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But then suddenly this morning, on certain search terms, we have these 'glancing' relevance sites - word not in title at all - barely on the page - and unlikely to be in backlinks either (and pretty useless to the searcher.)
Seems we have a mix of semantics in some areas, and not in others.
I wouldn't mind the semantic stuff if it worked properly.
(BTW: I sell aardvarks, not exactly a money term, but I was hit badly by FlorAustinDisaster until I sprinkled my aardvark site with a few mentions of 'World Wildlife Fund' & 'Conservation.'
I then got back in the top ten with a couple of mentions of "What's the first thing in a dictionary."
But I only hit the number 1 spot again when I provided a page about making aardvark soup. 'Soup' was clearly the 'problem' word. Google wants the word 'soup' on my aardvark site - if it's not there, my semantic vector points to the wrong multi-dimensional position -bit of a bummer for specialist sites.
Such is Google's infinite wisdom regarding the relatedness of words. Should I hide the 'soup' page?
BTW2: Aardvark soup is horrible, don't try it.
BTW3: For my American friends, there is the likelihood of irony in this post :)
Much respect ;)
[edited by: SyntheticUpper at 9:02 am (utc) on Mar. 10, 2004]
Only execellent linkpopularity stabilizes that.
It seems that google is jocking with SEO. I think that it is better to not modify pages at the moment: just add new pages with relevant content and wait.
I think you need 2 to 3 sites with different SEO structures to make sure you appear day to day.
Yes, I agree. But the new model Google algo is making us all think like spammers. A total bl*ody disaster. I have the .co.uk and the .com (and in my innocence, even worried about linking between the two!)
Well forget that - if my business is being spammed out of existence, I'll join them.
I'm really disappointed with G.
Not a rant ..just like to get back to my work
Repeat this process for all your keywords.
Fun, Fun, Fun!
Ditto here. 2 sites the exact same in style & structure but different KWs & content.
1 was deep-crawled a month ago & behaving normally with latest changes in cache. The other is being crawled regularly yet still the cache shows 7 week old pages.
Anyone listening at the 'Plex?
Has anyone had any pages added over the past week
Yes, and very quickly. However, as far as I know, my recently added pages haven't made it into the index unless they've been linked from the home page--even though Googlebot routinely crawls 1,500 to 2,000 or more of my pages each day.
My internal linking structures and inbound links are strong and crawler friendly and Google bot has no problem finding each page but like so many people here, no deep crawl, the bot visits the page and then vanishes without looking at another link.
But with all the hits, the data is completely stale meaning that everyone coming to the main pages of some of my sites are expecting products that are no longer on sale and haven't been on sale since January. Never had this problem before.
The constant updates really do drive a person quite mad though--even if my sites are doing well.
This reinforces this point--dont chase google. They may come back to you if build a site for the long haul