| 9:04 pm on Oct 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
>> reseller >> credit will be given to you, are you happy >>now, can you just shut it up? :)<<
>>Some SEO'd sites seems badly hit while they seem legitimate with good content while spammy look sites rise back from nowhere and look like crap. <<
Too early to make any judgment. Try to read Mattīs lips: "even though there will still be some flux to come".
A flux could be a real killer!
| 9:12 pm on Oct 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
In case its been missed in all the clucking, we are in the dump crap into the index phase. When Matt says "even though there will still be some flux to come", THAT will be the update.
Which means there is hope. All this year Google's pre-updates have in a sense been the thing with the most activity. Already several times this year they have dumped more and more of the supplemental garbage into the index, as well a lot of really poor results. These have been, perhaps till now, shortlived bursts of low quality. What has followed afterwards is the index purging itself of much of the trash. That is the real update.
Think of those old dudes panning for gold. Swishing the water and dirt around in a pan isn't the update. The update is straining the water and dirt out and leaving the gold.
I suspect that is the idea. The problem is Google has been doing a fairly poor job of discerning the gold from the dirt... and then it is currently blinded by the Fool's Gold known as the "Supplemental Index".
Expect some big changes in the next week.
| 9:15 pm on Oct 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I work for a section of the travel industry and the results are awful, laughable, but no ones laughing.
Our sites got hit as others have, but moderatly compared to others here.
When you see the #1 spot guy dissappear, when they are definately whitehat and a good site at that, it is disturbing.
I think google should start employing people with less
qualifications and more common sense, it seems missing.
Also I belive that most spam sites have adsense on them as the poster suggested earlier,
Has anyone suggested EverFux
( other names seem way to polite, the name should represent how people feel. )
| 9:22 pm on Oct 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Shouldn't we rename this topic October Sweeps?
| 9:31 pm on Oct 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I think it should be named anything but "Update Bacon Polenta" because the reseller guy is annoying saying it all the time. So I would call it something else for sure because I am a nasty guy and that would give me pleasure.
| 9:34 pm on Oct 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
SEOTard and phpdude,
The reason that site does so well doesn't have much to do with on-page stuff in my opinion. It has a lot to do with off-page stuff - especially on-theme links.
btw, we should not be talking about specific sites.
| 9:42 pm on Oct 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Straticus says "I work for a section of the travel industry and the results are awful, laughable, but no ones laughing."
I am not in the travel sector, so my eye is not jaded. I just did a travel related search, much like Joe Surfer would, and found the results to be excellent.
"Also I belive that most spam sites have adsense on them as the poster suggested earlier".
The 1st 3 sites on my search had -0- adsense content, fwiw.
"Has anyone suggested EverFux
( other names seem way to polite, the name should represent how people feel. )"
Not everyone feels the same way. My site, like many others, has held firm or maybe even climbed. So far. I will never ever say "Solid as a Rock" though :)
How about naming the update "Caligula". Not likely :), but perhaps a fitting description of the Google State these days.
| 9:49 pm on Oct 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Which means there is hope. |
|Expect some big changes in the next week. |
Ive been waiting for someone like steveb to give his thoughts on what could be in the pipeline. That's reassuring indeed, i really hope you are right.
| 9:51 pm on Oct 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|