fred9989 - 10:16 am on Oct 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
No change in SERPs and vanishing or peek-a-boo business seems to be a growing lament in Google forums.
I am also witnessing this and couldn't believe this...not sure what is happening...
One possible reason could be "GOOGLE INSTANT" and the more prominent ad at the top...but I am keeping my fingers crossed :(
I am wondering if this reflects a bug in Google's so-called customized search results. I have a site which appears to be at position 3 in g..gle.com for a highly specific and high volume search term - and should therefore be bringing in large sales - yet nothing, zilch
...and while it would be easy to assume that the cause lies with the buying public, or whatever, I strongly suspect that even though I repeatedly try the search with customization off, and signed out of Google, and with all caches cleared, Google is somehow still presenting my customized search results. This would mean that the option "disable customisations based on search activity" is not functioning.
And to investigate that I am getting the same search done by my contacts around the world just to see how dramatically different - or not - their results are from my optimistic view of my site's prominence. Will report back.