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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.)
>>Some SEO'd sites seems badly hit while they seem legitimate with good content while spammy look sites rise back from nowhere and look like crap. <<
Too early to make any judgment. Try to read Matt´s lips: "even though there will still be some flux to come".
A flux could be a real killer!
Which means there is hope. All this year Google's pre-updates have in a sense been the thing with the most activity. Already several times this year they have dumped more and more of the supplemental garbage into the index, as well a lot of really poor results. These have been, perhaps till now, shortlived bursts of low quality. What has followed afterwards is the index purging itself of much of the trash. That is the real update.
Think of those old dudes panning for gold. Swishing the water and dirt around in a pan isn't the update. The update is straining the water and dirt out and leaving the gold.
I suspect that is the idea. The problem is Google has been doing a fairly poor job of discerning the gold from the dirt... and then it is currently blinded by the Fool's Gold known as the "Supplemental Index".
Expect some big changes in the next week.
Our sites got hit as others have, but moderatly compared to others here.
When you see the #1 spot guy dissappear, when they are definately whitehat and a good site at that, it is disturbing.
I think google should start employing people with less
qualifications and more common sense, it seems missing.
Also I belive that most spam sites have adsense on them as the poster suggested earlier,
Has anyone suggested EverFux
( other names seem way to polite, the name should represent how people feel. )
I am not in the travel sector, so my eye is not jaded. I just did a travel related search, much like Joe Surfer would, and found the results to be excellent.
"Also I belive that most spam sites have adsense on them as the poster suggested earlier".
The 1st 3 sites on my search had -0- adsense content, fwiw.
"Has anyone suggested EverFux
( other names seem way to polite, the name should represent how people feel. )"
Not everyone feels the same way. My site, like many others, has held firm or maybe even climbed. So far. I will never ever say "Solid as a Rock" though :)
How about naming the update "Caligula". Not likely :), but perhaps a fitting description of the Google State these days.