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Indeed I am missing a PR7 backlink!
Worth noting: It is highly unlikely Google will reduce the size of its index. Otherwise they'll get hit with a barage of those "enlargement" emails (if you know what I mean), and that would be embarrassing!
This is crazy since my anchor text has increased and I know the others have not passed me. The only thing I'm thinking could be is that my anchor text is usually a three word phrase, not a single word.
Could -sj be penalizing sites with multiple word anchor text?
There is no way on earth my site should drop twenty places on Google for this term (the most obvious one for the site in my profile). I have more links, better quality links, good anchor text (though the three words, not just one), two points higher PR and far better on the page content to grab keywords from than most of these others. I also am clean as a whistle.
I've gone up and down within the realm of plausibility for other terms, but for this one, this twenty point drop, its just not possible for me to fall behind some of these sites.
Google Guy, am I being penalized for that guy calling me "GoogleGuy's toady"?
As for being GoogleGuy's toady, if true wouldn't that mean you'd get #1 on all SERPs you desired? And GoogleGuy, if you find his services as a toady inadequate, with the right incentives I'd be willing to offer my services as your obsequious lickspittle around here. ;)
[edited by: rfgdxm1 at 7:27 am (utc) on May 7, 2003]
What I find really strange is links for competing sites from the same page are reflecting for competing sites but are not reflecting for my site. These links have been in place for a while.
Well hopefully things should improve.
For example : Search for "blue big widgets" is returning sites on "green big widgets" and "yellow big widgets" in the top 5 positions along with sites on "blue big widgets" as it should.
It's almost as if the Google algo on the fi server is placing different levels of emphasis on different words in a phrase searched on.
Today's check shows that one of my sites has jumped for my extremely competetive two word combo from #8 to #2.
But the same site dropped from #2 to #10 for a four word combo.
Normally I link with Title:
blue keywords - fuzzy green blue keywords - description
Can it be that the data is being restored from anchor texts not all at the same time. Like blue keywords has restored but not fuzzy green blue keywords?
The other thing I notice is that my sites that normally did OK have jumped up to top 5 positions for terms. Before they were in the 20's.
Anyone else see something similar?
I have read thru all the strings on the -sj update (twice) <ergh!> but not with this question in mind, so please forgive if this has been covered...I can't bear to re-read it all for a third time.
I'm not even seeing the SJ results in the www server pop in and out anymore.
Hmmmm... Could it be the dance has only just begun and is not even close to being finished as some people think it is?
Now I think we are going to have to accept that if there is to be a monthly update there is one and only one way of knowing - Brett will change a thread title to 'the official update thread'
Not sure what you mean by 'updated'...
Still see the old version of our site on -sj - so still an older index there it would appea r... are you referring to the filters being applied?
Also, would still love any comments on observations regarding -sj versus -fi. I definitely see differences ... hoping that the -fi data doesn't have the spam filters applied yet ...
I agree, very early days. The serps on 1,2&3 could never go live or Google would be a laughing stock. I have university sites appearing within car hire searches! Many filters are due to be applied yet.... give them time and they will sort it out, I have every confidence in them..... (MHes drops to his knees)