Planet13 - 10:41 pm on Dec 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
"I heard of several Panda recoveries that followed on URL changes - but the recoveries were short lived and they disappeared after the next Panda Update."
I guess even a short term recovery is better than no recovery...
Thank you for the feedback:
"Do the old-pages still rank well in alternate search engines that use Google results? (Like FoxStart) "
Nope, not anymore.
For a long time (several months) the home page ranked for the keyword blue widgets in place of the blue-widgets.html page (both in the google results as well as in aol or other search engines that made use of select sets of google results).
One reason I believed that the home page was ranking for the term blue widgets in lieu of the blue-widgets,html page was because the home page had the words "Blue Widgets" as the first words in the title element (of the home page).
I have removed the word "blue widgets" from the title element of the home page a few weeks ago and, having just checked search results yesterday, it appears to have dropped from Page 1 of the SERPs to nowhere in the SERPs for that keyword.
Thanks again, and thanks in advance for any other thoughts. I am pretty much at wit's end on how to get this page back onto page 1 of the SERPs, aside from changing the page URL.