wokka - 10:19 am on Feb 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
One thing I've noticed in webmaster tools is that the site links are no longer displaying.
When I search on the domain name in google the six site links are shown in the results - but where you can demote them within WMT they're not showing up.
Does this mean anything? I am beginning to think, as mentioned above that the algo has detected too many traffic targeted anchor texts and therefore discounted a large number of them. However diversified they have been, the problem may be that none of them have been like 'click here' or 'www.sitename. co.uk' etc. They have all been 'traffic keywords' which would obviously look un-natural.
But, there is no message in wmt about un-natural linking patterns etc and still waiting on a reply from them regarding a reconsideration request.
I know I'm being very optimistic with this, but need to cheer myself up somehow and see the light at the end of the tunnel: Could it just be that my site has got caught up in an algo adjustment that will sort itself out in the next few days?