Brodders - 7:48 am on Aug 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
Hi Guys. I was a heavy user of this forum 8 or more years ago (cant seem to log in with old details (spider_fun i think). Back then it was all about on page optimization, but it was a similar experience. Every month we would get excited and all surf the update to see how our changes would look.
I have now got back into SEO research as I am running a site for myself. I have been reading the forum and the main difference i can see with this update to those of old is that 90% of people are moaning about traffic losses. There cant't be 90% losses across the board as for some to fall, some must go up. I 100% agree that Google is promoting big brands now that spend $$$ with them, which benefit the share holders, but i also thunk there is something far smarter at work that we give G credit for. I really do think they have a way of telling if a site is being worked on to fine detail i.e. SEO. Maybe they look at the amount of changes over time, maybe they go as far as using web master tools to see who is managing multiple website, indicating an seo expert.
My Traffic has dropped
Most of your traffic has dropped
What has made seo professionals sites drop more than others?
One more thing. We have to all remember, Google is not a god, a charity or owes anybody a living. They are now a public listed company. As long as the users are happy with the results, they have no interest in promoting Bills Toasters if Amazon has the same Toaster. (not a real example!)
As for home made sites coming up. I agree with this. I doses not mean they will stay there. I think this is a way to keep the core pubic users happy... like "Hey ted... i just wrote about my wife sticking the fork in the toaster and I am on google"
Tomorrow it will be another day.