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My site went from ranking 2nd page to 11th for an important search term! All pages show NO CACHE in the SERPS, and the back links only show incoming external links, no internal links of any kind! What is happening? Have I been penalized!?!??!
I blow most #1 ranking last month (yes in just 1 month).
But after reading a while on this, may i say very exellent forum, i read usefull very things, and found links to good information.
Now after changing html's, i looked in the www2&3 i see i have fully recovered, and probable even better then they were, but that i'll find out when google's finished his math.
i thank to webmasterworld a lot for just beiing here!
I thought I added plenty last month, but apparently (according to my results from this update) I didn't add enough. It's really sad because the user experience dwindles rapidly as one optimizes for Google.
Just my two cents....
In an extremely competitive market, with this new update I managed to be on the first page of results on almost all main keywords. I managed to beat big, great webdesign companies. I am a "one-man-show" with no budget at all.
I have been using clear, clean markup, xhtml to drive the logic and css to drive the design. I have also used some tips found here in this great forum.
I am happy. *actually going crazy, dancing, yodelling...*
:) :) :)
<<From the update I've seen, I've decided to go through my sites and add more keywords. It's kind of ridiculous, but it seems like, to get decent rank in Google, you have to add an abnormal number of keywords to get any kind of rank at all.>>
I'm not sure what you mean by adding more keywords. Are you talking about increasing keyword density? Or different keywords than you presently have on one page?
no TOOLS urls please
The explosion of Google related free and commercial site tools has opened a flood gate of url dropping to "tools" sites. Therefore, we request you don't post links to "google tools" (there are dozens if not hundreds of them now as a result of the Google API).
I see the update moved moved to www too.
no other major changes except we've doubled our inbound links and gained from that
Main page - PR7 and many, many deeplinks as well (Thankyou DMOZ).
Second site went to PR7 too.
Almost every single page now PR4 or above and backlinks tripled.
Almost all shockwave applets are now first page of results.
SERP's should double traffic this update if not more.
Is there any thing like directory2.google.com like www2, www3 where it might be showing. Any way I believe the link is there means it will show up in the directory in next few days..