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Domain is 6 years old and the website is 5.
Page Rank 5 (was 6).
However - what I meant was:
1) Used to come up in top 3 for numerous related SERP's for this website.
2) It is still #1 in Y!, MSN etc for all related SERP's
3) Quality site (IMO) with good cotent and no bad SEO stuff in there
4) No pointers etc - no errors
5) Google sitemap working on it
However - nowhere to be found in G - since September 2005
I have just been waiting - thinking that if one plays the game correct, concentrates on content and ease of access, etc - things would come back....
Weeks have turned into months.
Was always #1 in Google for all related keyword phrases..... for over 3 years.
Still in that position in MSN and Yahoo.
G has dumped the website though.
Still there if I search for www.thewebsite.com in G - but thats as useful as a chocolate kettle for me.
I have read those osts over and over...
to be honest I tend to just "lurk and learn"
Thanks though. Those posts are excellent and I have over the years learned a lot from these forums.
The website really follows "the rules" as best as I can see....
Short of putting hairy scary H1 tags on the pages - I dont know what else to do.
H1 tags can be your friend; every page should have one :-)
I rank real good for certain key words on one google data center but I am no where on the charts for the other data centers. I also have been noticing that google is not so quick to update its cache on new pages, etc... May be you need to just wait it out if you have good quality pages.
We are also at the top of the serps in Y & MSN and used to rank very well in Google until October. We still are on the first page for many of our important keyphrases but have dropped a few pages for other important ones.
One thing I've noticed is that some of the notorious spammers in our industry are now ranking well in Google. Either the game's not over yet or Google is just screwed up.