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February 2007 Google SERP Changes
pinkopanter




msg:3239745
 6:33 pm on Feb 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

And here it is. 12:00pm CST My site magicly disapeared from Google's earth. 1st page for many majour keywords, now is no where in the first 9,999.

I think disater is about to strike. Good luck to everyone

 

Whitey




msg:3249096
 7:47 am on Feb 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Just an update on my situation. I like a few others was getting low results when using the site operator. The difference with me it appears is that my traffic has not been affected, it has actually increased over the last 2 weeks. Even hitting a small milestone in visits.

This is normal. But as soon as the filter kicks in, your pages may be dropped. I believe the site:tool and the above thread from g1smd are trying to tell you something.

Fix your dupe content urgently :)

thecoalman




msg:3249185
 12:11 pm on Feb 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Why would it be normal? I don't know if you read my first post about this but I have many pages that show up using regular search that are not supllemental, they just aren't listed when you do the site command, this has happened in the last few weeks.

Edit for clarification (hopefully :P): site:www.mydomain.com brings up the first three pages with the rest being supplemental.

widget site:www.mydomain.com will bring up numerous pages that are not found under the regualar site search that are not supplemental.

searching for just widget and the page will show up as well.

My Duplicate content problem has been fixed months ago, the supplemental results I'm seeing i can only guess are pages that are still dupes in the index that Google hasn't reindexed. I have one URL per page with unique titles, description and meta tags... Anything that could remotely be seen as duplicate content has been restricted by robots.txt .

mattg3




msg:3249217
 1:39 pm on Feb 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

site: http://www.example.com brings the same result as http://www.example.com

site:http://www.example.com brings the correct result. Just the space between site: and http seems to throw the thing off. Didn't know that. :/

wackybrit




msg:3249283
 4:22 pm on Feb 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

My site which went up and down like a yoyo in August and September last year, before diving down to an average 20-30 in ranking ever after.. has now jumped back up to first page positions again!

It seems when most of you guys are going down, my site is going up, and when you guys are going up, my site collapses in Google :)

(Another curiousity with mine is it was ranking well in .co.uk throughout, only getting knocked up/down on .com)

kamikaze Optimizer




msg:3249320
 5:22 pm on Feb 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

This is normal. But as soon as the filter kicks in, your pages may be dropped. I believe the site:tool and the above thread from g1smd are trying to tell you something.

Fix your dupe content urgently :)


I totally disagree. I would not change a thing on your site due to this. The site operator is broken, not your site.

macman23




msg:3249550
 11:16 pm on Feb 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

The site: command for my site shows 1 result -- my home page. Yesterday it showed one of 1830 pages, now the results page says it is showing 1 of 3 pages. I have close to 2000 unique pages in my site, so it doesn't seem very accurate, to say the least.

madmatt69




msg:3249694
 3:35 am on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Anyone seeing changes right now? My traffic seems to have come back in the last hour or so...Hoping it's not just a flux / spike. 7:30pm PST, Sunday.

We'll see how it looks in the morning...

kamikaze Optimizer




msg:3249707
 4:16 am on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

< One of the online tools > is currently showing movement much like I discussed on page one of this thread, movement is happening.

[edited by: tedster at 4:18 am (utc) on Feb. 12, 2007]

Atomic




msg:3249761
 5:42 am on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

For the last few weeks it's seemed like there's a weekend set of SERPs that get replaced by the weekday SERPs. And even during the week there are the morning, evening and night-time SERPs. But I've seen most of the changes occur Friday night and Sunday night. Sunday night they go back to what they were Friday. Friday they revert to last weekend's exciting selection. I'm going to be on the lookout Friday. You can almost set your watch to it.

thecoalman




msg:3249768
 5:47 am on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

I totally disagree. I would not change a thing on your site due to this. The site operator is broken, not your site.

I agree, I only posted the information to share what I was seeing after seeing a simialr problem posted by someone else. Again my traffic is unaffected and has actually risen since this has begun.

kamikaze Optimizer




msg:3249794
 6:33 am on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Again my traffic is unaffected and has actually risen since this has begun.

My traffic is the same also, and if you test the site command with several large well known sites, you get the same dead beat results.

So I say: All is well, remain calm. Your site is ok, the site:command has the hick-ups, not you.

