Sunday, July 06, 2008
Many, many, many poker bloggers are finding that they've been dogged by Google, with a drop in page rank and a disappearance from search results. If you search Google for hella holdem right now, you'll see that I too have fallen off the map.
It appears to be related to buying/selling links / banner ads / affiliate programs. On the page to request reconsideration by Google, they note:
In general, sites that directly profit from traffic (e.g. search engine optimizers, affiliate programs, etc.) may need to provide more evidence of good faith before a site will be reconsidered.
I'm not sure if it will do any good, but you can request reconsideration from Google.