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Same experience here. None of the pages that I have submitted in the last two weeks are in. Also had some serious changes in the results pages. Had a number of doorway pages doing well including my top traffic performers (two doorway pages - single page.com domains) which held no. 1 position for ages. They are all gone (Still in the database but nowhere in the results). Awhile back when everyone stated that their doorways had been kicked, mine stuck and held their positions beautifully.
Regarding "in site" links. Could well be the case. Luckily, two large sites which have been in the database for awhile are performing very well. Both provide a "rough" fit for your theme profile.
Also, optimized a page with very little text. "web cam" appearing in title and first text on visible page. No description and meta tags. Held its position for awhile but is now gone. The page that I spoke about below has also lost some ground.
We have been registering and designing one page domains and have charged on a per click thru basis. Your theme info and my experiences indicate that this revenue model may be on the way out. I will be submitting my first "theme" otimized site on thursday.
Will let you know how I get on. Thanks for the help.
I have uploaded a new theme site. Hosting it on an old non-performing domain. However, had problems regarding getting it indexed. Still the old page appears. Anyone else had this problem - whats the best way to get the new site indexed a.s.a.p?
Thats exactly what I am saying. But and a big but!, I have had a mixed bag as well. Today has been a brilliant day for me regarding AV. After submitting this post. Went in and found top three rankings for two key terms. These did have metas!.
My theme sight is in but not featuring (In the 50's for selected 8 terms) so back to the drawing board.
I have a question for you guys?
As mentioned, I have had some pages achieve excellent positions thanks to the tips I picked up here in a very short space of time. However, have had pages with identical profiles not make it including the theme site. Is it possible that A.V is applying a time penalty to some of the pages submitted. Interesting - theme sites a new domain. others which have done very well are old domains, previously in the database which have been re-optimized.(probably irrelevant)
Handed my resignation in today at my full time employment. Entering the world of full time search engine optimization and traffic building. So, hopefully will start adding value as opposed to receiving it.
With themes it is a different ball game. I am finding with themes I am getting a whole mess of pages (50-60) that rank nearly the same in the 20-50 position under a broader set of keywords. I'm starting to like this because my initial trials on it in january and feb, show that people coming in on those themed pages are sticking around longer (4.5 hits per user vs 3.6 for the older style pages). Open to discussion as to why that is that way. I'm wondering if the results really are more accurate and people are finding the info they want.
Yes, alta does turn up/down the time penalty for new and old pages. Currently looks like any page over six months is getting a boost.
>Handed my resignation in today at my full time employment.
Oh man just what we need - more competition! lol. Congrats.
I don't fully understand it, but there is some sort of 'kicker' at 40 pages also. Numerous domains we did this with in Jan/feb, didn't show a boost until we hit 40 pages in Alta. I don't get that bit, but you don't have to know how an internal combustion engine works to drive a car.
themed pages are sticking around longer (4.5 hits per user vs 3.6 for the older style pages). Open to discussion as to why that is that way. I'm wondering if the results really are more accurate and people are finding the info they want.I've been "themed" in content for some time now, my pageviews per user averages 6 or better. Even on a site that I developed thinking it was going to be "come in, grab info, and get out" they are averaging 4 pages per visit --which I really had a hard time believing, but Flycast sends the check, so I believe. My vote is "yes," the new themed algos are hitting their mark.
They were able to take a larget set of third level sites that are mostly ecom sites on the same host, break them apart and deliver hits right on the proper keywords. Only themes or human hand could do that. Amazing.