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We need to keep this thread focused on the followings:
- Changes on your own site ranking on the serps (lost & gained positions or disappearance of the site).
- Changes you have noticed on the new serps (both google.com and your local google site) especially in regards to the nature of the top 10 or 20 ranking sites.
- Stability of the serps. I.e do you get the same serps when you run the same query within the same day or 2-3 successive days (both google.com and your local google site).
- Effective ethical measures to deal with the above mentioned changes.
joined:Jan 12, 2004
If google's algo is so damn stupid that it doesn't understand that www.mysite.com is the same as mysite.com, then that's their freaking problem, not mine.
Unfortunately, it is your problem in the first place, otherwise you wouldn't be here.
Besides, there is absolutely no reason for any subdomain to be considered the same as root domain.
Google is playing according to the rules here.
While your first sentence is certainly true, Google is obviously not playing by any standard rules (hence the reason we are all here), they are playing by only THEIR OWN rules, since no other SE is screwed up like this. ;)
If you have an affiliate shop in your look and feel do other sites also use that database! Then doh! That’s the problem go sort it! Look for any form of duplication and Robot.txt or meta exclude or delete them.
First x amount of words snippets are ok (as used on many home pages or RSS readers without or with "more"/"Read more" link)
joined:Dec 29, 2003
Same here. All DCs seem to have settled, but I got this on Feb too...for 5-6 days, and then I was lost again. I lost hope and a while back and couldn't get myself to update the site for no reward. Now I'm scrambling :). But it's all good.
My first born son shall be named GoogleGuy...if things stay this way at least until Christmas ;)
I think GG has the same first name as my brother so I cant really do that. Dont want to go into family name thing eg:-
Billy Bob Junior the third or something. :)
Just hope its for real - been a awful 5-6 months.
Before anyone asks - yes my brothers name is Billy Bob - he he - no not really
joined:Dec 29, 2003
Doubt it. Seen many sites with a lot more than 100 links.
Looks like you might be on a free host so dont know if this is possible or not.
If you access yourdomain in the following format http.//site.example.com you get an error page - if you access it like http.//www.site.example.com you get your page.
What I would do if possible would put a 301 redirect so that your site comes up even without the wwws. Not sure if you can do that or if you need to ask your hosts.
Of course you may want to wait until the update is complete - just in case Google does return your sites rank and I am not really sure if it is the same problem re your domain name structure.
Johan has helped me out a lot in recent days, and I just wanted to publically thank him. He's been a great support. Thanks, Johan.
>After Allegra it took some weeks for things to return to normal so I think it wiser to wait and see.<
After Florida I said to heck with those bums at Google. I'm getting ready to roll out a whole new site design tomorrow and to ___ with them.
>After Florida I said to heck with those bums at Google. I'm getting ready to roll out a whole new site design tomorrow and to ___ with them.<
And what happened since then? have your redesigned site regained its positions on the serps or have you moved the contents to a new domain?
Can someone tell me if these are 302 hijacking or PR theft?
When clicked on they go to my page But I have read here and on other websites that it isn't necessarily so....
But i've also got a few about.com links like yours.
I figure if the contents of a page comes up on two different urls it is nothing but trouble. Obviously G thinks that that link is a page.
I've attempted to remove them but can't because it is framing my page and G doesn't see the noindex tag...
Maybe someone here knows how to get around that?
Picked this up here on WW works good.
After the Bourbon update, this is no longer true.
When you see spam results in the SERPS -- please report them to Google using Google's online spam reporting form at [google.com...]
the first article as of this moment:
"Cosmetic Changes at Google Precede Larger Overhaul" is a good one.
and there's the other one I see there:
"Big changes at Google search."
Yes, I think for a lot of sites hit recently the problem is canonical confusion which is caused by extensive sites scraping or linking to the "legitimate site" content.
It's not trivial for Google to figure out which is the site with the original content - highest PR will be right most of the time though. I'm guessing that resolving "who posted this content first" is why they seem to be using "old" pages more and more in the index mix.
DCs Weather Report
I see another set of serps this morning (than that of yesterday) on my google.com (at moment 220.127.116.11) which is the same on the two DCs I monitor:
I´m sure that some of you will be happy for what they see, and as usual there will be others who wish to see different serps ;-)
And..allow me to ask my standard question:
HOW DOES GOOGLE UK LOOK LIKE TODAY?