scottsonline - 11:36 am on Oct 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
@Robert the frustrating part is that in many industries manufacturers don't want communications from end users as they sell through a distribution network. When I buy a music cd I want to see results for sites selling it, not Sony records like I am this week. Semantically google will have to rely on click data over time to determine which way to go but they're going to really hurt a lot of distribution networks by displaying dead end manufacturers pages in the top five spots like this am. One simple measure would be the lack of contact us pages, phone numbers etc.
The change in supplemental pages is noted. For months few pages were being added it seems now the index is growing again? What did Matt explain seopti?
I don't like the idea of a single company getting the top 3-5 spots. That's really bad for consumer choice unless they find a way to indent, mini size the supplemental results.
To note long standing adwords campaigns have seen a big hit this week. It's not seasonal, for some reason we have fallen way back down the pages. I know a competitor friend that has run ads for years just had to dramatically increase his bid. I don't think it's a consumer use change, I think it's SERPS related.
@mikey85. We saw it too. Great conversions, great traffic. Whatever changes were made were undone by Sunday. We are still up in traffic but conversions are down sharply.
Edit to all. Sites doing well this am and yesterday?
Result 1 custombrandxproductxyz
Result 2 brandxproductxyzcustom
There are hundreds of results where one competitor with 5 product pages for each real item is returning in the top 3-5 playing the keyword game. Filters off?
Also for products people putting prices in the meta title seem to be ranking best ymmv