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Panda recovery only on Firefox

 8:41 pm on Apr 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Many people have asked this question but nobody has answered properly. Ok, some of the pages returned to their high positions on Firefox on 2 different sites. Tests performed logged out of Google account! Positions changed yesterday and stayed fixed till now but the strange thing, no traffic! Check your positions on different browsers if you see any difference. If it's Data center related, i felt a little hope for recovery. If it's not, Google shows my favorite pages higher in SERPs when i am not signed in.


Robert Charlton

 9:56 pm on Apr 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

For any comparison test, you need to flush your cookies too.

Even then, you may get different data sets... but if you're getting a consistent difference with a different broweser, and you're signed out in all cases, it's likely to be cookies.


 10:41 pm on Apr 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Also check if its google.com in one and a country domain in the other browser.


 10:41 pm on Apr 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Right, so this would meen personal search without being logged in to Google account!


 2:07 am on Apr 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

We get accurate results using I.E. 9.

For some reason they are using all types of artifacts to monitor user behavior and serve up spurious results unless you go through various back flips every time you boot up or launch a browser - Chrome the worse, Firefox not dependable.

I.E. 9 gives results that tend to coincide with Mr. Wall's and other rank checks.

I guess the experts here use virgin boxes or Linux to get proper rank check....


 2:14 am on Apr 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

Well, i use Aol search as they are powered by Google and the results do not depend on anything ))


 2:30 am on Apr 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

miozio Thanks.

Tried that AOL search and see different results. Interesting we found a Chinese website travelbbb hosting several of our (and presumably other) stolen images.

We sent take down request to webmaster, host, root, abuse and they all bounce back.

They use a clever gadget that scrolls up a Google Adsense advert that obscures like 10% of the lower portion of the stolen images which is where most copyright watermarks go.

Most pages are stolen images littered with Adsense ads.

Hark! Just found another site travelppp that appears to be a clone of travelbbb - same Wordpress theme and the gadget to push up the Adsense Ad I refer to above.

I note the gadget says Powered By Pixazza and Ads by Google.

P.S. Have to some more research on this tomorrow but this appears to be a big stolen pictures farm with domains that use travel$$$ where $ refers to the first letter of a country for example using "p" Peru etc. They then tend to steal images from legitimate websites relating to the target country and stuff it into a scrapper site with Adsense.

[edited by: mromero at 2:39 am (utc) on Apr 17, 2011]


 2:31 am on Apr 17, 2011 (gmt 0)


You probably already did this, but Go into tools --> clear browsing history. This should reset everything that could be associated with personalized search. I am seeing the same results (for the queries I normally check) on AOL in Firefox and Google in other browsers.


 3:05 am on Apr 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

You can use &pws=0 in the URL string to disable all personalization.


 4:04 am on Apr 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

Positions changed yesterday and stayed fixed till now but the strange thing, no traffic!

That fact alone means almost no one is seeing the same results you are.

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