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Thanks. Taking into account the site of sailorjwd too. It seems that sites of different ages have been affected.
<One thing I see is pages with a few keywords in the filename that match the page title somewhat seem to be candidates for url-only status.>
I have several pages of the kind you described. None have been affected at this moment.
We just need more observations during the next 48 hours to have a good idea about what the folks at Google are targeting this time.
For Example (if its allowed) - Bluefind is a PR2 (was PR2 before) on non-www homepage in 126.96.36.199 at the moment.
Therefore it looks more like a rollback - hopefully this means that soon we will be rolling forward again.
[edited by: Dayo_UK at 3:47 pm (utc) on May 17, 2005]
For a site fully converted and 301'd two months ago so that all URLs would be non-www, suddenly there are many www URLs, as URL-only listings, re-appearing in the SERPs, some of them for pages that have not existed for 18 months or more. Listings (site:domain.com) were "perfect" for the site last week, but now filling back up with junk and URL-only www duplicates.
Where the homepage no longer shows if you do a www.domain.com search as if the site has been removed - however if you do a site search pages are still appearing on that dc for the site.
I think there is a slight difference of when a site has been removed from Google -
If you do a search on the domain name of when a site has been removed (penalty) you do not get the line:
If the URL is valid, try visiting that web page by clicking on the following link: domain.com
However if it is a site Google does not know about you do tend to get that line.
Will have to see how this develops. (Not my site anyway - just one I monitor and use as a Control as it were)
[edited by: Dayo_UK at 4:18 pm (utc) on May 17, 2005]
I'm seeing about 25 percent more traffic on my website since yesterday. Seems like something changed at Google.
Hey, that's my traffic you got there. Gimme back my traffic... ;)
I see some shuffling, but nothing out of the ordinary except for the traffic Zygoot stole from me yesterday. :)
I'm seeing about 25 percent more traffic on my website since yesterday.
Yes, I notice that a lot of my sites have had traffic surges since yesterday.
On my Adsense sites, eCPM and CTR is up too.
I can't see anything special about the SERPS that might caused it though. On all of Google IPs mentioned here, everything looks about the same in terms of position.
1) too little content vs boiler plate
2) keywords in url matching title
Only thing I've ruled out is dup content, except where it applies to #1
Anyone gaining any further insight to this issue?