[edited by: kamikaze_Optimizer at 6:35 am (utc) on Feb. 12, 2007]

vikram lashkari




msg:3251038
 9:06 am on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Anyone seeing changes right now? My traffic seems to have come back in the last hour or so...Hoping it's not just a flux / spike. 7:30pm PST, Sunday.
We'll see how it looks in the morning...

our clients too his trafic recovered yesterday. its really cool to see that and hopes google stick to this results

thanks
lashkari

ramachandra




msg:3251395
 3:24 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

One of my site position bounces for targetted kws every day, one day for a kw shows on 8th position the very next day it bounces to 27th position again next day will rank on 7th, same thing happening to other kws too for the site I am really getting confused with the rankings.

northweb




msg:3251430
 3:53 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

gee, wish mine would bounce back once in awhile.

stuck since jan 20 at 50

wackybrit




msg:3251544
 5:53 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Argh! Traffic and rankings jumped last Friday-ish, were all as 'normal' (to last year until October standards) and now it's all gone again today! I hope that wasn't just Google accidentally turning on their pre-October-my-site-totally-died-in-the-rankings version ;-)

madmatt69




msg:3251559
 6:05 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

My traffic is still back so far, since Sunday night.

Not getting my hopes up though..Just another ride on the roller coaster.

tflight




msg:3251575
 6:19 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

and now it's all gone again today!

I too have taken a huge hit in the past four hours. I normally get about 100 referrals per one hour from Google. In the past four hours I've received five visitors from Google where I should have had about 400.

thedigitalauthor




msg:3251969
 2:40 am on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Man, it seems that every week is a new adventure with Google. I've been down for the last two days after being hit with the 950 a few weeks ago. I have actually made a few modifications to my site that I thought Google would like - but I guess I was wrong. No more changes for me, except to enhance the site for my visitors.

macman23




msg:3252203
 8:51 am on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

No more changes for me, except to enhance the site for my visitors.

I have been trying to "enhance" my site for visitors ever since it dropped off the face of Google's SERPs in June last year. Still no luck. I'm beginning to wonder if enhancing a site for Google's algorithm is a more worthwhile effort.

new_shoes




msg:3252416
 2:09 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

pinkopanter, what's your status now?

mvander




msg:3253341
 1:40 pm on Feb 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

wackybrit,

Exact same for me, last Friday everything came back to life, then this morning it all fell back again. Didn't even last 1 week...

JackR




msg:3253392
 2:53 pm on Feb 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

EXACTLY 14 months to the day my site went live, and it's finally made it to #1 - for both the singular and plural versions of my primary keyword, displacing the site that had been at #1 for three years.

Red Widget = #1
Red Widgets = #1
Best Red Widgets = #2

I can't believe it. Hopefully it will hold.

calumniate




msg:3253426
 3:49 pm on Feb 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

congrats jack - way to out-do the age portion of the algo :)

out of curiosity, the site you speak of is it css? I'm thinking i really need to get my site w3c compliant.. could be a new factor? lak;sdfj230932tiopsda

Roel




msg:3256288
 8:20 pm on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

A big drop in traffic over the weekend / last 2 days for me. Anyone else seeing htis?

[edited by: tedster at 8:31 pm (utc) on Feb. 18, 2007]

tflight




msg:3256292
 8:32 pm on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

A big drop in traffic over the weekend / last 2 days for me. Anyone else seeing htis?

Yep, one of my sites saw a big drop around midnight Friday. Saturday and today have been dismal. Seems to be the normal up, down, further down, recover, down, cycle for that site.

con771




msg:3256276
 8:12 pm on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

Anyone noticing any google updates/changes today? (Feb 18, sun)
My traffic is way out of wack (for the worse)

[edited by: tedster at 8:54 pm (utc) on Feb. 18, 2007]

Lesedar




msg:3256344
 10:09 pm on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

One of my site and its subpages dropped from 1st page to 11-100 pages of Google SERPs after midnight 16/17 Feb. It is the first time this happens to this site. Is this a new filter to Google SERPs?

bobothecat




msg:3256349
 10:21 pm on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

A big drop in traffic over the weekend / last 2 days for me. Anyone else seeing htis?

I've actually seen a nice increase in traffic [ again ] after losing some for one site. The increase seems to have started around 2/12/07.

Other sites don't seem to be affected... who knows.

Roel




msg:3256356
 10:36 pm on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

Seems to be the normal up, down, further down, recover, down, cycle for that site.

Exactly what I am seeing

Lesedar




msg:3256382
 11:32 pm on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think something has been changed in the algo

keyplyr




msg:3256385
 11:36 pm on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think something has been changed in the algo

Ya think?

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