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May be a mistake about cutting down keyword density. A mediocre page is beating mine on a SERP because my density on that keyword isn't 21% like theirs is.
DWD in the top ten for my search term ranges from 0.97% to 9.42% (using keyword density dot com). I'm at 4.03%, which seems reasonable. There are three sites above me with a KWD very close to that -- and they all have lower PR (6 compared to my 7) and considerably fewer backlinks.
I'm still puzzling about what I have to do to get Google to give my site the recognition I think it deserves. Last month a number of people suggested cutting KWD. I also added a lot of new content. No joy so far, but the update is yet young.
17 indexed pages to 1,670.
Life is good! This update may have been worth the wait, for me at least.
I discovered is forum after I was last crawled, so next month I may be able to do even better.
Hope other are happy with the results as well!
Are these results going to "gel", or are there still major changes in store before the dance comes to a close? This is the first dance I have paid any attention to, so this is new to me.
I'm doing well an some SERPs with a non-commercial site that is a .ws. My guess is the only reason the .coms and .nets seem to do better is that they tend to be owned by high powered people with better SEO and links.
To be honest Googleguy, these people *didn't* do anything to try and trick Google. I have even exchanged e-mails with the people who run this site. I doubt they have a clue about SEO. Their intent is pure; this is another drug use harm reduction site. It is just whoever wrote that page by sheer accident went over 20% on KWD. They just beat me inadvertantly by having one page on their site about the topic that my entire site is about. This had nothing to do with malice or design. Just by sheer luck they managed to do very well at Google, because the Google algo likes huge KWD.
>Less than 50 posts in an hour and a half. Hmmm, maybe people are sleeping off New Year's celebrations.
Yep. Google took advantage of the fact that many webmasters were still in an alcohol induced coma and updated at that moment. ;)
I have 7 pages that are a database listing geographical coords for caves, (I hope this is ok for TOS webmasterworld, if not tell me and I'll edit it to widgets), i.e. a*** cave, b*** cave, ... there are over 1100 entries, about 40% with cave on them, and if I tried to remove "cave" it would be a nightmare. I hope it doesn't flag a spam filter. GG, any chance of telling me if this is ok?
As far as flux--a lot of things can happen between the start of an index switchover and the end. I often recommend that people go out and do other things for a few days. :)
rfgdxm1, we stayed on a holiday update schedule for a while, but there's precious few holidays late in the next few months. If anyone wants to suggest holidays from around that world, that would be fun. :)
Question: My site is going through it's first major google update.. it has only experience the everflux since it's release late Nov. I want to know why google is using its DEC 2, 2002 cache copy of my page? Is it normal to go so far back and not use a more recent cached visit? :(
Please share some insight into this process please.
It is just whoever wrote that page by sheer accident went over 20% on KWD.
I wonder if you're using SEW's KWD tool. It grossly inflates KWD (or a least it did when I last used it). It tells me my KWD is 20% when a hand count shows it to be more like 4%. The problem seems to be that it undercalculates how many words there are -- and so the apparent KWD soars.