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It seems to be mainly the sites that were affected in the mid-December algo change that are seeing changes on these datacenters. If you didn't see any changes in your area in mid-December, you may not see anything unusual on these datacenters today. If you were badly affected by the mid-December blip, then you may see positive results on these datacenters today. (my observation only)
Yes I agree. My site took a small hit in September then a massive drop in December. It's a regional travel site that had been performing very well for years in Google. In December Google referals went from 25,000 down to around 1,000 per day. Yes I was freaked! The site is clean and I did nothing SEO wise in Sept. or Dec. I simply continued to add content, get links (over 1,000 now) and worked on a new site as well. Today wella...back in the serps in a major way.
What we're seeing is not a daily flux (listen to dazzlindonna). For those of us destroyed in the December 'limited update' this is significant - I have one site that went from 8,000 Google referrals a day to 400 - this has returned to #1 on many phrases. I also have other sites where I can see no discernable change in rankings.
So, another limited update - whether you attribute this to glitch or filter is up to you. If your sites weren't hit in December you will barely notice this.
I agree with Iguana...I shared this exact experience.
After 5 years of consistent, good, search results ranking, my site as almost disappeared - not even first when search on my company name.
This is absurd..
sailorjwd - Assuming your doing good SEO I would recommend working on a new site, work on getting backlinks or start a new hobby for a few months. Because you will drive yourself crazy otherwise, I know from personal experience.
Mixed fealings, since it looks as if it's on the DCs showing improvements for my old sites (from 1998 and 1999), that cannot find my new sites...
They aren't sandboxed. They do show up for some searches, but not for the site: command.
"Bookmark this site now, it may not be here 5 minutes from now"
How can users be comfortable with a search engine that changes the results everytime you do a search?
My site varies from top five on page one, to non-existant, depending on G's mood, i guess....
This has been going on for months.
gmail...local search....froogle...google news...google groups... ..Google Desktop ..Blogging...
need I go on! think they lost focus on what they used to be good at!