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Huge rise - Huge Drop

... all within six days!

     
2:51 pm on Apr 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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On the 25th, 26th and 27th of this month I saw traffic to several sites (all on the same topic) triple. I jumped for joy as over the three days it seemed to be a stable rise. Then:

the 28th, 29th and 30th gave practically no traffic at all. From elation to depression in six days. I can't see any update, my rankings do not seem to have changed yet the traffic from Google is almost non-existent.

Like I said, my rankings are still there, even increased in some places. How can traffic levels drop so dramatically without loss of ranking?

3:42 pm on Apr 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It's possible you are not seeing what everyone else is seeing due to geolocation or simply that you are hitting a datacenter where your site still ranks while it doesn't at others.

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3:47 pm on Apr 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google controls your traffic by throttling the data centers randomly.
11:32 pm on Apr 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It's possible you are not seeing what everyone else is seeing due to geolocation or simply that you are hitting a datacenter where your site still ranks while it doesn't at others.

I agree that this situation is true but I don't think it applies in this case. I have a UK hosted site that only targets UK visitors - I work using two different ISPs in my office and results are the same. Unless Google is somehow specifically targetting my house and my computer I don't see how datacenter differences could be affecting me. Won't most of the UK be seeing the same datacenter information I am?

7:27 am on May 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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11:18 am on May 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There is something going on at the moment. One of my sites is fluctuating between #4 and #37 all the time.
12:42 pm on May 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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yep, I can see fluxes in all SERPS at the moment.

I can sense a new "Google Update" thread coming...