flicky - 3:03 pm on Jul 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
One of my best keywords reappeared yesterday for most of the day in a favorable position slightly better than before the redesign. It's gone today, however.
Strange that ONE keyword would reappear. It gives me faith that things are being "sorted out".
Regarding the navigation links... yes, I did add a site-wide navigation bar that did not exist before. It contains about 20 links to each section of my directory-based site. I don't see how that could trash things though. If anything, it makes it easier for googlebot to discover the other important sections of my site. Each section has always enjoyed it's own favorable results within Google.