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Pre-allegra one of my sites was #3
Post-allegra, it dropped to #400
Post-post allegra, it's #1
Note: The cached pages from all 3 sets are recent, just the positions are markedly different.
The results haven't settled down yet, so I'm inclined to say "The Dance" is still on, and the fat^H^H^H calorically gifted lady has not yet sung. The big swing does lead me to believe that whatever happened in Allegra may have been axed in this current update.
Neither position is that bad in a field of over 10 million pages,
but it makes me a little dizzy.
There just seem to be two sets of data.
I can look at page one and tell if I'm to be found on page 2 or 3.
Whenever KWK (the keyword stuffing king) is in slot #1, I'm on page 2.
If KWK falls to the second slot, I'm on page 3. -Larry
The site is essentially a "gift" site that has all types of gifts but we predominantly sell gifts on behalf of one supplier.
Due perhaps to our laziness, we never bothered to change the descriptions of these gifts from the description supplied by our suppliers.
This lead, i believe, to us tripping the duplicate content filter in allegra.
This has had the following effect on our weekly google referals:
Just after Allegra: 50
We have not changed the site at all during this time.
I hope this info helps someone somewhere. It certainly helped us decide not to bother selling gifts anymore.