• http://www.seomoz.org randfish

    Barry – thanks for the kind words. That’s really interesting stuff about the SELand article not ranking for its own name. We have the same issue with a page that had previously been very well ranked and earned tons of inbound links – our recommended list – seomoz.org/article/recommended – I’m not sure if it’s a bug, or if both the SELand post and that list are linking out to some sources that Google finds objectionable.

  • http://www.travellerspoint.com/ Sam I Am

    Google is clearly having issues with some sites and how it’s ranking them. My guess is that some filters are being set too tight and it’s affecting a lot of sites it shouldn’t be affecting. When even you guys like searchengineland and seomoz have penalized pages, you know something is wacky! 5 minutes on Google Groups will give you a list of 10 new sites complaining about the same thing each day.

    The problem here is that Google is no longer serving up the most relevant results for the search query. That’s a BIG problem if you think of it from a user point of view, let alone from the website’s or webmaster’s pov. How do you explain to a user that one day one site is listed at spot number 3 and the next at 950 and two days later back at 3 and 4 days later back down to 950. None of my ‘non tech’ friends understand this, and rightfully so.