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markus007

11:43 pm on Dec 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Check www2 missing sites are back again!

experienced

6:25 am on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The same thing with me but new is my backlinks are also not listed :(

AjiNIMC

8:45 am on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I de-optimized my site, but when will this be reflected. Till now I am not back neither in www2.

with kw1-kw2 -sdfsd shows my sire at #37, I donot know what should I do now.

Waiting .... Waiting ........ I sick of this word. When is the next reverse revolution expected?

Aji

swones

10:31 am on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've stayed away from these threads for a while now, kinda resigned myself to the fact that Google was broken. I did check today and sure enough my site has managed to crawl back to anywhere between no's 50-70 for my main kw's which isn't great as it was previously no.1 and no.6, but it's a heck of a lot better than anything from 300+ to nowhere at all!

Simon.

algarveb

11:07 am on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"It seems sites that have "keyword phrase" in the domain are not budging too much. However, sites that have different domain than keyword are back on the first page. This is only in my industry."

Not so - fortunately for us - for our industry (travel)

algarveb

11:13 am on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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We have now been restored to our pre-florida positions for 3 of our top 5 competitive keyphrases and we have not de-optimized - just kept making the small dailey changes we always make (updating weather conditions for our region etc)

Hissingsid

11:32 am on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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We have now been restored to our pre-florida positions for 3 of our top 5 competitive keyphrases

Good news. Did you go straight back in or has there been a step by step change.

We have reappeared #45 on all data centers for the term that had us dropped from sight. I'm hoping this is just the first step.

Good luck

Sid

newwebster

1:33 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"Are any of the returning sites new? The sites in my industry that have not returned are less than a year old. I wonder if age is a new part of the algorithm"

I think what has happened since Nov. 15 is a tranfer to Froogle database for certain keywords. These keywords are used to trigger accessing Froogle in order to display Froogle results on the page. Since Froogle was in beta prior to this, I think that the data was either partial or outdated. I think it will take a few weeks or hopefully sooner for this database to updated form the regular crawls. This would explain allot of what we have seen in the last 3 weeks.

I am still not showing for my best keywords(Froogle keywords perhaps?). But, I rank high on everthing else(Non-Froogle). Anyone else think that this has happened?

I do think there was a minor algo change, but this does not explain everthing that has happened from what I have seen.

algarveb

2:13 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hissingsid - we went from nowhere to #3 or 4 yesterday evening, and then today back to #1

Good luck!

Gus_R

2:13 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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No luck for me, yet :(

lgn1

2:13 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well I am going back to my original optimized site. It was never over optimized in the first place. I just had two <H1> tags instead of one on my home page, and I don't consider that over optimization.

I made it back to postiion 14, and now I can just push it onto page one, I will be happy.

If my site disapear again, then this will at least prove that H1 tags have an effect on the algorithm.

I have pretty much wean my self off of the free serps anyways, so I can afford to play.

However I believe, the problem has always been an unintentional bug in the Florida algorthimn. Its not totally fixed, but Google is working on it.

I have no problem with Google, playing with their algorthim, however they should be doing a lot more beta testing, and never release a major update, just before the christmas rush. The Florida update, was not ready for prime time, and this whole mess could have been avoided if they kept the testing to a few data centers, before releasing it unto the masses. I was largely unaffected, since pre christmas is the slow season in my industry, but quite a few of the members here, went through 3 weeks of panic because of this.

Please Google, don't pull off anymore Microsoft's (where the first two releases of any given product is beta ware).

Tropical Island

2:45 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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One thing I noticed is that during the height of Florida the search term >myregional area map< returned NO results. That term is now returning 22,000+ results.

The only thing I could figure is that every page was probably optimized unintentionaly for this area's map including title, description, keywords, text, alt and H1 tags. Google bumped all 22,000 pages.

jady

3:35 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>> Has anybody been restored to their original position, that did not do any de-optimization.

Our site was never "over-optimzied" per say. We were #4 for our keywords pre-florida. Then fell to #16. We are now in the #3 spot.

I did what the pro's said to do - NOTHING!

c1bernaught

3:42 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've made no changes.... main KW back 216 places to #28. Hoping to continue moving up till I'm top 5 again....

We'll see...

