kd454 - 6:49 pm on Jun 13, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: kd454 at 6:56 pm (utc) on Jun 13, 2010]
I don't think it was your links, I have a few of these small sites with great content as well. Same thing has happened to them, was looking for this post. Back to building real sites :)
I figured google would get tired of these sites, thank god they did now and not after I invested too much more $
Maybe they will comeback who knows? These sites have become a virus on the internet gorg will do something about them.. I think they devalued exact domain names. I have looked at for other small niche sites I had seen ranking and there gone as well.
You can pretty much blame it on the people making the one page total crap sites and using the exact domain name to rank on page 1, you think google is/was going to just let that crap stay out there forever. Then people like us/me who made a few small sites with good content get hit as well.
I think I can get mine to rank, will take time and effort and not rely on just a few article links and the exact domain name.
[edited by: kd454 at 6:56 pm (utc) on Jun 13, 2010]