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hehe, it's tough to comment as there has been many shifts. For a moment, I was seeing some results that reminded me a lot of 3-4 months ago. I can't possibly look at all our sites/serps, but a couple of my "favorites" are taking a pretty good beating :)
I'm sure that many have made changes to their sites in response to the recent updates and we may be seeing movement as a result of those changes finally hitting the searches.
But that's always happening.
lol, the only time I really watch an update is when the official thread is posted here. Based on a handful of test terms that I carefully watch, Google is updating by the hour. There is constant movement in the top ten.
A page with PR=0 containing 11 affiliate tracking links links is now #1 for a financial service prefaced by most of the state names: "state" "service" ...brilliant.
At least now I know what works... first delete all the relevant on-topic text...these ranking pages have no text except for menu anchor text and the rest of the page are gif's. No relevant body text on the page at all.
[edited by: idoc at 3:59 am (utc) on Mar. 7, 2004]
What I am seeing here too. And quite a bit of variation between datacenters. You can see why I specifically up the thread refused to use the U word, and left it as "something is up". Google ain't like it used to be.
I hope it isn't though.
Has anybody seen these changes on WWW for any length of time or even on other datacentres except for those already mentioned?
Guess we need Google Guy to come in an clarify. From experience backlinks usually update first followed by a dance and that is not happening in this case so I guess it is some rearranging.
If you are looking at one site or area, it really isn't a good indicator of much. I am seeing quite a few pages (100's) move up or down over 25-50 spots, which is a bit different than the usual daily shifts.
Frankly, I could care less what it is called but if the new SERPS make their way to www, we are again looking at a pretty significant algo change (meshes with what Matt Cutts said at PubCon).