Well, for the 1st time I am stumped. I have a 1 month old .info EMD for a keyword with 33k global and 20k local exact searches for 1 term. There is another KW with very similar stats I was targeting as well. I added all unique content as well as images and the content is generally between 350-700 words, I keep it to a minimum of 350 words but do not set a max limit on the content. In total there are roughly a dozen posts/articles, all unique and another 3 or 4 posts with just images. Each post is backlinked with a small blast of blog posts (around 10 per article), Wiki links(roughly 20), bookmarks and micro blogs then an RSS feed is created and that is backlinked with various links. I also purchased a small PR 1 blog comment package with varied anchors to the home page such as "This site, click here" etc... Yesterday the main KW went to #5 and the secondary went to #6 but today the main kw took a dive to 75 and the secondary to 66. What is unusual is that the homepage was ranking on page 1 for the terms and today the homepage is not ranking at all, the pages that are ranking 75 and 66 are inner pages now. I have used this same method on several sites and this is the only one that has taken a beating like this all of a sudden. I vary my anchor text and keywords, I put all unique self written content on the blog. The ONE thing I have different with this site is I am promoting a Clickbank product. I put a banner in the sidebar and on the top with my affiliate link in it, I also have 3 posts out of the dozen that discusses the product, again with my affiliate link and one of those is a review post which reviews 2 other CB products, so no matter which they choose I get a sale. All other posts are general info, tips etc... I have been able to sort out wild fluctuations like this before due to velocity, or keyword variations, or dup content but never have I seen a disappearing of my page 1 rankings for the root domain when I have been monitoring a site like this. Could it be the affiliate links? My last entry was yesterday around 3 and it was a new page that I titled "Alternatives" which highlighted the 2 CB products I reviewed, again included my affiliate links. As late as midnight the root url was in the top of page 1 for my main 2 KW's and also on page 1 for a handful of other smaller volume KW's. This morning at 8 am, the root url is bye bye and only inner pages are ranking but way back in the SERPS. Thoughts and Solutions?