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Google drop - Up again?

   
4:32 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A month a go i had a drop from more that 90% in visitors.

Has someone saw inprovement.

Thanks

8:23 am on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Don't see improvement since march.
9:19 am on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Better promote Yahoo ...! Google search quality is getting more junky every day.
9:22 am on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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MMm - well G still has Canonical url problems - until these are sorted hard to comment.
12:12 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google should better look at their search quality rather than expanding into all these new products. Right now they gamble with their foundation.
9:28 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No Improvement
10:09 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)



Google insiders are dumping their GOOG ahead of the new offering, that doesn't inspire any confidence here.
10:03 am on Sep 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google atm =

1) Unable to accept new information without penalizing a site for it

2) URL only listings for many high PR sites

3) slow servers in top 10 results of highly competitive keyword serps

4) up to 1000 copies on 1000 other sites of the same description of products. These rank in top 10 of very competitive keywords.

5) To be continued please add some more to this list to give a better idea of what you think googles results are doing at the moment.

This search engine has seriously had it day imo

4:20 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Some changes?
5:02 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No Improvement since march

only indexed pages increased to 251 000 (yesterday) :-)

7:12 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A month a go i had a drop from more that 90% in visitors.

Seems that at least one of my sites is back again after several months of no or very little Google tarffic. My main site that lost its traffic last month isnīt back.

I have done the same thing on both sites which are:

- Fixed the www non www issue with a 301 redirect
- Iīm now using a Google sitemap
- Checked and deleted duplicate content
- Used robots.txt to exclude forums and some other pages from beeing indexed
- Removed links (link exchange) with some directories
- Posted more fresh content

Could be that some of the changes to my main site were not yet on site when Google did the reindexing or then thereīs some other things affecting its ranking.

My to do list for main site is:

- Check for possible over optimizing penalty issues
- Still many scraper sites linking to my site (could this be an issue?)
- Found some duplicate content on other sites (that should not affect the whole sites ranking?)

10:28 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Some good news. Will keep watching the posts here and also .. do as you did

ty for your input

10:38 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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P.S. Anybody know anything about or know were I can find info on duplicate content issues related to search engine friendly urls?

I noticed my blog pages hasnīt been indexed. I use search engine friendly* URLs for the blog. Could this trigger some dup content filter? For another site I noticed Google had indexed both the SE friendly URLs and the dynamic ones.

* URLs are changed from index.php?item=1 to index/item-1.php etc.

11:04 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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P.S. Googlebot visits my site, but it doesnīt show the blog pages when I search for site:www.mysite.com. I guess they arenīt indexed then?

P.S. The hijacking issues are quite uknown to me. Should I check more into this? When searching with inurl or allinurl the results shown says "Results 1 - 4 of about 161", but when browsing the searches not that many results are actually shown. Then I also found very suspicious pages with links to my site like

http://www.anothersite.com/_inc/url.asp?i=6&q=#*$!+-+#*$!+1234&u=http://www.mysite.com%2F
11:49 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>>http://www.anothersite.com/_inc/url.asp?i=6&q=#*$!+-+#*$!+1234&u=http://www.mysite.com%2F

Oddly I just found a URL with a similar format that is as far as I can see my information copied on thier servers.

[copyinwanker.com...]

check for the URL in google. If there is one there and it has your information on ... get in touch with the webmaster and get a spam report into google asap

12:08 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My site was hit hard by Google in December 2004. Right in the middle of the month, my traffic from Google dived by 90%. From mid-December to mid-July, I got about 10% average of what I had been getting from Google. All other SE traffic was/is stable.

In mid-July, Google came back with about 50% of the traffic I lost in December.

I've looked the site over, and there just isn't any reason why this should have happened. No black hat at all. It's very distressing, especially when I find sites listed above mine with tiny hidden text, an obvious infraction of Google guidelines, but it still seems to work for some sites!

2:55 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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get in touch with the webmaster

The sites Iīm talking about are solely build to mess with other sites. No mail contacts...

3:01 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)



I had a drop of 70-90% starting in late March (with a low point in late May, right before the Bourbon update). My rankings recovered with Bourbon, almost exactly two months from the onset of my Google referral drought.
3:09 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I had a 30% drop in Google traffic starting August 19th, and since Monday the traffic has pretty much resumed, though I'm not sure that this has anything to do with Google rankings but rather I think it has more to do with the end of summer.
3:18 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Still a 95% drop since Feb. 2nd.

Lots of spidering but no increase. Still good on Yahoo, MSN, and Ask.

4:22 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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nfinland

If this is the case then your only recourse would be ...

[google.com...]

I to had and have many sites that are scraping my unique content and just blatnetly coping information. For all they talk about in [webmasterworld.com...] without a huge legal team behind you and money to throw at it .. there is little one can do

6:10 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I saw only indexed pages increased to 383 000
6:16 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I noticed my blog pages hasnīt been indexed. I use search engine friendly* URLs for the blog. Could this trigger some dup content filter? For another site I noticed Google had indexed both the SE friendly URLs and the dynamic ones.

* URLs are changed from index.php?item=1 to index/item-1.php etc.

Yes, absolutely.

The only way around it is to use {THE_REQUEST} (Rewrite Condition) to redirect the dynamic URLs to the static location, and then let your rewrite serve the information from the dynamic location back to the static one - gets a little complicated, but can be done.

Justin

7:08 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Want to help with this or know were I can find info on how to do this?
7:40 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm... I try to stick with things that make sense to me -- Mod_Rewrite and other logic based areas, so you could visit my normal posting grounds:

Apache Forum [webmasterworld.com]

I am sure one of us will be able to help you get going.

Justin