RoySpencer - 8:29 pm on Jun 19, 2005 (gmt 0)
There has definitely been an algorithm change. Most of our highly ranked pages (about 100 of them) dropped in the SERPs about 2 days ago...MSN traffic is way down now. From our experience with getting higher ranks than we deserved up until now, it could be MSN has reduced the weight given to (1) links from the same IP address, (2) direct keyword matches in anchor text, (3) direct keyword matches in HTML title and (4) H1 headings. I believe that one or more of these 4 elements seemed to be giving us our excellent rankings up until now.