TyMax - 1:24 pm on Feb 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
@indyank, I was not using a canonical url or link on that page, or any site pages. I could have been hacked but I do not think that is the problem in total. I notice other results for the niche market we are in are all coming in odd, not like they do on Bing which was about the same as Google.
Makes me wonder if Google maybe making changes to throw off Bing's index checking. All I know if on Bing/Yahoo and others things are fine, but Google has eliminated the main information page we used that provided high placement for a wide range of keywords for our industry.
The page was in place many years as a go to place for other sites to better learn termination for global and domestic terms for the products we carry. When I started our website back in 1996 different products were often called by the same term. It was confusing so I put the page together and as new companies opened websites many would borrow my terms.
I say borrow rather than steal since they were not copying the site. I could tell they were just learning and adjusting to what I had posted. Some have stolen whole title and keyword and description word for word. These people I sent polite emails to. So the page was a bench mark, but maybe it was to good? So Google has flagged it as a false positive for spam?
Most of my other pages still rank well but I see changes there too which has me worried what Google is changing and how it will effect sites that have a long history of highly relevant information. I know Google does not like redundancy so some years back in eliminated via robot and tags pages that could have been crawled and looked at as redundant.
Like many I have watched Google change over the years and will hold tight a week or more to see what is all going on before I look at making changes. You use to be able to email Google and get a reply as to what your site issue might be, those times are long gone.