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Have been waiting for google's pending update but didn't get any on that. From last two days I have noticed extreme changes in search results for same google domain (like .com or .de or .nl etc.) with different interface language selected (like hl=de or hl=en or hl=nl). When you change the interface language the whole bunch of results are different.
Is this the actual update this time? Enabling the geo centric data which google wanted to implement for better localization? If yes (and if someone else is also seeing this change) then may be we can all identify the parameters of this new change, like language, servers in geographical locations or extensions (.de, .nl etc.)
For example I am testing adwords. Why? because many of my competitors who do very well on the SERPS still have them too. This is an excuse for me to try it. If it works out, I'll keep it, if not, I'm out $2000-$3000.
Meanwhile I'm waiting for Google to process the removals from my other site so the "too many links" thing is no longer an issue.
May be they don't know the difference between CODE and DATA. Grow up guys and girls. And stop writing comments and start reading search engine algos and indexing techniques.
it's Columbus day tomorrow. Makes lots of sense, given how Google loves weekend /holiday updates
I'm using this negative (fallen off the cliff for many keywords) as a long term positive to make my site a lot better (CSS design the main thing) and add a tonne more content over the next few months.
WHEN we come back, you KNOW we're going to be STRONGER...
>>That was the whole point of putting 'update' in the subject. But I think the people here have no idea what an update actually means.<<
Well.. we are here to listen, share and learn.
Would you be kind to enlighten us of your contemporary, comprehensive, extraordinary definition of an update.
And we are all ears ;-)
Update definition: when the user sees a significant difference in pages listed from an entered
keyword(s), from last time the user entered these
keywords(s) in a specifc search engine.
Do you still have that "101 things to try when you die on Google" list?
Just this week, I changed the internal linking scheme and increased unique content across the site, I wonder if I should have just been patient since it appears to be ranking fine off of old versions of the cached page....
Are these phantoms results which will be firmed up or old from old data centre results which haven't been updated yet?
One phantom we had was for info on a major desert in the world, the number 1 was a blog by a someone with a surname the same as this major desert, we were no where.( so not very relevant at all Mr google) This is not a "money keyord" purly informational.
It makes me nervous as do we stop what we are doing (basicaly adding infromation on our subject) as it looks like years of work is going down the pan.
it's weird cause I see the same thing (+ I rank #40 or so for domain.com). When I see a referral, now it usually says &start=30 or so, meaning I'm around the 30th. It sucks, and I'm not happy but I've seen this happen plenty of times. If the site is fine, it may take a while (anywhere from days to weeks, but usually they'll come back). Google will fine tune those filters one by one