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The results look really good.. hopefully this will reflect across all the datacenters soon. Seems like the spammier sites I compete against have moved down while the good honest pages have moved up.
None of these pages show any backlinks, and they have no Meta title at all. They do however have the three keywords in the phrase hyperlinked about fifty times on each page.
Oh, and of course they belong to the family of sites that has 72 in the top 100 for a search terms... and all the links on these pages point to sites in that family and nothing else.
I guess that Google has to factor in some data from the recent Directory update (which is still in progress as the new directory cannot be seen in all datacentres yet).
Hmm, I had downloaded this entire thread, then went offline to read it. Three hours later (without reloading it) I replied after what I thought was post 314 on page 21 of this thread (posted 2003-11-15 20:13), but having replied I see that moderation has taken that post back to being post 267 now, with 50 more posted while I was reading, making this 318.
[edited by: g1smd at 11:40 pm (utc) on Nov. 15, 2003]
Many postings back I drew attention to this update (whilst America slept). But suddenly it is called 'Update Florida'
I respectfully request, on the basis of precedence, that it is called: 'Update Filey (North Yorkshire)'
For one of my sites the index page appears indexed as
what troubles me is I have the feeling I was penalized for duplicate content as those three url are exactly the same.
Can GG comment on this?
This is because someone has linked to you without the www on the the domain name. Check your backlinks and ask them to change it.
It ends up being seen as dupe content... Google will list one version of the three, (unless you use &filter=0 in my experience), and not show the other two. You might want to work on it.
I do believe the serps are to be changed significantly during the next week. I do hope it's just another old-style dance and our site will be back to the place it deserves soon (keeping my fingers crossed)
And G, there was no need to do this right before Christmas :(
The funny thing is Google dropped all my backlinks. All other search engines list at list 300, Google use to list more than 100. I know the backlinks are still there.
Google shouldn't be penalizing this!
http://site.com PR 0
http://www.site.com PR 6
http://www.site.com PR 3
White - Joe non knowing just makes a site, know nothing except keywords in the meta.
White with some grey showing - Get links, does on page SEO work like keyword stuffing.
Black - Cloaking, Blog Spammer, anything goes.
From my observations, Google has tried to take out White with Grey and Black. Thus promoting adwords.
SEO = No Adwords.
Its only in their best interets, however they cranked the knob a bit too far this time. Taking out a lot of innocents.
For google to do this sorta MAJOR Index changing twice in 1 year is extremely risky IMHO, due to the Average user consumption.
However if we were all to see the sudden Spike after the last time we would all know its about the all mighty dollar, and possibly to get rid of SEO techniques.....
Just my opinion.....not forceing it on anyone.
If May is any guide, and we can hope not, it may take three more months for the algorithm to be in sync with current data, meaning new pages will be in that blackhole again that they were earlier this year.
On the other hand, pages I removed weeks ago are ranking okay!
Google makes plenty on AdWords and way more being the best SE. I can't imagine anyone there saying, "Hey, let's foul the index so we can make more dough on AdWords". Furthermore, they lose revenue from AdSense publishers as these typically SEO'd sites take a hit if G goes after the white & grey stripe hats.
I'll never buy into the AdWords conspiracy theories; Google's too smart and too good at looking at the big picture. It's just an unattractive index from my subjective perspective.