that Google now ranks webpages independently. A 10 year old site with several thousand IBLs does not matter to Google now. What matters is how many IBLs you have for that one specific page. And since long-tail pages rarely get that kind of in-links, they have suffered. I have a feeling news portals should be the beneficiaries out of this. Their articles are syndicated across the web which means they generate a lot of IBL to every single article they create.
I had not monitored my keywords before MayDay happened and so I am not able to verify this. It will be interesting to see if members here see a pattern between IBL to individual pages and corresponding ranking of these pages.