crobb305 - 6:14 pm on May 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
When you search for your domain name, where do you find it listed? It really sounds like the "minus" penalty. I have experienced it before, and while I called it -50, I found a variance among individual phrases such that some were approximately -30 while others were approximately -60. It also seemed to fluctuate from week to week. For simplicity, I would approach it as if it were a -50 (you'll find previous discussions about it here on WebmasterWorld). Many who have observed the penalty (including myself) have said it lasted 3 months (probably a time-imposed penalty that ends up being a function of your improvements during that time).