Alright guys, just want to know if anyone is experiencing a similar problem to what I'm having. I've got a site that I started in late-September/early-October. I threw up a few unique articles and periodically added comments via Caffeinated Content. I pinged it from time to time. On Nov. 22nd, it got 1 hit but on the 23rd, it had 40 and the #'s just kept growing. It finally started averaging about 120 hits / day and I was making $4-5 / day in Adsense (which was cool). On Dec. 14th (three weeks later), the site totally fell off the face of Google's earth. There was no steady decline, there was no warning - just gone. It wasn't de-indexed as I could type in site:www.mysite.com and could see it but it wasn't ranking, Google bots stopped coming and my Adsense dollars for this blog have vanished. To date, the site has yet to recover and short of a few referrals from backlinks, it's getting me nowhere. What's weird, is I can use Code: www.googlerankings.com and use my API and it says that my site is on Page 8 but when I go to Page 8 or any page around that, my site still isn't showing up. I'd been reading up and haven't found any conclusive evidence (is there such a thing as conclusive when you're talking about Google) as to why this has happened. I've searched my Webmaster Tools account and haven't received any notifications from Google, my site is verified and all looks clean on that front. I then added some Webmaster Tools widgets on my iGoogle dashboard and for this specific site, I receive the following error: Code: Our system is currently busy. Please try again in a few minutes. So based on my research I'm guessing it's one of a few things. 1) I Googled the above mentioned error message and read where Google screwed up their algo in October and people were experiencing the same thing. I'm thinking maybe I'm a victim now but that wouldn't make sense since they were supposed to have that issue resolved by now. 2) My site is about designer apparel and accessories and I've read that Big G slams sites like this closer to the holidays so I'm thinking it could be this reason. 3) I've heard that some times sites can disappear and then reappear a few days / weeks later. How long should one really wait and should I contact Google? So, I have three questions: 1) Who, if any of you have experienced a similar situation and what your thoughts are as to my suggestions or ANY other possibilities. 2) Is anyone else experiencing the same thing right now with any of their sites? 3) Why is Code: googlerankings.com reading out that the site is on Page 8 but when I physically look, the site is nowhere to be seen?