One trend I noticed after this 'Florida Effect' is that for many of the competitive keywords (where we lost the top rankings) the sites with dmoz listing is now buried down, which earlier use to be on the top..
anyone else experiencing this..
Our sector is the same Nov 16 for top postions, we are nowhere to be found, unless we call the page name directly in google.
Googlebot indexed our index page plus a few others yesterday morning, but no sign of a new date stamp.
Yes, hopefully this might move things. DomEsme was the other way round, freshtags = horrific snapped lift cable style drops,leaving a sick squirmy feeling in the stomach.
On another note - indented results sure do seem to be the order of the day!
[edited by: James_Dale at 3:35 pm (utc) on Nov. 17, 2003]
Good observation, LogicMan. My missing index page also lacks a fresh tag.
My index page has a fresh tag (16th) but still doesn't appear as normal.
wouldn't worry about -in too much.
Google isn't in the top 100 for search engine. Although, given the current state of G, maybe Yahooligans does deserve to outrank google for this query :)
The oddest part about this update is sites in very specific areas with little to no optimisation tactics are simply missing from relevant serps.
There may very well be data issues as there were during the spring.
[edited by: mfishy at 3:40 pm (utc) on Nov. 17, 2003]
Having looked at allintitle which gives us #27 we checked allintext which we cannot find ourselves listed.
allintext looks nearly the same as the standard listings, so we are thinking that titles are not fully included in the search now
nb. my old index page is still showing under major searwords
I just noticed that for our main 3 keyword phrase, that the results have changed from 5,000,000 results to just 788,000. My index page dropped from #4 to the mid 50s. From 1-50 I am seeing several sites that are repeating, several completely non-relevent sites, and some sites that have not been updated in over 4 years.
Guess Ill go back to work and give it another day or two.
Allinnachor, allintext and allintitle in -va and -in return
an much older cache of my index page although before the update freshbot changed it twice for a fresher version.
They say when changing the algo they use an older dataset which they think is more *stable*.
Does this probably mean that fresher content is soon to come and push out some old content in the SERPS?
Is that what's implied in GG's "3-4 days to settle" note?
<< They say when changing the algo they use an older dataset which they think is more *stable*. >>
By all means, do it, but why not use www2, www3 as was the case before?
Trigger-happy, I'd say -- never was a good idea.
When I do a search with some keywords where my site was on the first page before Florida, the page doesn't appear. However, when I add "&fliter=0" to the end of the URL and press enter, my result appears on that page.
Is anyone else seeing this?
Can anyone explain exactly what filter=0 does?
We now have 3 #1 postions for keywords that never came anywhere before, this doesn't help much as the keywords for the core business don't work anymore.
Maybe Google needs to be optimised - any volunteers?
Search engine they are no 3
As you say search engines - nowhere
hehe, I was referring to www-in, where google is nowhere on search engine
Just joking around with it...
Napoleon said a while back:
|a) Most webmasters recognizing there is something wrong |
b) They complain repeatedly in volume
c) Google goes into denial
d) The odd webmaster whose sites have stayed firm or have benefitted claims the index is cleaner
e) GG seizes upon this as evidence that all is fine
f) The majority continue to point out problems. The vast majority notice good sites falling away for no apparent reason (at least in terms of quality reasons)
g) GG goes relatively quiet
h) Some in the outside world also start to notice something isn't right
i) The hum on this board continues but at lower volume
j) The word outside is still spreading
Eventually, at least previously:
k) Google eventually takes steps to address the exect problems which were spelt out on here on day 1.
I'd say we are at G) now.
I think most like between G but closer to H
Believing GG there are 2 more days to lie in wait...
I lost a great deal of some quality SE achievements just on the eve of turning a bunch of potential targeted optimization applicants into clients.
No presents for Xmas :(
I noticed dropped my index pages, though the internal pages are still showing. I am not sure what to do.
It's natural that we would test new methods by using a known base of backlinks, but that shouldn't be discouraging to people--backlinks are the sort of data that Google could bring back in over a relatively short time frame.
Backlinks have not changed, and due to the arractic changes of this update I strongly believe their is more to come!
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