I have a bizarre situation with a client's website - it's a tiny niche, very local and UK based (with a .co.uk). Up until 4 months ago, this was the state of play; BEFORE 3 yr old domain local website, lots of content page 1 for numerous search terms Google Places listing website (inc sitemap) submitted to Google Webmaster & crawled Client (now) started a Google Adwords campaign, now; AFTER Site nowhere in Google organic (any KWs) Site only shown on Places if exact term is searched for. Organic listing not shown Site not listed at all when checked with "site:domain.com" All webmaster & analytics accounts running as normal Now I've come into this problem only in the last few days, so those are the facts as I know them. The client swears he has done ZERO linkbuilding and updates the site from time to time with new services/products etc. His site is very poorly optimised, which would explain the drop in rankings after the last algo change but it wouldn't explain the lack of results when searching with "site:domain.com" The site is hosted with Vodahost in the US (I have no experience of them). Any comments welcome, particularly if the assumption that the site is sandboxed, why does he still have a 'places' listing that appears very very occasionally.