---- 3: Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2010
Reno - 5:57 pm on May 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
wrong forum for sympathy
Sympathy, here or anywhere else, will rarely even get you a cup of coffee. This thread has gone in a lot of directions, which is not a bad thing, and to my eyes they boil down to topics such as these:
- "My traffic has dropped horribly since MayDay." This is valuable information, as it puts our own situations into context. If everyone else was saying "huge increase in position & traffic since MayDay", but my own site had plummeted, then I'd be wondering what did I do. I can see now that this is part of a considerably larger scenario, so maybe I did nothing, and to me, that's important to know;
- "Here's what I think is going on". Again, good speculation, as we cannot fix a problem if we don't know the cause, and with the expertise here there's a better chance of making some sense of it. But again, when world-class webmasters are left scratching their heads, I can't beat myself up too bad for being totally perplexed;
- "Google has become dangerously powerful". If you believe this (as I do), it needs to be said, even when it appears we are preaching to the choir. And we need to tell other people with tech skills so they understand the longterm implications of one company being able to injure (or even bring down) SO many smaller enterprises. Not to mention the privacy issues with Google that are also more & more crossing the line of acceptability. If enough people understand that, then maybe something can be done about it.
So as we go into the Memorial Day Weekend here in the states, and spend time with our friends & families, let's try our best to forget about Google for a day or two, and remember that in the greater scheme of things, playing catch with your kid has it all over Caffeine.