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Unfortunately people there does not seem to be much hope of Google fixing it.
Look for other opportunities, other search engines, other ways of promoting your sites.
Or look for another job.
It does not seem that making changes to your site can help your situation once down with Google.
Google have not got the staff able to fix the problem. It is a shame - but things change.
Whoever took Google down this path of trying to patch up problems in the index needs to be fired. But that is upto Google rather than us.
Only fix for Google at the moment would be perhaps to crawl to Yahoo and ask to use their index while they do a complete rebuild - and lets face it that is not going to happen.
I mean think about it folks - little Gigablast is better than Google. And Search Hippo. They dont have the same basic problems that the Google index has.
[edited by: Dayo_UK at 11:24 am (utc) on Sep. 26, 2005]
Unfortunately it is like fighting a dummy.
Google - Worse than Gigablast! - By a long long way. Just did some more test searches at Gigablast and they are so much better than u - embarrassed?
My Current thoughts on the order of best search engines:-
I wish I was joking.
>>I mean think about it folks - little Gigablast is better than Google. And Search Hippo. <<
But you forgot to mention google.co.uk which I love much. It has been so faithful to my site. Even when I took a hit at 22nd July and most of my Google´s referral vanished, that great British Gentleman Google UK was there sending my site its "Marshall Help" portion ;-)
Long Live Google UK!
Yes, sites can do well in Google, although Google UK is just a DC with a bit of a twist.
However, Google just has huge gaping wholes in the index!
PS - My ranking above - there is a big gap between Gigablast and MSN, and an enormous gap between Wisenut and Google at the bottom.
Perhaps Google can use Gigablast results - might be less embarrasing than asking Yahoo - I dont know. But why they continue with a broken index is beyond me.
Yep, unless things change.
It might take a while for the momentum to shift.
Whatever, I dont really care - I have been living without Google since December last year.
It is incredibly frustrating however to see such basic problems with the index destroying it.
Perhaps the surfers wont care for now.
And I thought that the good old Matt will post this morning a weather report on his blog. No way .... he is talking instead about "Fun with zip codes" (:(
Last post for a while :)
Just did a search for a product I sell.
Let say Widgets GH6759X - the product page cached on 18th September.
Search results as follows.
(More results from www.example.com)
Click on the more results and the product page appears below the two pages above.
Sooo supplemental pages from my own site dated November 2004 which are now 404s are out ranking the correct page cached just over a week ago.
Reseller - had a quick look at your site - looks fixed from where I am sitting - maybe/hopefully for you traffic will return to Pre Algera levels with time? - Lets hope :) What is traffic like now it is a monday things may look more intresting - looked on Alexa but that is not very accurate!
PS. Also looked at your site in Gigablast - look how much better it is!
Note to self - time to chill.
>>Normally when he does that the update is all but over,
so for me at least until the fat lady sings there is still hope! <<
Thats a copyright infringement ;-)
"Normally when he does that the update is all but over, so for me at least until the fat lady (copyright Caveman 2005, All rights reserved) sings there is still hope!" ;-)
Read msg #:74 again. 3 days have passed since I said that.
Even a juggle over at Yahoo hit the home page of WW but funnily this didn't...............
How about your opion Brett? I would go a long way here.
PS Yes I think Brett is in the 'inner circle' lol ;-)
[edited by: djmick200 at 1:02 pm (utc) on Sep. 26, 2005]
[edited by: soapystar at 1:13 pm (utc) on Sep. 26, 2005]
“We use titles and descriptions in our sub sections to introduce contents of our articles which is the same as the title and description on the top of our articles and related articles as well as the meta title and descritpion.”
I am monitoring many sites which use the same setup as above and seem to have a penalty or filter. Is this practice considered bad? Could this trigger a duplicate content penalty or filter? Would appreciate your comments.
Here are the things I have noticed with our site:
- "Site:" command produces wild numbers. Sometimes 10X the number of actual pages.
- Many pages were in the supplemental index.
- Pages in the supplemental had cache dates back to Nov. and Dec. 2004.
*** The "&filter=0" is really doing something. If I append to a given search, my pages/site ends up back where it was before something happened on Feb. 2nd. I am not talking minor jumps. For one search term, I go from somewhere in the hundreds back to number six. On another, I go from eleven to number one. This was the case before a "filter" was applied. I am surprised there is not further discussion of this "filter" command.
Im seeing a few changes there to.
If i search "djmicks widgets" nowhere worth talking. do it again and add &filter=0 my position is #4 on this DC. Doing the filter on other DCs it is still showing its pre 22nd place of #1.
Im not suggesting anything hence my "lol ;-)"
[edited by: djmick200 at 1:20 pm (utc) on Sep. 26, 2005]
some of the whitehat sites that got hit with that update never recovered (nor did the SERPS) until june, some even later.
just looks like it has affected different WebmasterWorld members this time
probably including some of those who were saying that "all is well" at google in mid Feb.
if your site is not top in google for your own unique domain name, for example: myuniquedomainname then maybe google are messing about with the same stuff as last time.
(IBM wasn't top for IBM at one point)
anyone being hit that was hit in Feb 05?