TyMax - 9:46 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I am at a lost to understand what Google is trying to do with the changes they are making to the SERPS. I think it is a work in progress but in some cases a domain name maybe the defining factor to ranking. Other times it seems to be other factors. I see my competitors with redundant titles holding 3 tops spots while mine sits at 4 or 5 when it was at 1.
Many have multi sites and in one case the domain name is the factor for first place since all it has is a picture and text, a single what once was called a side door page. Mean while my page of helpful information is still filtered out on Google but traffic is up over all and it does very well on all other engines.
I think we all want solid results when we search but now I find some stuff on Yahoo/Bing when I look at keywords and results that are far better than what is showing in Google. I very seldom if ever surf with cookies on to try and see a more clear result from my search.
Most of my other pages and product categories are doing well in Google and else where which makes me wonder what in the world are they doing. I use it most often to search but when I see better results else where I am starting to use other options since the search result outcome provides better results. I have always loved Google but the last couple months has me wondering if this is going to be the new Google or just a transition.
I am moving our email accounts to Google end of the month since we all have been very pleased with the spam filtering and solid up time and service on free use. If they think they main information page of mine is duplication then I can see why a lot of very relevant pages are no longer showed or rank well. I did not have much hair before this all started but I have less now.