---- Aug 17 - and now Sept 15 changes. What happened?
lammert - 4:25 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)
EFV wrote: How many other members have sites that fit this pattern? I know there are some of you who haven't experienced dramatic ups and downs.
I have four sites that fit this pattern, i.e.
Single human-readable URL for every page
First on-line between 1998 to 2006
Mostly old fashion table based layout, combined with CSS
No reciprocal links
Semantic page structure, i.e. <h1> for the title, <h2> and <h3> for subsections
Unique and on-topic title per page
Unique and on-topic meta description per page
number of content pages per site between 60 and 1000
Strict non-www to www 301 redirect
These sites have a total of 4 (four) supplemental results in the SERPs, caused by a programming error by myself.
These sites float slowely to the top of the SERPs. They never jumped up or down during a Google update. The only movement during a Google update is when sites that previously artificially climbed to the top of the SERPs are removed, and my sites move up to the empty places.
I do however have other sites generated by rapidly available free CMS systems:
PHP query string type of URL or "Search-engine friendly" URL
First on-line between 2004-2006
Unique, but semi-identical titels due to auto generation by CMS system
Unique, but-semi identical meta descriptions due to auto generation
Strict non-www to www redirect
Result: Many supplemental results (80% of URLs in site: search) through unavoidable duplicate content problems (without extensive rewriting of the CMS system). Very vulnerable for Google changes and in general poor rankings.