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The site now again follows the usual allinanchor as one would expect, so I expect it to again show PR once the visible update occurs.
It's either an update or Google has relaxed the penalties... we should soon know.
One that is interesting to me however is the search for my keyword on google, shows my position to be #2 and a competitor to be #1.
I then select pages from australia only, and my site is #1, whilst the same competitor is #2. (Both sites are also Aussie).
I thought that was strange - I could not think of a reason why the positions would change when selecting worldwide or sites from Australia only. Considering both sites are from Australia. Anyone have any ideas of why this may happen?
I noticed this evening that the number of pages that appear for my site with the "site:www.domain.com" command has dropped pretty dramatically (around 25%), but for the search terms I follow, things seem pretty stable. Some of the rankings did change slightly within the last week.
Me too. I have also jumped up about five or six places from page 2 to page one for several keywords.
My site was around page 22-23 on SERPS for my major keyword, but sometimes didn't appear in a search - considering it was a new page I just thought to be patient and wait.
Around 1-2 months ago I started to dig into my page and begin to optimise for google, my PR got boosted to 5 and I get shallow crawled every day and all changes reflect in googles cache within 1-2 nights. I soon moved to page 18 with solid appearance. This was a good move forward but was expecting more!
When I use "allintext" and "allinachor" for my main keyword I seem to come around #2-4 which would generate 1000's of hits for me, which is a little frustrating - and so Iíve been building backlinks, adding content blah blah on the hope to climb.
THEN... THIS MORNING... I check google and I cant find myself, totally gone for my main keyword. I check my cache and its reverted back to my old "UN OPTIMISED" site. Why it would do this I have no idea and I hope it can be explained by a dance or something of the sort?!?
There are pages on page 10 for my search term which donít even have any relevance to my keyword - Maybe i can expect a shift upwards after google sorts itself out.
Anyone else noticed effects like this today? Please be a dance!
Using "allinurl" then the website name, then clicking on [ More results from www.********.com ]
-Let's us this for an example:
Title: Widget Decor
Description: Widget Decor. ...
www.********.com/Widget_Decor.htm - 17k
So, before the description was not even showing at all and now it is partially showing up - a good sign I think.
Thanks for the input.
My site is now #1, which is cool with me but I can't imagine why the others have dropped. I see some crappy pages in their place... one is not relevant (similar to searching for "tires" and getting a site that sells hubcaps), one has less than one paragraph of copy on a free directory site and another is a single product affiliate page with 20 words and a link to a major retailer.
I guess this will be good for me as I am now one of the few remaining sites that has much value to offer users searching for this phrase.
One more strange thing I started seeing a few days ago, that seems to have gone even further, is the difference between singular vs. plural. For a couple years these results have been pretty close, now they are drastically different.
But is anybody seeing these changes anywhere else apart from [220.127.116.11...] ?
You are all talking about big movements, but where are you looking?
Are these changes propogating across the DC's?
Does anyone know when past PR updates have occurred? Is someone keeping track somewhere? There used to be a website that kept track of the specific dates when they started.
I checked site:www.widgets.com and they only have about 30 of their 100+ pages indexed and only 4 pages have titles and descriptions. I checked their site and don't see any significant changes they have made recently, they don't seem to have done anything wrong.
Normally it wouldn't worry me to see a compeitor lose their ranking and, like I said before, this benefits me greatly, but it is a pretty strange... they are afterall, one of the best sites on the internet for these widgets. I doubt they would have tried any tricks or black/grey hat stuff since they have always been at the top.
=en is Google in english
If you do not change manually to en, it could be it or de or any local language Google uses. Google uses the language of the country you are searching from.
I note that you can get different results.