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Have you noticed the change in Google listings?

     
8:35 pm on May 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There is a change in Google that happened since the maintenance and so far I've only found it while searching for travel information.

If you search for a broad term, say "Florida" you now get six refining lists at the top of the page. Click on one of those links such as "lodging guide" and you get a new list with "refinements".

Has anyone else found a change in the way Google is listing search results?

8:38 pm on May 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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just saw it. not quite sure if I like it or not.

Anyone with a travel site been affected by this, for better or worse?

8:44 pm on May 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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OMG!

Only Government, Colleges, Newspapers, etc. "official" sites come up! (At least in the first few pages)

No wonder my sites have been getting ZERO traffic from Google lately. My affiliate empire is doomed...
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I also see these same links in my site's Google Web Search. Thankfully the results only show related links from my site.
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It's not hurting me at this point becuse my home page ranks way down on google, probably due to my lack of SEO and the competition. I get my traffic from the sub pages, most of which are in the top 10 and many in the top 5.

It will be curious to watch becuase my home page does come up number nine on one of these new directories. I wonder if my traffic will increase?

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I checked the first 100 listings for each of these topics for my subject to see what was listed and if I was anywhere to be found. Found three listings above 100 -- 9 under shopping, 18 under attractions, and 55 under attractions.

Seems the top listings are directories and visitor bureaus. After that they get less and less relevant.

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Interesting. Looks like a good time to put Adlinks back up. They never did much on my sites before, but with this new-style "results" page, things might improve once Joe-surfer gets used to seeing them ;)
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Looks like these listings are from Google's new Co-op
[google.com ]

This is not unlike Google's recent promotion of Froogle (i.e. using the top spot of the page results). I complained about Google's practice of taking the top spot last month for it's Froogle links as it's definitely siphoning off lots of traffic from the sites that used to occupy that space. Instead, searchers are drawn to Froogle and now Co-op. What's next?

10:05 am on May 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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looks good to me, the results also seem to be from the NEW google.

In the old google my main term would be

area(2 words) widgets SERP = slot 2&3 (one result indented)
now searching for area only then selecting widgets = slot 1

 

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