Whitey - 2:22 am on Sep 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
trinorthlighting - I'm going to keep an open mind on this as well.
I really think it all boils down to one thing, at the end of the day Google has a finite amount of unique visitors to spread around to us. As long as we play by the rules we are allowed an allowance of those visitors up to a point.
Could be , but I'd like to think not though. Wouldn't it make sense for Google to serve the most relevant sites.
Drall - one thing that strikes me is that you visitor count is substantial at 1M + visits . Could it be that your optimisation traffic driver techniques are at the "high end" with IBL's or are you purely content driven.
Have you isolated when / where your long tail phrases Yo Yo or show differently on different data sets ? - i mean if you are not getting traffic it must mean that at times your results are not showing.