I lost most of my rankings for really good keywords in October 2008 but today it seems my website is back to normal in Google. Some keywords are ranking better than they used to back then and some are just a few places down in Google. Now i don’t know whether this is a temporary thing, like some algorithm update but if that stays the same, i’ll be a happy bunny.
As far as the rankings themselves are concerned, most of the keywords have now become more competitive and larger companies are trying very hard with their SEO and spending large amounts of money on it. However, optimisation needs to be done very carefully and there’s this very fine line which if crossed gets your site penalised and makes it very hard to recover from (and may take months as well).
So let’s see if this new update lasts for a bit! (fingers crossed, it will)