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My website has plenty of outbound links, but they are on relevant pages. The problem my site has always had, was a lack of "inbound links." I got tired of searching for people to link to me (with all the spammy sites around) and gave up. So my pages have acquired some links naturally I guess(and I'll bet I still don't have more than 30 inbound links for the whole site) Still have a PR4, which I've had since it disappeared in Nov.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 8:54 pm (utc) on May 27, 2005]
You mentioned in your post (msg#:422)
>Bourbon includes something like 3.5 improvements in search quality, and I believe that only a couple are out so far. The 0.5 will go out in a day or so, and the last major change should roll out over the next week or so.<
Would you be kind to elaborate more about the nature of major improvements in search quality which have been implemented/completed so far?
If we somehow manage to determine what it is that we have done to anger the mighty Google AND if it is our power to repair it*... how long will we continue to be penalized?
Assume that we are PR5 or PR6 sites that are completely crawled by Googlebot every day or two, as that seems to be the average case.
Are we better in a week? In a month? In the next major algorithmic shift?
* Inbound links are not in our control, including links from "bad neighborhoods" and 302 edirects.
It is getting worse!
Check DC 126.96.36.199
bad?! WOW! it's great! My site is finally out of sandox! After 7 months of waiting... Still on page 4, but small moves... before it was not in results at all, since the day of its creation.
And you are saying there is no sandbox! Of course there is, no matter how you call it. My site didn't do anything wrong these 7 months rather than just being launched in December.
BillyS, hows's yours? ;)
>Could 0.5 have referred to the migration of algoII across all the data centres as shortly after he announced it the migration began in earnest whereas prior to that algoI and algoII has been spread evenly and equally across the data centres. Seems strange to refer to it as 0.5 if it was an actual algo change.<
Fact is that the fellow members who have suffered from Bourbon since its start are still suffering the same, with or without 0.5 "improvement".
And what worry me most is the rest of the 3.5 (which is one) that will be implemented next week, if the same tendency continue.
But lets wait, see and hope that things change to the better. That is all what we can do at present.
Everything still looks fabulous in the allin's, which appear to be completely ignored.
Looking at "free spinning widget plans" where I previously held the #1 spot, I get:
#1 Page with links, amazon, advertisements, popunders, no information about widget plans, no widget plans to speak of.
#2 Indented entry of above site.
#3 Spinning widget software site. Barely relevant.
#4 Commercial site offering "plans" as an aside.
#5 A painfully incomplete and poorly described list of links.
#6 Spinning widget plan magazine.
#7 Commercial site offering very poor "plans" as an aside.
#8 Commercial site offering very poor "plans" as an aside.
#9 Commercial site offering very poor "plans" as an aside.
#10 Commercial site offering very poor "plans" as an aside.
Page 2 is really dodgy, we're already into the realm of "suggestion rank."
My site is completely devoted to spinning widget plans. It's nothing but. I LOOK FORWARD to the 2.0 improvements. I fear I will be disappointed.
What ever the algo i have never posted just to gloat and thank google. Can i suggest when so many people are trying to post it would be far easier to find the useful information if the fools who only post to say how well they are doing would keep there big mouths shut.
Especially if some details are included, like... "I'm in a spammy area to begin with" - "it's not a competitive term" - "I'm getting a spike in referrals for 4-word keyphrases" etc.
"My google traffic has gone up a few 100%, thank you google :) Loving the new algo :)
I havenít nailed it down to any specific data centers; it would appear to be from several of them. Although oddly enough Iím still stuck down on the third page for my main keyword, this traffic re-gain appears to be for two word keyword combos, whereas recently I was only getting them on three and four word combos.
On closer inspection all of the site results are the same but the centre where we rank 26 has duel listings for far more of the same sites listed in them.
IMO google should remove duel listing and put forward the most appropriate match.
joined:Oct 27, 2001
They are serching for constructive help and comments such as the following help no one apart from the idiot that posted it.
Yes, and let's get a filter for "Google wants to kill off mom-and-pop businesses" and "Google is corrupting its SERPs to sell more AdWords," too. (Maybe every update thread should be accompanied by a separate frustration thread where angry members can let off steam.)
joined:Jan 12, 2004
joined:Jan 12, 2004
GG said in another thread that it might be settled by New Orleans Conference!
Thats June 21st folks - until then we may be watching a moving target.
So what does "settled" mean? Back to making sense and the way they were, or "settled" into the quagmire of illogic in which it now finds itself?
This is too horrible, and taking far too long. Bye-bye Google, Bye-bye AdSense. Hello freedom!
I would imagine settled in the way that DCs align but you still get fresh data and smaller changes when dcs move about. EG. Everflux.
That is really the time when it is possible to judge the quality of the serps.
Slightly surprised that G can go so long in a state of flux - it will be about a month on the dot. (well more if you include Allerga) (big flux not everflux:)).
Thanks again Google for bankruptcy & homelessness! Hopefully they'll catch wind of this and start using Yahoo's feed....or one of their own.
That's a bit harsh.
You placed all your eggs in one basket - a basket you have no real control over.
I've had good established sites drop and it is always temporary.