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In the past two upheavals by Google (8th March 2006 & June 27th 2006)it has been apparent that the changes have been roughly accross the board, with the obvious exception of the 188.8.131.52 DC.
The DC seems to use the same cache dates as the other DC's and has the same amount of supplemental pages also, and yet somehow it has ignored any penalties that have been applied to the other DC's and gives treats my site as though nothing were wrong.
Any idea what the purpose of this DC could be?
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[edited by: tedster at 7:46 pm (utc) on July 21, 2006]
Im seeing the same issue. The block of data centres with this new filter have almost killed off a quaility site of ours, if those data centres roll out over the network its lights out for one of our sites, meanwhile loads of spam and junk rise to the top - Just when i thought Google serps couldnt get any worse!
Its an absolute joke frankly. We have a dedicated page for example thats about "blue widgets in Widgetville". The Page has links on it to Blue widgets elsewhere and the page details about blue widgets in widgetville, the page tile contains the phrase "Blue widgets in Widgetville", after all thats what the page is about! and the pages have internal and external links again involving the phrase. These kinds of pages have been smashed - Yet they are about the subject matter and an authority on the subject!
What do google want surfers to see? It looks like they want serps that are not directly 100% about the subject matter - is this filter yet another mad idea of googles to push adwords?
I see our major site on page 1 for inanchor and page 2 for allinanchor, while the SERP tends to be similar to allinanchor (we're on page 2).
Though I find the SERP quality lower (slightly) with allinanchor!
BTW: I just looked at 184.108.40.206 and that's quite a garbage :), very spammy IMO (not 100% of course, but quite full of content spam)
Wow, woke up this morn, and I am experiencing the same thing. Everything was normal yesterday. I have been number one for months for a very competitive keyword. This morning I am wiped out for this term without quotes.
I am completely puzzled.
Anyone else notice a sudden change in the last 12 hours only?
When I refer to gfe-cw, like I do again below, I am doing a quick query directly to gfe-cw.google.com. The reason I'm doing this is because going directly to the IPs on that datablock for whatever reason bypasses the filter. Thus, yes, there are differences as far as I can tell in my own searches.
What is almost important to note is that the datacenters with the filter will have the same number of results, so it is exactly the same filtered query result, versus what seems to be roughly 6-7 ok datasets floating about the other DCs.
It is also encouraging to see more people chiming in with their high allintitle / nowhere to be found issue. There has to be something to it. Whether it is the micro-SEO filter like mentioned a few posts above or a screwy macro-filter, I wish I could say. Even more, I hope GG or Adam is reading this thread and making the appropriate recommendations to fix this.
6am my time; the filter has again spread out:
Another day of following a microfilter and trying to figure out why it even exists in the first place, and then, how to get around it.
It seems that if I set it to "United States" only, my site does show up for all the keywords that are now vanished without the "United States". Dunno what that is telling me though. I don't show when it counts!
Dayo put things a little more in perspective... There defintiely have been many updates but things have been pretty much hell for my site since Feb, 05. Before that, the site sat quietly in its position without any problems. Updates, data refreshes, dumps, whatever they want to call them, it seems that since Feb 05, we have been caught up in the majority of them.
Still not much promising changes on the DC's as of this morning. Index page gone from main keyword searches while the rest of the site still looks untouched.
Been following this topic for the last 2 days and thought it was time I chipped in. Yesterday my site lost its high paying keywords but my home page is no.2 for allinanchor, allintitle, allinurl.
The thing is if you select pages from uk they are back to the normal results so my situation is the same as a lot of people here.
I am however still on the same position for 1 search term which is my domain name. which is a 4 word search term.
for all my other keywords I have dissappeared not even appearing on the listing when 2 days ago I was on page one. Is there anything that I can do to try and stop this filter affecting the site?
Okay, 8am Cygnus time; the following DC blocks now have the microfilters (slight expansion, but contains no "new" DCs that weren't affected at some point yesterday):
Except the date.
18 months+ is the true timeframe - although lots of sites did get hit last Sept.
Except from September its been of a different nature. It almost seems like an AI approach with a self learning algo. Its a continual sifting, very much like sifting for gold in a pan. Each sift catches more and more pages perhaps totally based on the last sift. Just pure specualtion of course. However its the continual and gradual removal of pages thats the difference. Before that there was an update and that was it. You got hit or you didnt.
>> toothake: I would love to be able to say the same.
From where I stand it is exactly the opposite. Spammers that were sent back to page X about a few months ago are kinda back and sticking around.
The funny thing is that when searching with "quotations" I don't find so many spammers...anyone any idea?
I don't get it :)
(not that our biggest site is back with quotation or anything whatsoever unfortunately)