---- Matt Cutts: Google Algo Change Targets Dupe Content
trakkerguy - 7:04 pm on Jan 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Do we have some positive reports, rather than puzzling over lost traffic
Yes, I did have a URL jump from #11 to 6 on the 27th for the second biggest kw in it's niche, and it does seem to be a result of the farm update.
This is a site I bought last year, and the prior owner wrote extremely long, well written origional content. (I often buy sites of failed or discouraged competitors)
I've often thought the pages were TOO LONG, but never quite got around to chopping them up. It SEEMS these long pages may have helped, as I have not noticed any appreciable change in any of my other sites or URLs.
The fact that only the one site/url with the most/best written content improved seems to indicate that in this particular case Google actually hit the target. My sympathies to all those who weren't so lucky this time.
[edited by: trakkerguy at 7:08 pm (utc) on Jan 30, 2011]