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Froogle data feed affecting Google ranking?

....not in a good way either.

     
8:42 am on Jan 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Just based on my experience, pages indexed in froogle are not blocked in the regular serps.

I posted the above on Dec 15th and I swear I jinxed myself! I have since noticed a sharp drop in ranking (generally from top five to twenty plus) for product pages that I included in my froogle data feed.

In the most glaring example two similar product pages - one included in the feed, one not - that previously ranked first with the second page as a supplemental result, only the non-feed page remains.

I realize that there could be any number of factors involved and this may well be coincidental; I should also note that not all pages seem to have been affected (though it is the majority and non-feed pages don't seem to have shifted significantly).

Has anyone noticed anything similar?

10:55 pm on Jan 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>Has anyone noticed anything similar? <

Nope, not that I can tell.

 

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