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On Staurday 11th & 12thFeb, some of our servers were down for maintenance and our site was slow.
2 weeks later (Feb 23rd), we had fallen of the ranks for many keywords (some where we had been no. 1 for years). Investigation usink link: command showed that pages that were supposed to be linking inwards were no longer recoginised as containing the link. As linking text is very important on Google, naturally the pages are suffering.
Next Saturday (Feb 18h) and every Saturday GoogleBot visited us aggressively as usual, but so far the inward linking text is still not recognised. Any ideas how long before Google will reinclude this importat criteria into it's caculations.
Is it just a question of recoginising that the inward link exists, or does Google need to find it several times before it re-includes it?
It looks like google has data missing on our site. It appears that there are 2 databases: 1 that contains on-page content; this is updated daily. One that contains that entire link structure. This is missing data.