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Last night most all search traffic started drying up. This is across the board on all search terms for the site.
I found the new position for the top term which was on page 1 yesterday afternoon - on page 50 tonight. Now I've been tracking things and am seeing my position for this term drop about 9 places every 15-30 minutes. I'm currently on page 54 for this term now.
The site looks fine for site: and link: operators.
Anyone know what I am experiencing?
I would start by looking at what you've been doing over the last few weeks, look at your content make sure its not weak, look at linking partners make sure the links are still in place or they haven't picked up a penalty, last thing ...............wait after all we all know G is jumping between the new / old G so you could be caught in between and the best approach is just to wait and see what happens
All the best
I guess I'll have to accept things are in a great state of flux and just hope something close to the original rankings return at some point.
Did you try site:www.sitename.com followed by the sitename without www. and .com ?
This can give some really strange results. For instance I have a 2000 pager which only shows 250 for a regular site search, but with the sitename as a stipulated term after the site search the sandbox returns 1800 pages.
Currently on page 48 for the keyword I've been tracking through this thread.
I've also checked Google Webmaster tools and looked at the top search queries for the site. All my original rankings are still there and it shows this was last updated September 18th. I realize this is for the last 7 days, though nothing has changed.
Are you the owner or the webmaster?
My first intuitive thought is/was:
"somehow they placed rel=nofollow on all/some internal links."
In other words, you (or the webmaster) needs to go thru the painstaking task of analyzing:
all source codes,
all robots directives,
ANY small changes someone made to the site in the past month.
As a start, get the free site-spidering program to analyze your site.
You have to give us all the info you can, even it doesn't seem important to you.