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From the volume of posts here it does not appear that the changes are as far reaching as some previous updates.
Not really, I just can't be a..ed really to follow all the G changes anymore.
If there is nothing you can do about Google results, it's better now to concentrate on tier 2 traffic generators and let Google update itsself out of the market.
I've never been in this position before so I don't know that I have the best advice. I'm certain that my site doesn't have duplicate content / 302 / 404 issues, I solved those issues years ago and have only ever seen one supplemental listing from any of my sites. My best advice is to hang out in the places frequented by Google employees and try to make contact, places like Matt Cutts blog, Google's Webmaster Help forum, and here at WW. Even go to PubCon and SES if it is in any way possible. If you can influence someone to give your site a manual review maybe you can get some good information or possibly expedite the process a bit.
joined:Oct 27, 2001
Given how volatile this past few months have been I'm not ready to pop any Champaign corks to celebrate quite yet. I am, however, hopeful that this is a sign of things to come for my website in regards to Googles SERPs
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[edited by: KenB at 3:36 am (utc) on Sep. 18, 2006]
I must admit that it's a mystery to me, since this site is user generated unique content.
Over the past year I've pretty much written Google off as a reliable source of traffic.
There are pleanty of other ways to get traffic out there. I get 60%+ of the traffic on the effected site from repeat visitors that have bookmarked it. About 30% comes from the "other" search engines and PPC ads.
For many keywords we provide the by far largest picture and video selections that Googler users do not find anymore whilst outdated and irrelevant pages receive all the traffic.
From the search term analysis we realize, that many users are searching for our different content channels and even our domain at Google and we truly feel sorry to disappoint our visitors.
Now Google owns the traffic monopoly on which publishers are depending and good content is obviouly no longer a guarantee for receiving visitors.
We hope, that one day someone will crush that Google monopoly to make the Internet as good as it was until their engeneers had started to demolish publishers with their algo updates.
joined:Dec 28, 2005
No changes here, either in traffic or in the top rankings of the keywords that I watch.
Nice idea! Since a while Google does not seem to care for tight search results and quality publishers who get cut off from traffic. Just hope, that someone steps up and will make a better thing than allmighty Google.
I must admit I tend to agree with this statement. Only what algorithm takes a couple of months to complete, except possibley the good ole google hand check.
FWIW I had orginally popped by to comment on thread that was reporting google showing the linux 1969 cache date for suplementals. (the thread seems to have disappeared!)