About a year ago I put up a site to test out a number of search engine algorithm theories I had. The site is http://stars-without-makeup.info/ and focuses on celebrities or stars without makeup.
The site has never had a huge amount of traffic, and has not ranked highly in any of the engines until recently it moved to #3 and then #2 in Yahoo. Surprisingly this netted between 900 and 1000 visitors per day for a brief period, but just as suddenly as these rankings were bestowed they were gone! Yahoo now ranks the site at 49th and this change occurred overnight.
Why is this?
I’ll be pondering this question and will let you know what happens. I’m looking at content, backlinks and a number of other factors.