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One thing to watch for: HOURLY fluctuations.
After years long slow advances, my main page reached #13 in Google for the main single KW.
Suddenly it dropped to #16, then 4 hours later it was right back at #13.
Same thing with a 2-word key-phrase. From #2 or #3 I fell back to #6.
4 hours later, like the above, it was right back.
Some of this is data center switching I'm sure.
Then again maybe they use old data while they polish up the new.
All in all, Big Daddy has not hurt my site yet (knock on wood). -Larry
[edited by: tedster at 6:48 pm (utc) on Mar. 6, 2006]
Understatement of the year! - in our sector our own site has just been absolutely stuffed with 99% going suplemental and i have looked at others in the sector, some are unaffected for what ever reason and a good number of others have gone the same way!
Are all sites going to get hit as this rolls out or is this some sort of new penulty we dont know about yet?
I just dont get it?, we were ranking on this site for 3/4 string search terms with few results in googles index, now we are gone!
I dont know about suplemental hell - this is a f@cking nightmare!
As one poster said here "its like going into a coma and not knowing if you will wake up or not"!
Perfectly good quality pages PR6 & PR5 that form the major content of the site have gone supplemental and vanished from the serps.
I understand GG said last week he had an idea how to fix this bug but a few days later sites are still going supplemental in the UK.
Found four more tonight in my sector that have joined me!
The worry factor here is when/will? they return?
This is a nightmare
If the problem was SEO then I wouldn't be as upset, but it looks like the problem is a google glitch of sorts, a glitch which is costing me hundreds of dollars a day, and allowing sites which never would have come close to being authority sites to slowly creep up on me.
The problem we're (the supplemental club) having right now is that live, useful pages aren't in the primary index where they should be (assuming they're good, relevant pages), so supplemental results are suddenly visible because there aren't regular results to show up first when querying for site:. For those affected, traffic has dropped dramatically because this issue doesn't affect all sites. If everyone's pages were all dropped, then there would be a level playing field amongst supplemental results that would probably result in the same general traffic pattern as if everyone's real pages were still included in the index.
I seriously do hope it's fixed soon, though. This is having a big impact on my traffic and sales. I also can honestly say that we have pretty much the best site in our niche for buyer user experience and functionality. Even without my personal bias, I think I could objectivly say that SERPS that essentially exclude our site are going to be less relevant to the search engine users looking for what we offer (which is also why I am pretty confident that this is a glitch and it will be corrected).