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In the new Google search, prefilling the results on the Google home page, my site appears to prefill when you begin typing my-site-, it is prefilled to click onto my-site-name.co.uk. My site name is a very popular search term / keyword. For my main keyword (which is the name of the site) I am #1 in many foreign google results and in google.de for my main keyword I am #1 with a list of 8 internal page links below.
If I do a search for my-site-name.co.uk I am #1 with a list of 8 internal page links below. If my search is done as my domain name with spaces eg. my site name .co.uk, I am #4 with a list across the page of 4 internal pages. If I do a serch for my-site-name with no co.uk I am not in the first 100 and the first site that appears is an AboutUs Wiki Page. My home page still apears #1 in the results if you search keyword 2009, and a list of other phrases.
If I do a related search for my home page it comes back as no results, although on the internal pages I still get a list of related sites.
I have had no page rank reduction, site is updated with around 9 new pages weekly.
If so (and you're using Apache) you need the code in [webmasterworld.com...] to redirect to one canonical form, and you need to link to '/' from within your site.
There have been nothing new out of the normal carried out on home page. The drop in position coincided with the new automatic complete on the Google search.
An update of positioning:
My URL is written as mysite-name, (the same words as a very populr keyword) although the keyword is spaced "my site name". A limited number of searches is carried out as "mysite name" in wich I was also #1. Yesterday I was nowhere to be seen for spelling this way, today I am #9 with 4 mini links below. For the correct spelling I am not in the results today.
It did recently yo-yo back and forth from first to 3rd or 4th page, but now is out altogether. Some interior pages rank in the hundreds for main-phrase, but the homepage is totally gone for it.
I'm wondering whether it's an automated or hand applied penalty for the phrase.
It seems to be a penalty for that specific phrase, which is what it's always ranked the best for.
tedster closed the -50 thread to continue the discussion in this thread:
And yes, a few points are made in that discussion that definitely apply to this site which could be the cause of the penalty. I'm just wondering (unless it's a fluke) whether it would be a manual or automated penalty.