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we need to wait till sunday. By then everything will be clarified.
awww, walkman spoiling all the fun by talking talking logically. :-)
Google dances (like this one) are all about Christmas Eve nerves. Especially this time as it seems that junking of scapers means that almost every white hat here is a winner.
All of my fingers are crossed! If this isn't an update, I don't know what is. My second most sought after keyword, also #1 out of 700,000. Third, which is a 2 word phrase, also #1. On Google.com but not when I go to AOL or Netscape. I had serps like this last Christmas, haven't seen anything like it since.
The only thing I have changed in the past couple of months is add a sitemap and a little content to my index page. Must have done something wrong. I have a feeling that I am looking having to do a major overhaul.
Only thing is...anything I change will be total guesswork.
Does anyone else get a message saying cookies are disabled when trying to switch to 100 results on a specific datacenter?
I'm checking stats like crazy and LOVE what I'm seeing!
A site I started on May 6th is out of the "sandbox" too. It's coming up #16 out of my most targeted 2 word phrase. Out of 155,000 results showing. Not bad for a new site, I think!
Don't know which one to wish for to stick. I guess either way, it's an improvement for one site. And maybe these results will merge over the next few days.
joined:Apr 2, 2004
dvduval: is your site that is out of the sandbox showing on google.com or jsut some other datacenters?
When do you all think the propogation will be over?
joined:Apr 2, 2004
I am just hoping that these 3 are the ones that eventually propogate. As you can tell I'm pretty nervous as I've never actually ranked anything above a few hundred before.
Well, good luck everyone.
Give till lunchtime tuesday before celebrations or desperation , go for a pint or 3 tomorrow
joined:Dec 29, 2003
"I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings but we are only on 1st day of an update be carefull if you to happy about your rankings or pretty pi? , still major filters to be applied up till tuesday lunchtime if as per normal and some of the most lethal are applied last of all"
I don't really track specific phrases in the serps much, most of my traffic comes from lots of little phrases. But, I have noticed that on my site with Adsense, my impressions are way down today, cut about in half, and so are my earnings. ctr is fine though. So I think this update must be hurting my rankings for that site. Which sucks because I have spent a lot of time writing content for the site, all white hat, nothing black hat on it. (Sorry for the whine.)
On the other hand, and this may be of interest to someone - another site which lost almost all of its google referrals after Allegra and wasn't showing up for the site name, presumably because someone linked to the site without the www and I didn't have a redirect set up for it - is now in the top 10 for its name again. But sorry, I didn't keep track of when I set up the redirect for it but it was after Allegra. And of course I can't be certain that was the problem, but its a pretty good guess.
I never had a re-direct, and it didn't give me problems before.
What I do have is a sudden surge in inbound links, and an index page with a list of internal links to all my 450 pages. Methinks Google don't like this no more!
A bunch of cleanup later and we now have a few hundred pages in and yesterday the index page finally decided to pay a visit in search results. I don't care where it landed right now it being in there was a relief and a half.
I have also noticed that some keyphrases I watch were so far scraper free. At least the top 20-30 were scraper free. I hope that don't change anytime soon!
Its just a simple website with about 10 pages, however all of my competitors are always copying my content...sometimes verbatim. I'm not the scraper, but the scrapee! I know ya'll are experts...would this cause my downward trend in this shake-up?
All my links are still active except now I have 3 more major links. 1 on a PR5 sites, one on a PR6 and one on a PR7 site. All are reputable sites that play by the rules.
My PR was 3. Now it's 0? #*$!?
Could this be because they're still in the middle of the update? Or is the PR i'm seeing google's final answer?