bbqueen22 - 6:29 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0) Virtually every month I’ve been tweaking, but typically the same areas, but on just various groups of pages each month. Still no success in avoiding the filter. I think I’ve got it narrowed down to a few likely issues that are intervening in the filtering process: 3) automated tool filter Can anyone help me tease out the situation further? Thanks in advance.
I inherited a site that has been bouncing in and out on the top two key phrases since June or so, showing up erratically during 'the dance,' typically stabilizing for the first week or so of the month, then dropping out again as the month progresses.
1) site popularity filter
-PageRank // but not really… the new formula for the concept in use seems to (possibly?) be based on Google’s directory/ a modification of DMOZ, but a custom counterpart with up to date ‘popularity’ ranking. After a certain day of the month, if you haven’t made the popularity cut you are outta there – (around Monday, 10-9-06 this month for me)
-(so here is the confounding factor – it has to be the main keywords and phrases for the site, i.e. the keywords that match the category of listing in the Google directory – can anyone else concur on this?)(in fact, my bouncing inclusion pattern is only for the #1 phrase and it’s plural equivalent, i.e. my Google directory category; everything else is stable I believe)
-sort of an aside/ but another Popularity type issue – will syndicating in the Google Content Network help get me ‘officially’ gain popularity
2) sitewide spam filter
-as mentioned in an early post by wanderingmind – seems like a very bad idea to have any duplicate titles or key meta tags – short-cut flag to the duplicate content pile. So I’ve been working on this and just finished up the last few pages, but doesn’t seem to matter to this particular issue since I am still bouncing in and out
-I’ve also had to deal with a spam-laden footer – I finally was able to update it, but did a ton of writing first. So – I don’t think that was the problem….however, again, I’ve just done this for some, not all, pages
-Third idea – anyone have experience with comment tags and the impact? Are they truly ignored by Google? My inherited site has them on every page packed with keywords.
-yes, I once erred and used WebPositionGold on the specific phrase (but I very, very rarely use the tool at all/ now I have my Google code plugged in). So maybe that is the problem. I don’t have much to compare this too.Seems weird that they could do this however – I am not technically the site owner)
Virtually every month I’ve been tweaking, but typically the same areas, but on just various groups of pages each month.
Still no success in avoiding the filter.
I think I’ve got it narrowed down to a few likely issues that are intervening in the filtering process:
3) automated tool filter
Can anyone help me tease out the situation further? Thanks in advance.