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It seems nearly all the data centers are showing some form of bigdaddy results now. I am not sure if there is a 100% bigdaddy/not bigdaddy distinction anymore.
The only two DCs I see that are showing different results are 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 and those results seem to be from late December, early January, at least in the sectors I monitor.
[edited by: tedster at 5:31 am (utc) on Mar. 25, 2006]
Normally its the META title, then the description is either from DMOZ, or the META, or from content.
In this case we don't even have the same words on the page thats listed, nor is it in the META tags.
Anyone have any ideas on where else they might be pulling this title from?
1.when a site:xyz.com search shows no supplementals a corresponding "keyword" search shows those pages as supplemental
2. 2004 cached pages still frozen added to the previous pages that were frozen in 2005
3. No caching of pages receiving a 301 redirect
4. Only our homepage showing in results
.... it's like laughing while being flogged in the galley of a slave ship ... but it least it gives us the energy to keep trying
One day we'll break out ... i live in hope :)
.... sorry mods for being slightly off topic ...but i needed something to smile about
You have to remember Google will only send 40% or so of all traffic to websites,, Msn & Yahoo have the other 60% or so.
SEO your site for those two engines and you'll probably do as well if not better than with Google as Google conversion to sales is poor!"
By co-incidence, figures published today for SE usage in the UK during Feb show the significance of Yahoo, MSN et al to be rather lower than that...
Over the same period Google's supremacy was less in the USA (55.39%) and globally (62.4%).
So it may be better to put all your SEO eggs in the Google basket! The others won't make much difference. Not in the UK at least.
Odd when 7 out of 10 people who ask what I do for a living have no clue what search engine marketing and search engines are in general.
That is what sticks out as a glaring issue with stats.
Sort of like New York City has over 1,000,000 registered bartenders...makes sense in the largest city in the US.
( I didn't read the article though )
.... and that will cause many of them to rethink their entire strategy and focus while the Big Daddy, supplemental thing continues, which may include Adsense and Adwords
.... surely this episode has the potential to disrupt Google's revenue from previous sites with good high rating content
Until the captain decides to go water skiing!
I never believe too many statistics as you never know how they were prepared - normally by marketing people who get paid by someone.
IMHO I would say that Google has about 50-60% of the market share in practice.
Arrrrrrrrrr when will Big Daddy end lol
I don't think those groups would be included in the statistics nedguy is showing. If they were, I suspect the numbers for Google would be much higher. It is certianly the SE that gets the most attention from webmasters - and for good reason.
Sorry Johnn. I don't feel comfortable quoting stats without attributing them to a source but the first time I did it on this forum I got edited out by a grown-up...
but if you stuck a .com on 'websidestory' you might the press release and methodology.
The obvious is that Google has 60-70% of the SE market.
The second is their arcane (and I think increasingly unworkable) ranking system means that you HAVE to put a lot of work into Google SERPs.
I get top 3 in MSN/Yahoo with honest pages and relevant content. With Google I have to work my a$$ off to ensure that I don't suffer in SERPs due to competitors' spamming and other techniques supposed to be against Google guidelines just to ensure those same honest pages aren't relegated to page 999 due to that famous "Google techno wizardry."
So yeah, we all work harder on Google because their deeply flawed system mneans we have to.
I can think of plenty of great reasons why a business shouldn't focus on just one search engine.
I will also say that for most Internet businesses, search engines will only drive 20% of the traffic to websites.
So where you find the other 80% is as important if not more than search engine results.
All this should be noted is my view and opinion which may not be shared by many.
My problem these days is that Google can't decide who is the content owner. I had a well paid copywriter who wrote unique content for my site pages, a few days after a scraper site is showing for my content pushing me to omitted results...go figure...rrrr
I can see that your site is now very well crawled, ordered correctly etc.
You are saying "Volume through the roof"
Does that mean traffic is comparable with a year or so ago - or just through the roof to a week/month ago?
Just wondering if there is still a way to go for your site before it would be termed compelely fixed :) - I am not seeing you top or ranking for all of your page titles - so I would have things are still moving - hopefully for the better. :)