indyank - 2:32 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
I really don't get this.How can pages go down 4 or 5 or more pages due to this new algo change?
Google say that this isn't a penalty but a new way to rank pages. From their explanation, they have introduced a new document classifier as part of this algo change.
Now, can a document classifier do away all other factors that google had been using all these days?
Google fellows often boast of using several signals to rank a page.Now can a few additional signals introduced by this algo, demote pages so low?
Were you ranking these pages higher all these days based on 1000 or more wrong signals?
And are you saying that you have now found a few new signals to counter those 1000 or more existing signals?
I can understand a fall by a few positions but not a fall by 20 or 3 positions! Google could better call this a penalty rather than claiming it to be an algo change, as it definitely sitewide and not just restricted to a few pages.