backdraft7 - 5:12 am on Feb 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
Another dead day. Using the preview tool, I am seeing my site listed in the top of the serps, in some cases occupying an incredible THREE or FOUR positions, from the first position on down consecutively.
Even with that, low to no converting sales. This sure is a funny little game Google is playing. It's as if we appear in the serps, yet have a transparent penalty applied blocking traffic.
I can throw a dart at my list of 10,000 key phrases and nearly all show the site in a position above the fold. I'd feel worse if we were all alone on this, but many other are seeing the same yo-yo patterns.
On an odd side note - I have a hosting reseller site that has been online for bout 6 years, used only for my own personal referrals. It's pretty much a first draft keyword loaded mess. I NEVER get any sales off the web on that site, but now, when my other site traffic is down, I have started getting orders on the dead, never maintained site. Go figure.