Pass_the_Dutchie - 9:47 pm on Aug 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
I concur with everything said in this and Ted’s referenced thread. Of late, SEO as I have known it seems to be having zero or the reverse intended effect. So far I can only conclude that one of these major factors is that Trust Rank has gone ‘nano’. It seems that if you don’t have the highest level of Trust Rank, or are directly associated or connected to an authority domain, or brand and continue to incorporate traditional SEO techniques chances are your pages will start to tank. We have also noted that targeted pages are dropping out the SERPS and are getting replaced by other, slightly off topic pages within the same domain. Older, established pages which have had very little or no recent SEO seem to be doing fine for both Long and Short Tail. However, this does depend on type of site i.e Static, Forum, News, Blog, E-Comm, etc. Results will differ across the range.
Currently no positive, lasting movement for over 8-12 months. We see new pages after months of (traditionally) clean SEO raise, and months later fall. We are seeing new patterns all over. Established site’s who have done well in the past with little or no active SEO have recently floated to the top.
Hate to admit it but for the first time I am baffled.