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As we enter into a new datacenter thread, the new(er)Goog-licious results are showing on
These results are also being fed to select partners, such as Comcast, who show Google provided results.
[edited by: tedster at 1:16 am (utc) on June 15, 2006]
And that's not because my sites list at better positions with the "new".
Personally I love a two page position in the serps for my site but when looking at a users point of view who cares if a site also has other pages that match the search criteria. He will find that page anyway if a site has a good linking structure.
And isnt that what google wants? sites with good interlinking structures. User friendly sites...
I really hope these new results are here to stay.
I use google to search for things I would like to get information from. I really don't want to see the same site over and over again.
It looks like they did exactly what I would do if I got my hands on the knobs. ie keep tweaking them until I had one of my own pages on the top of SERPS for all of my main target keywords and then tweak a bit more until my secondary terms got in the top 10. ;)
The only trouble is that all of my serious competitors have all now got into the top 20. ;)
Time will only tell if being a bit lower amongst a load of old dross is better than leading the field amongst major players in our niche. ;)
I'm off to make some hay while the sun is shinning.
Guess I'll have to break out the check book and buy up a bunch of sitewides because that's who is reaping big rewards.
I only dropped a few spots but the algo is heavily rewarding paid for links. After MC's big log post about how buying links was bad, blah, blah, yeah right.
I'm loosing faith in Google.
More review and how-to pages seem to be popping up at the top of the list.
It seems that the new knob settings favor informational sites above commercial (I am not unhappy with that) but a monopoly for wikipedia doesn't help the searcher necessarily. It leaves only 9 slots on the first page for other unique sites to compete.
and yes the wiki results are totally out of control...
Soapystar :: if the value of recips goes down, I guess the rest of the options goes up relatively. They have to value some type of links or get a new algo. Is the quality of links that bad? Unfortunately SEO is only a small part of the job and rely upon y'all to do the real digging :-)
petehall :: thanks for the update.
I don't have these issues at my "normal" DC that I get from google.com.
Does anyone have any comment on this?
blogs?....made-for-the-purpose one page sites....webdesigners placing 100's of links on their clients sites to their own....etc...the question is what does quality have to do with it at all?....its not true that if recips go down then these relatively go up because 18 months ago google was able to recognise these type of links and devalue them..they seem to have totally lost the ability to do this..
Rough equation when looking at link types
Value of IBLs in Ranking = a*LinkType1/n+...+n*LinkType1/n
If one of the Linktypes is removed then the others have to pick up slack. And there are a lot of types of links, but very few that google would consider "good", and fewer still that they can clearly track.
Presumes of course the value of IBLs in Ranking stays stable.
But guess what - even though Google rates the link right above me for £15-20 a click - and Yahoo £7 - there's absolutely no traffic!
What's happening there?
I feel as if I've climbed a mountain and guess hwat - there was nothing there! How come I spent all that cash on Adwords + Y! to position myself in this position using ppc, only to find when I get there through SEO there's no traffic?
I thought the organic top 3 got 70% of the traffic. Something is very ammiss.
i feel conned.
Now thats interesting.
Tell me were you getting a lot more traffic from the ppc for that particular keyword(s)?
Or where you getting plenty of clicks but no real traffic?
I got one, purely seo, lead on Friday - from MSN!
Would you adam and eve it? Is PPC the biggest marketing scam in history?
I'm now moving on my 'golden' keywords - I wonder what will happen if I make it to the top of this mountain. According to all the keyword selector tools this keyword combination gets a ton of traffic - we'll see.
I'm 30th out of 60 million a golden keyword, so not far to go (hopefully)!
Now everyone knows that organic results get way more traffic, surfers seem to "trust" it more.
SO hey, where oh where do all these clicks that lead to nothing come from in PPC?
A competitor in our field actually folded at the beginning of the week due to this very problem.
They shelled out a tonne of cash over the first quarter of this year, didn't get the return in sales and went belly up. Admittedly they didn't keep as close an eye on it as they should and considering how big they were this was very foolish, but hey it happens.
When you PPC for say "Blue Wigets" your ad will feature for the following:-
Your Blue Widgets
My Blue Widgets
Everyones Blue Widgets etc etc etc
When you rank for the keyword chances are your site is only in the top for one blue widget keyword variation. Not to mention the fact that your PPC adverts may feature on various adwords sites that your own natural position would not gain traffic from