MLHmptn - 4:26 am on Oct 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Has that kind of URL consistently lost ranking for you recently?
A majority of my keywords and/or URL's are ranking well and have not lost any rankings though I do have some URL's (as most everyone does) where I continue to try to rank better and it could only be OOP causing their decline. This is really only concerning my secondary keywords though that tend to be synonyms of the targeted keyword(s) and their receiving some kind of boost.
The main reason I bring this up as well is because there have been many, many of times that I try everything in my power to boost the targeted keyword(s) and no matter what I do it just doesn't happen (sometimes it actually deteriorates the ranking if I go too far, OOP assumingly).
It's just striking me that these secondary keywords are getting these boosts without any inbound anchors targeting these secondary keywords whereas before they weren't anywhere in the top 10 results and now they are #1 or #2. My competitors must be scratching their heads as well because I surely am!