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    I'm getting higher positions for my games but all my category pages have gone down dramatically and the homepage still isnt listed for basically any relevant term...

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    I'm at where I was like 2 months ago. 2 months of slow progress is gone in a day. :\

    And the sites above me are rather worthless.
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    Has anyone noticed any change today? There seems to have hardly been any?

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    I haven't noticed anything unfortunately
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    Get off you segway and stop these google enginereers recking havoc the boss of google!

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    Backlinks were updated on my Google, but strangely have reverted back to the old version. I assume this means they're still tinkering.
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    va datacenters had changed backlinks for me...

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    On this thread of websites no longer coming up under their keywords: I have found (in my area of interest) that it is us small guys that have been knocked way down or off altogether and replaced almost exclusively by large corporate, commercial sites. It is not simply an old cache as I have monitored my placement carefully over the previous year and the google database never dubplicated this abberation on an earlier date. Specifically I had worked my way up from #240 to #3 under the keyword phrase "rocking chairs". All of my primary competitors were in the top 50. None of us were even in the top 100 as of Sunday morning. I believe that one of the primary reasons that google has been successful is that we all felt they tried to the best of their ability to maintain an even playing field. If they loose that core credibility I for one will no longer use them or advertise with them.

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    Keywester - I agree completely. I've noticed similar issues as you have explained. Also, I still notice lots of completely bogus results. Results that make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
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    I have a PR 7 page that is no where to be found... most corporations don't get that high.
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    The sites above me almost seem un-optimized... I wonder if that has anything to do about it.

    Does anyone have any real concrete notions of why everything's so haywire? Or is everyone else in the dark? :\
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    It appears the biggest thing this google update has done is lower the value of anchor text on internal links.

    Example: Search google on led flashlight. ThinKGeek was #1... cause they have a pagerank of 8!! on that page.

    Now look at all the people ahead of thinkgeek. Look at their backward links, and how they aren't internal.
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    I'm not sure it has so much to do with the actual anchor text, but rather where a link comes from.

    It seems that the sites with many backlinks from a select few domains (ie, loads of internal links for example) will do worse than sites that have links from more varied sources.

    This would be similar to the way in which having two links to the same site on one page -- only one of the links will count. I think it would be on a dampened scale though, so for each link found to a site from within the same domain, its importance is dampaned compared to the previous link found. Just an idea...

    This would make sense, because it means that one site isn't more powerful than another site purly because it can place links on loads of pages. A vote is more equal.

    But then, you'd expect to see this reflected in the PR. Which I haven't, so that's that theory out the window lol

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    I have conflicting information about internal links.

    I've seen some instances where I can attribute the drop to internal links, but the sites that have risen don't have more external links than the sites that dropped.

    Also I have some pages that get all their PR from internal links and they're still doing well.
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