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Penalty recovery for 3 days each month? malinkam msg:3854026 4:07 pm on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0) I've noticed this in our logs that for last 2 months.
Around 18th through 20th, google would give our site a 50 % recovery for 3 days.
Everything goes back to "normal" after 3 days (normal meaning loss of traffic).
Is this the so called yo yo effect?
tedster msg:3854162 7:07 pm on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)
It sure sounds like some breed of the yo-yo - although I've never run into the 3-days a month species before.
Using the yo-yo mechanism to gradually release a url from a penalty sounds like a step Google might take. They could gather some good data about the url's performance at a higher position that might be useful for them.
malinkam msg:3854244 8:28 pm on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)
thank you Tedster,
release a url from a penalty
forgot to mention one more interesting issue. During those 3 days new urls rank very well, pages that never ranked well to begin with, this is not "releasing" old urls issue.
newbieatseo msg:3854821 5:19 pm on Feb 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
My main site has been affected by this since the middle of Jan.
I have the same rankings I've had for ages for only 3-4 days at a time then drop out for a week or more only to recover for 3-4 days again.
It's an old site that's been around since 2001. Haven't made any changes that would cause this to happen.