homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.211.219.20
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

This 38 message thread spans 2 pages: < < 38 ( 1 [2]     
Panda Hits Google UK ?
BrianS



 
Msg#: 4288114 posted 1:29 pm on Mar 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Google UK has just been updated, I assume its the Panda update? and contrary to all the criticisms and whining about Panda so far, these serps look markedly improved.

I have so far only really had a detailed look at one very competitive product niche.

My initial observations are;

Not much movement in the first few results pages. But looking deeper down to page 50, shows some dramatic movements.

Some previously poor ranking quality/original content sites have risen, some significantly (e.g from page 38 to page 9).

Some sites with poor/little content have taken a drop, again some significant (e.g. page 8 to page 15).

Quite a number of crap blog, affiliate and article sites have dropped out of sight. Being replaced with genuine sites that users actually want to find.

There seems to be an increase in numbers of deeper (more relevant) pages, compared to home page listings.

It would also seem there is more emphasis on original quality content, the site's actual purpose, and far less on just volumes of links.

There a few exceptions, but these are far less than ever before!

Looks Really Good, Excellent Job Google :)

 

BrianS



 
Msg#: 4288114 posted 6:25 pm on Mar 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

@HuskyPup, I get 99.9% identical results from that IP and the one I provided and google.co.uk, it seems that your results are maybe personalized ? so yes, "a bit of over-zealous geo-targetting" is the most likely cause.

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 4288114 posted 7:54 pm on Mar 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

maybe personalized ?


I sincerely hope not, I clear Firefox cookies after every session and with Opera, my main browser, I do not allow them at all and I still see the same results.

It's just my widgets v Google:-)

incrediBILL

WebmasterWorld Administrator incredibill us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



 
Msg#: 4288114 posted 7:58 pm on Mar 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

OK, the results on 74.125.39.105 are true Panda but I see the old SERPs at google.co.uk from the US.

Enjoy.

vordmeister

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4288114 posted 5:42 pm on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Probably a stupid question - did everyone decide that Panda has hit the UK now? If so did it happen March 27th?

I don't pay enough attention to these things, and WebmasterWorld doesn't show location under members' usernames which makes it difficult to guess from other posts.

BrianS



 
Msg#: 4288114 posted 10:56 am on Apr 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

Good to see that Google have finally confirmed it, even though it actually hit the UK two weeks before they said it did ;)

realmaverick

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4288114 posted 6:09 pm on Apr 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

My UK traffic is dow today so far. Ranks don't appear too different. But have noticed some new sites.

Several blogs that have stole my downloads, blogged about them using targeted tags and not bothered to credit anybody or anything. Second a spam site, again using my stolen content and has created a subdomain for every single piece. Bluewidget.wesuck.com, greenwidget.wesuck.com and about a hundred thousand more. Apparently that's the way to go.

#*$! like this infuriates me and right now, I feel like flying to the US and going on a massacre at Google HQ.

*smashes head on desk*

dstiles

WebmasterWorld Senior Member dstiles us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4288114 posted 10:37 pm on Apr 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

Interesting speculation:

During the past 48 hours, starting approx when google began pandalizing the UK, my server has been hit by a scraping botnet - one IP per page (all, as far as I can tell, rejected).

Now, is that due to some scraper trying to get at our best sites from the server so they can rise to the top of the UK SERPS? Or is it coincidence?

Or is it google running a botnet to see if we're still working? Well, they might! :)

tedster

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4288114 posted 2:50 am on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

So we don't have too many threads on the same topic, let's continue this dicsussion on the main thread: Google PANDA rolls out WorldWide [webmasterworld.com]

This 38 message thread spans 2 pages: < < 38 ( 1 [2]
Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved