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1) Anyone else seeing stuff like this?
2) Any idea why?
One other item, they are no longer showing a cache for most of these pages. When and why does the cache go away?
Hope none similar has happened with your site?
a. Why did the caches disappear?
b. Why is MSN still showing the old SERPs? (We're not complaining of course, but it is curious)
There have been some minor fluctations to this position, but nothing that has seen us enter the top 100 again. I thought I was dreaming when I saw it happen, but obviously not!
1) New top 20 - there was group of about 30 or so sites that shared the top 20 and changed positions. Most are gone. Many good players too.
2) Stripped down pages seem be at the top.
3) Very few links - like less than 10 in some cases.
Strange. Keywords don't seem to relevant. Metatags don't seem relevant. Internal and external links don't seem relevant. To be honest, it looks almost totally random.
joined:July 19, 2002
Our primary competitor also had hundreds of indexed pages, and while they still remain in the top for keywords, their indexed page count has dropped to 11.
There doesn't appear to be any method behind the dropped pages. Some are top-level, some of the ones that are still indexed are buried back under three directory levels.
Neither us nor our competitor are affiliate spammers. We have lots of good content for the widgets we manufacture, unique content on each page. I think Yahoo had a screw-up.