Nermin

4:00 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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just checked mine
i am #9 (used to be #2)

i am happy with this "for now", better than last week anyway :)

Jakpot

4:06 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm returning to the SERPS for some keywords but not in the same high positions. I believe my other keywords are money words and they will probably never return.
Is this 1/2 a loaf or a true effort to make us whole again?

SlyOldDog

4:28 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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So If I read this right from the people who replied to my last post, it is the static sites which are doing better?

Our dynamic sites are still out. Pehaps it could be because they are fairly new and the internal links have not been given pagerank yet? This Hilltop discussion would mean sites with pagerank only on a few pages among many on a site would have a severe disadvantage and would be seen as an authority vaccuum :)

Established dynamic sites might do better if Google had bothered to allocate pagerank to the internal pages.

Kirby

4:42 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>Is this 1/2 a loaf or a true effort to make us whole again?

It is a completely different loaf. IMO this is not a rollback or reversal. What happened the last 2 1/2 weeks was a major algo tweak and now we're just seeing some fine tuning of some overly turned knobs.

weblamer2

4:44 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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heres my 2 bits:

pre-florida: i was #1 for my search term.

during florida: index vanished

post-florida tweak: index is back, but now on the second page of results.

the waffle test still puts me # i though. "search term" -ejgkerjh

blah.

LateNight

4:46 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>>>>>>I think what has happened since Nov. 15 is a tranfer to Froogle database for certain keywords. These keywords are used to trigger accessing Froogle in order to display Froogle results on the page. Since Froogle was in beta prior to this, I think that the data was either partial or outdated. I think it will take a few weeks or hopefully sooner for this database to updated form the regular crawls.<<<<<

Makes sense - hopefully some more sites will reappear on the Froogle keywords once the database is fully updated.

c1bernaught

4:46 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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SlyOldDog:

My site is static....

newwebster

5:04 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"the waffle test still puts me # i though. "search term" -ejgkerjh"

I beleive that there will be more data to come that will put you back in this spot. What you are seeing is the first wave of deep crawl data being brought into the mix.

ronhollin

5:18 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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One of my top keywords have come back and we got our #1 position with that keyword. For now at least.

jjdesigns4u

8:11 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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we are seeing some positive movment in some of our sites....

we have not made any changes to our sites choosing just to ride this wave and see what happens...

my travel sites are still nowhere

does anyone know what tweaks should be made or should we still just wait and see?

jack1960xx

8:49 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone who has watched google before have a way to know if this change (we started seeing results change last evening) is another update ... or just them processing changes from re-roboting sites ....?

We have noticed one site reappear CLOSE to pre-florida position .... on some keywords terms but NOT showing at all on many other terms ... if this is an early update, is it likely to be a few more days to see all the changes?

ALSO ... before today, the filter test had us at #5 and we were 170 in the current results ... now the current results show us #7 and in the FILTER test we are #11 .... can anone make any sense out of that flip flop?

steveb

10:46 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"can anone make any sense out of that flip flop?"

There are two ranking algorithms, and they are completely separate of each other. They aren't related so the movement of the numbers isn't going to show a relationship.

Kirby

10:54 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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steveb, what is your opinion on why the two different algos exist?

minnapple

10:55 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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steveb,

I agree with you on the two algo's.
We have been working on software that allows us to sample large sets of data for analysis.
It is complicated, I do believe it goes farther beyond the two algo's.

minnapple

kelleybelly

10:57 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi My site has disappeared too. Does anybody know why this is . My ecommerce site is for a highly competitive category.

steveb

11:01 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Why have two different algos? Why not? MSN is running two different kinds of bots. Nothing wrong, and a lot right, with having two parallel systems in place.

In this case though, the old anchor text algo is more useful internally on a site, and where internal near-duplicate content makes more sense to ignore. For example, do site:domain.com -qwerty and it makes sense for all pages to show up, including any close to the same pages for endless products. The florida algorithm is working hard to discern and eliminate duplicate content mini-webs and duplicate doorway pages, so the reverse makes sense, to ignore pages very similar to each other.

merlin30

11:03 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Interesting reply you gave thre steveb.

You almost conceded the existence of a filter - not a filter that removes sites but one that sends a search term one way or the other.

Are you changing your mind?

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