Andylew - 9:19 pm on May 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
I thought it was confirmed as an algo change, which to me means both things are possible. Could it just be that with the new algo some pages no longer make the cut?
Sorry I wasnt very clear in my last post - It was confirmed as an algo change that effects rankings not listing of sites, ie large sites can still expect all their pages to be listed but they may appear lower or indeed higher than before. See vanessas article linked earlier in the thread where google confirmed this. What we are experiencing is a re-listing from scratch of our site not a reduced position in the search (others seem to be experiencing the opposite?), until it has been relisted we cant compare rankings to see if we have gone up or down. For a large site (1mil+ pages) it can however take upto 6 months for it to be fully listed. We have no complaints, once the relisting is complete we can take some before and after measurements and adjust seo accordingly. Until then maybe I will sit in the english sunshine! OK thats out the question, more great content it is then!