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"Dept Consolidation" is a competitive term ( not my industry).Search for that in google now...
None of the results exept #3 and #10 are relevent. I guess this term was ruled by keyword-keyword domains before...eventhough they may looked spammy they served the purpose...gave the user what he searched for...but NOW?
[edited by: gopi at 7:03 pm (utc) on Sep. 26, 2002]
[edited by: WebGuerrilla at 7:15 pm (utc) on Sep. 26, 2002]
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Then why is onebaldguy's competitor doing so well with only 3 inbound links, with 2 from a PR8 site? Of course, it isn't the site's PR that counts onebaldguy, it is the PR of the pages on that site that are linking to him. The only way what you are saying makes sense is if onebaldguy's competitor has keyword stuffed his page to the max. It seems to me at the moment anchor link text is de-emphasized, not PR.
WOW! I just checked my own site and it's gone to #1 for my most cherished keyword phrase! DEF-IN-ATE-LY an update!
[edited by: namniboose at 7:10 pm (utc) on Sep. 26, 2002]
Nothing would be more frustrating to us than chasing a ghost. I've read and re-read most of the comments here and it seems each claim has a counter-claim. And then each counter-claim is is reclaimed...etc.
Now why would Google do this "Randomizing month"?
1. Flush out amateur SEO. (They tried it and it doesn't work.)
2. Relieve some dependance on Google. (Everyone seems to be putting a lot of eggs into the Big 'G' Basket. Admit it...You are already looking at other S.E.'s for some traffic or maybe...ahem...'AdWords'....?)
3. Watch for major changes in websites THIS month. (Thus flushing out those who are trying to 'adapt' to the 'new' algo.
4. Flushing out some unethical behaviour at directories.
5. Shaking up the whole SEO world for a month. Can you imagine how many 'pro's' are going to have some 'splaining to do on Monday?
6. (added) If the results aren't relevant to the searcher...maybe they'll click on..ahem...AdWords? (/added)
7. (added more) Flushes out Page Rank for Sale. (/added more)
Any way you look at it, this update is a HUGE change.
Has anyone noticed the ABSENCE of many moderator's comments and senior members? (Listen carefully...that's the sound of many of us scrambling to figure out what's going on.)
As in Chess...
Google says 'check'...
[edited by: ScottM at 7:30 pm (utc) on Sep. 26, 2002]
"Microsoft Internet Information Server
The Web Server Designed For Windows NT Server Why not add the latest
features to your Internet Information Server? Documentation. ... "
The site and the keyword has nothing to do with computers or servers.
Thats a good observation scott...i cannot believe that moderators and Pro's including brett didnt commented on this update yet..that too with this much algo change...
Think some Secret " Pro Only " conference call going on :)
Just kidding :) :)
[edited by: gopi at 7:49 pm (utc) on Sep. 26, 2002]
a site that used to be a resource for my industry went out of business over a year ago is again listed in the top 100 for a very competitive term (1,000,000 results)
Furthermore, the site has been gone and redirects instead to Yahoo!, which has been that way for a good 8 months. This site has been gone from google completely and now has made it's way back still redirecting to yahoo homepage. This tells me they are hardly, if at all, even looking at the keyword density, title, etc.
this one has a long way to go yet
For the past few months, what you see at the beginning of the dance has been what you get when dance is over. However I do recall some updates late last year (and maybe early this year) where the dance truly was a dance. Things would change around for days before settling down. Let's hope this update still has a lot of dancing to do.
Okay, this is freaky. While proofreading my first paragraph, I decided to search another keyword at Google.ca. All of the results have completely changed back to WWW. I'm so confused...and depressed. Give me chocolate.
Added: Okay, two minutes later, Google.ca is back with the new results. Maybe I should just stop looking. As if... lol
[edited by: AAnnAArchy at 7:45 pm (utc) on Sep. 26, 2002]
While we can comment on what it looks like now, there really is no guarantee that it won't change in the end.
I'm in agreement with that statement.
It's just a working theory...which will be adopted to a better theory when we have more information.
[edited by: ScottM at 7:43 pm (utc) on Sep. 26, 2002]
There really isn't anything to comment on yet. I truly appreciate everyone's excitement, but it just isn't possible to draw any valid conclusions about possible algo changes this early in the update.
You need to at least get to the point where everyone is seeing the same thing.
So lets talk this time next week... :)
1. Scott is right
If the results aren't relevant to the searcher...maybe they'll click on..ahem...AdWords? (/added)
(added more) Flushes out Page Rank for Sale. (/added more)
you guys have provoked google by putting "GOOGLE PAGE RANK FOR SALE" alerts on the front page of Webmasterworld. You wanted it - now you have it. Good luck with your work.
2. Anchor text seems to have lost its importance.
3. I think I'm seeing more *corporate* results for keywords in general.
Good luck once again :)
Of course, Google must combat the web bomb (Mocrosoft="go to hell") trick. It has been highly publicized and is embarassing to Google. It challenges the legitimacy of their results in a very public way.
That the focus of this index is to combat this explains alot about what we are seeing in this dance.