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A site we have has seen decent results for over 2 years, all of a sudden today all SERPS have dropped for us by about 4-10 pages lower all at once.
This is very odd, we have worked very hard to put out decent content and relevant content.
Any reasons for this, is their some sort of weird dance taking place?
We adjusted the page two days ago to make it better for the reader and seems we got slammed very badly for this.
Google fresh date (on serps) shows a date April 24, 06 but when clicking on the "Cached" link on the results page it shows a date of April 18, 06
Curious to what the webmasters think of this out there.
Yes I agree, I did one but I think it is a sin to admit this when I did nothing wrong, we are still on page 4 on most terms. It is odd that it is across the board on page 4 from all the top spots we had.
Google is broke, I do not care what they say, it be broken! Simple and sad, the broken engine that couldn't is harming our business as any other search engine is functioning correctly with these same difficult indexes to manage.
Nothing is changing here... yet.
Very sad that some of us have such dramatic drops due to an incompetent search company to get a handle on its own data issues.
What a friggin mess! - Thanks Google, for all you ask of us all, what a slap in the face.
All for them, nothing for us!
Waiting and praying,
Our site gained a few pages back, from 150 up to a little over a 1,000 but most remain in supplemental h*ll
we don't know where to turn, what to do, wolves at the door
Yahoo, Ask and MSN are not sending enough traffic to make up for the lost Google traffic. It's been a nightmare!
if there is a link somewhere on website A to website B
vice-versa (back links)
the pages in both cases are named "resources" or "links" or ... a few other possibilities
Google can find one of the following on those websites: "links exchange", "add/submit link/url" and possibly other
then : let's ban both websites.
does your website comply?
Mine does, at the very beginning I added some links, and it's still there. Maybe now they did something about it? Just an idea. The only problem is that still I can websites which pass the above test but still are going well in SERPS. So maybe it's a stupid idea.
So.... If I've got a real estate site in new york, and i link to an accommodation site in new york recommending them for accommodation, and they link back to my site, recommending it for real estate.... both sites should be banned?
That makes no sense.
Your example doesn't meet the rest of conditions... besides I wasn't very serious about that - that was just a quick thought, because something happened and there must be a reason.
But I indeed must think up something else.
as for me, 600 pages on a non-spammy 9 months old site with adsense and product reviews. sitemaps (don't think ther eis a connection with anything there). formerly 100+ pages in index, now down to 4.
Notice to all webmasters, one thing I do know, PPC on Yahoo is much better as I have read and done extensive research that shows Yahoo surfers/buyers are much more doers than Google research brats.
All done with Google and I hope MANY MANY more follow as Google is broken and turning into a typical Govt type of pocketing money. I bet they get along real well with the Enron retirees.
GOOGLE IS BROKEN! - Wall Street Pay Attention!
Hollyweird - ... Pissed!
Go Holland Trance! - At least some knows how to f.in dance!
I did not up till May 26. But did set it up after this date for better or worse.
Still getting no traffic from Google. Site has gone from v profitable to marginal at best. I was running Adsense and Yahoo partner links. I am sure they didnt like the Yahoo links over at the googleplex.
Fingers crossed they get to the bottom of what is causing this and fix it for everyone.
I strongly suspect in my case it was a dupe-content problem due to a subdomain not 301'ing properly (e.g. G would have seen the same content on blah.mysite.com as well as www.mysite.com), but of course, we'll never know...
> then : let's ban both websites.
I have a site about specific computer hardware - majoring on its performance.
A friend has a site about the same hardware - majoring on the financial aspects.
Why in hell should we be penalised for helping inquirers in this way?
The Register links to me in some of its stories. I link back from the item to give the reader a chance to see a different point of view in their article. Why is that bad?
I do not use sitemaps, so really what we are saying is are there any people that do user sitemaps that have had the prob since 26th April?
Also regarding the 301 issue, I do not know how true this is.
The simple reason behind this is, take a look at the competitors.
Most of mine do not have any 301's in place regarding non-www and www and https etc etc etc.
Im sure doing it will help, however cannot see this as being the main problem.
I think what we can all do to speed up the process for G fixing this, is all doing a search's for our own company name, and clicking on the link "Dissatisfied with your search results and put your results"
Then put your specific URL, if we all do this every day, do you think this will help?
Im sure all of you are aware that where lets say I was in top spot for "red lorry". My allinchor:red lorry also showed me in top spot.
The problem is obviously interlinked somehow, maybe its worth spending some time investigating our incoming anchor links, or the fact the Google have just disregarded them?