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8:06 am on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It seem the backlink update has begun, not surprising after the heavy spidering lately, good luck everyone!
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I'm not seeing changes but there must be some changes on regional or larger string searches because hits are up significantly today. I'm not jumping on the update bandwagon but it certainly must be close.
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Place your bets on the up...date. I say Sept. 14th.

hold on to your SERP, this is going to be a wild ride!

5:32 am on Sept 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Good morning Folks!

Im still waiting for Matt or GoogleGuy to give us "weather reports" ;-)

5:48 am on Sept 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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BillyS

>>Well, I am sorry, but it's nearly 12 days later and I just don't see it. Just the normal flux.<<

It depends on how you define "normal flux" ;-)

Do you consider the followings as normal flux:

- new serps
- new backlinks
- new numbers of results
- fresh filters applied

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but it's nearly 12 days later and I just don't see it

But I thought you noticed it 12 days ago (msg 9) [webmasterworld.com] ;)

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I think the update will be on September 23rd.
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looks like an update to me. I'm up on all sites
10:33 am on Sept 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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nippi

Which sector(s) are your sites related to?

Thanks.

11:34 am on Sept 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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But I thought you noticed it 12 days ago (msg 9) ;)

I don't think that anyone here is talking about backlinks. They're talking SERPs.

What I find interesting is that GG has told us there was no change to the algo, yet some still believe there was a change.

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update is on its way
12:07 pm on Sept 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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BillyS

>>What I find interesting is that GG has told us there was no change to the algo, yet some still believe there was a change.<<

Some of us see things as Danny Sullivan does and still regard what happened as update.

[blog.searchenginewatch.com...]

So we disagree on the definition of whats an update with Matt and our kind fellow member GoogleGuy who might see things in a Googlish way, with all due respect ;-)

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update is on its way
Is there any chance GG will inform us with a little detail on this?
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What is going on in this message, there is NO UPDATE right now, maybe a few site has been added and that can rotate the serps a LITTLE.
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Has anyone thought that G might be tweaking areas where it is underperforming in relevance, number of searches performed to get required results?

Could that explain the limited areas where changes have taken place?

Everyone is talking about a backlinks update. I can only see this for 1 of my 6 sites.

The appearance of extra results for some generic keywords could also be pointing to this direction.

Just a thought

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Well Google is always tweaking - perhaps GG and MC have underestimated the effect a tweak has had on a lot of webmasters.

I dont know - seems strange - obviously the biggest thing they need to fix is canonical urls - if/when they fix it or each attempt things happen - but does that qualify us an update.? Who knows!

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regional accommodation, seems backlinks from past 3 months now being taken into consideration

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The SERPs have changed for us, the backlinks have increased from 4,800 to 26,700 on one site and 15,900 to 48,800 on the other, and our traffic has dropped 20%.
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>>The SERPs have changed for us, the backlinks have increased from 4,800 to 26,700 on one site and 15,900 to 48,800 on the other, and our traffic has dropped 20%. <<

Would you be kind to post which sector you are in. Because it seems that Google is tweaking/updating by sectors.

Thanks.

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Make sure you are distinguishing between backlinks and pages in your website, typing the wrong command into the google search page can make you a little overexcited as a lot of the pages listed could well be pages from your site.

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Our sector is in employment and in motorsports.

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Call it what you will, I see pretty significant shifts in the serps I watch.
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Same sh#* in my area.
I am getting realy frustated.
GoogleGuy, please finish all these speculation and anxiety and close this thread. Is there any update coming or not?
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Hi webhound & ltedesco

Which sector are you watching?

Sorry folks for asking the same question sveral times today. Just wish to see which sectors are affected at the moment ;-)

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I am still not seeing anything different other than a few position shifts (which I have seen for months now) in the SERPs in my world.

However, a 'sitename' only search is bringing up 4 times as many results as it did two weeks ago. Jumped from 25k to 104k as of this morning.

Yes GoogleGuy, step in and enlighten us.

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I am pretty sure that Google is jumping back to some old results from about a month ago.

But one thing that I am sure of, it would be better off to focus on site building and come back and check my results in a month rather then constantly looking at 2 up 3 down 4 up types of changes.

This kind of reminds of stock trading...constantly looking at intraday results trying to figure out every 10 minute conspiracy when none exists.

I am going to think of this as a opportunity to get more work in before the next update.

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This kind of reminds of stock trading...constantly looking at intraday results trying to figure out every 10 minute conspiracy when none exists.

Perfect!

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I am in the Travel Business

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There is no update in the music sector....same old stagnant results. And of course I am still penalized from the last update as I expected. Has anyone suffered from last update, and still suffering now?
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See some changes too. Google seems to be shuffling. Yet it's not the movement I'd expect from an update.

Hey, why not call this update "false alarm". Everyone would be happy with that and the subject line will be correct in any case. ;-)

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And of course I am still penalized from the last update as I expected. Has anyone suffered from last update, and still suffering now?

yes, and I am hoping that whenever the next update is things will get better. But who knows?

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