I’m not sure but on Jan. 23rd 2008 something went wrong and a lot of my sites lost their hard gained Google rank for some competitive keywords.
One of them which was the 1st, can’t be found on first 5 pages now and most of the others also lost their rank significantly.
So what’s up?
My sites couldn’t get penalized because there is nothing wrong about them, also it can not be a result of a competition because they all went down in one day while they have no relation whatsoever. All I can think of is that the algorithm used by Google to sort the search results is changed and my site’s don’t do very well with the new algorithm.
I hope its temporary but if it’s really changed I have to consider some time to do research on the current top rank websites.
BTW, it will be much easier and more effective to analyze the result if I get some other samples beside my own, so if you’ve got similar stories with your site please share with us and together we can get into a new solution more quickly.
Again and as usual I’ll keep here updated so keep in touch.