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G directory sub's showing no PR from where I look. Amazon too, but Amazon seems to have just changed their nav structure also, unless it's 'cause I'm deleting cookies constantly today and there's a plain vanilla version I've not seen in a while.
Other oddities too. Some of the local stuff is really wacky.
Plus, like the old updates, it seems to be iterating. So what I saw earlier (before dinner, on the dc's where the action is) is not what I'm seeing now.
Remember when they used to say, "too early to draw conclusions"? Well...er, seems like we really do have something akin to an old fashioned update on our hands here.
I dont rank well for ANY of my keywords or keyword combinations anymore. I don't even rank for my name when I was number 1! My main keyword, I am ranked 800!
[edited by: chopin2256 at 7:16 am (utc) on May 21, 2005]
Am I the only one that seems to have taken a beating with this update?
Unless of course, you moved down 40 spots, and 39 other sites each moved up one spot. ;-)
Unless of course, you moved down 40 spots
I moved more than 40 spots. I am nowhere to be found for anything. I am still in the google index, but im back in the sandbox it seems. I ranked well for 3 months, I have a few Dmoz listings, and many good backlinks. All my work has gone to waste. I was ranking beautifully for 3 months after I thought I got out of the sandbox...kind of confused now why Google thinks I should be put back in the box after proving my status?
Enjoy the update PRO Googlers for it won't last!
[edited by: MLHmptn at 7:41 am (utc) on May 21, 2005]
I'm seeing an odd result in position number two for a pet phrase. Pages from a client's site in position 1 and 2, but #2 has no content. It only has a few inbound links.
Positions three and four are there through brute force internal anchors (completely irrelevant blog). This blog page has hovered in the bottom for awhile, but this is the first time I've seen two pages from the blog in the serps. Interesting...
This may change by Monday. It's just interesting to see the colors change.
[edited by: martinibuster at 7:45 am (utc) on May 21, 2005]
My site for example has never jumped hugely but over the last two years has gained 1 or 2 places each update with other sites performing similarly (some obviously moving downward).
From what I can see it's basically newer (well relatively newer) sites who are still updating content and as a result gaining new links that are slowly but surely overtaking established cobweb sites who currently have all the links and content they'll ever have.
They had such a monumental lead in terms of PR and backlinks a few years back that it seemed hopeless to try to overhaul them then. So the conclusion which I draw from all this Google indexing business is that patience is the name of the game.
On the other hand, one site went further into the sandbox, like 130 to 220 for its site name.
No conclusions to draw yet, but still not too much going on in my neck of the woods.
Insofar as the toolbar PR indicator is concerned...I seem to recall people saying that the new Google toolbar doesn't have a PR indicator.... I wonder if Google is disabling PR with this update for those of us who still have toolbars that have the PR feature.
[edited by: MikeNoLastName at 8:43 am (utc) on May 21, 2005]
We have a site with about 3.000 pages of unique, clean content. On day before Allegra I changed all URLs to lowercase letters. Nice coincidence :-(
Allegra slammed us to the floor. I did a lot of cleanup work, setting 301s, trying everything to avoid duplicate content.
Now it seems we are back at about 70% of pre allegra. I hope it will go on like this the next days.
Thanks to anyone here at WW for all the help in the last weeks.