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Wow - this looks like a major major screw up by Google this time (lol yet again)
It is almost as if the allinanchor, allintitle and therefore other serps have been turned off for 2-3 word searches in the sector I watch.
Worst results yet. Someone said reverted back to results/algo/scoring prior to or at the beginning of Big Daddy - this could fit in with what I am seeing.
[edited by: tedster at 2:55 pm (utc) on June 28, 2006]
Its amazing, that on the datacenter thread, most of us have been cheering on Coppra, and finally when the update finally hits, we get the 'complete disaster thread'.
If these people were watching the datacenter thread, they would have known that major changes were lurking.
Now that the update is done, maybe google can spend some time fixing the supplemental mess, update the page rank and back links, they have been neglecting the past few months.
[edited by: lgn1 at 9:13 pm (utc) on June 28, 2006]
I suspect the update (if this is THE UPDATE we've all been waiting for) can't be over yet.
I was checking the SERPS last night about 21:00 onwards with total disbelief. A newer site of mine just gained top place for all of my target phrases for 90 pages all at once - that's basically number 1 for 90 keyword phrases. Its like I just asked Google to return my pages as top for the exact phrases I said and G just said ok - here you go.
It must be a blip...The pages do have a very common theme/structure in the way they're set up so I think that maybe a filter or 2 is not being applied fully yet.
Couldnt agree more - at least the serps match the search string on that data centre however, as its a minority data centre i fear its not likely.
I just cant see why they have rolled out the current mess onto the majority of data centres?. Im seeing results for search terms that are not even on toppic!
For Instance I used to rank in the top position for widgets for sale in specific states. Now I only rank at the top for widgets for sale in half of the states. I dropped completely out of site for the other half of the states for no reason.
The other problem is that I used to Rank at the top for Blue Widgets, Yellow Widgets and so on. Now I only rank at the top for red widgets. And the others are out of normal site.
All of the pages have similar page rank, links, content flow with different content. Why would half stay and half go? Strange. In the past If the serps had problems All of my pages dropped.
I've stickied you the poor listing error that I found yesterday. I'm totally convinced that this is temporary.
I say this because I have an expired domain I just got back into Google, it was ranking very well for almost two weeks delivering over 5000 uniques, now it's hardly showing at all. I know it will be back as I have altered nothing and it's a quality site with great backlinks.
Anyone else see this?