Google's latest update - may be an indication of the beginning of a decline.
Have been tracking the first page SERPs for the term:
search engine optimization
for a couple of years now - under the theory that anyone who gets on the first page of Google or Yahoo - for THAT
TERM has to be up-to-date on all the Algos and techniques (NO-ONE gets that
These are probably the most savy - and of course with all the pro-active "spam" filtering that goes on - they have to be reasonably Honest
SEOs (at least on their OWN
site - - they are probably being constantly analyzed by OTHER SEOs who might report them in an instant.
Bringing this point up because - on the last update TWO
first page listings that have been on or near the front page for about Two years - SUDDENLY - disappeared COMPLETELY.
They STILL have their credited amount of Backward's links - but doing a queary for their urls in Google -DOES NOT - display their title TAGs - Only their URL - with NO TITLE or DESCRIPTION
What is apparent is that ANYONE
could suddenly loose all they have worked for - fortunately they still have their positions on Yahoo and MSN -
But One has to wonder if this is a result of Reverse Engineering
being programmatically stretched beyond it's limits - just an indication of Google attempting to grow it's Database too fast logistically.
Of course to the end user - S-0-0 WHAT - there are So-o many good listings that a tiny percentage of flaws are insignificant statistically - but for those in the SEO / Website promotion business - Maybe you should ADD
a slightly different additional Homepage with a second Domain - -BEWARE