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Things I'm seeing that changed, ...
In google sitemaps, it's saying many pages have low pagerank, or many pages have not been assigned pagerank yet, but the visible PR is very high across the site.
It has many high quality links, pr5 across the whole site.
The allinanchor searches used to show the site ranking high, now it is nowwhere for those searches.
And a Partridge in a pear tree. I put up a site on October 10, G indexed all pages, then On Thanks'taking' day poof all gone except the index page.
Christmas is around the corner get prepared I am seeing a drop in traffic from Google for all my sites since yesterday. Remember the plan create a holiday subdomain.
I looks like the search result data has been shuffling since Monday, ups and downs, then our good rankings started to disappear gradually on Tuesday until Wednesday night when we lost most of our really good placements...that sucks
Hopefully it'll come back.
Traffic for a couple keywords I have recent targeted and gained ranking in seem to be lost. Almost like a week roll-back.
My data isn't conclusive enough to mean anything, but it's another interesting data-point.
... Go figure.
Positions which have been held in the top 3 throughout all the updates. We have made no sudden changes...
We are a gifting business, so December is a key month, we have a large spend on Adwords and wonder if this is a way of making us up our bidding.
Interested to find out what categories everyone else is dropping for?
We have been ranked in google since 2002, our site is kept updated..
I notice other areas also. My site has many SERPS from gifts to furniture to hot tubs and I am seeing some really odd results. Drops from some sectors whilst others are static. Either google is going to roll out more pain and suffering or I just can't begin to guess what they have done or why this time. I find it odd that one sector should be hit within one site without another being hit unless there is more to come...
Any help or ideas?
I guess I'm at the end of my SEO knowledge.
BTW: As far as I can see most of my competitors are still doing fine, no drops there.
If it is due to the scrapers, fine (well, not fine, but I can fix that); something else isn't right though...G might not be assigning data correctly, because it "feels" as though some trust factor in the data push is the reason things are getting wonky.
1. We slipped earlier in the week, on Monday or Tuesday I think.
2. We are still alive on a few Google data centers, including [188.8.131.52...]
What about you guys? Are you still on that data center, and did any of you start to fall earlier than yesterday?
Like some of you, ours is an old site, just with information on it. We don't sell anything. I was going to put adsense on it a few months ago but didn't. Thank goodness.
we crashed and burned on the 3 Dec
Yes. About the 3rd or 4th we started to notice. But we have hung around on a handful of data centers, including that one.
We have made no changes in eons. Nor anything remotely naughty, as we couldn't seo ourselves out of a paper bag, and we know it. The site is just full of info, which must be good because of all the links coming in.
I guess we just have to sit it through and hope they sort it out.
the Google algo is getting better ( also the human element editors ). web masters that are not working on making there site better, and or are not focused on customer satisfaction are being weeded out. plain and simple, it's not our job to fool the Google ALGO, it's our job to guild the algo around our store to make the best presentation possible.
think of your web site as a store, then walk the web site store, that's the way I see the Google algo, I walk the Google algo and show it what I want it to learn about my store, I reinforce certain items so that it know that I have it. and I let engine do it's magic.
just think, WORD OF MOOUTH, if your site has not positive comments from 3rd parties is going to loose rank. if you don't get good links, you don't get rank. if you don't have customer reviews you won't get rank.
just my 2cents
All that said, sometimes with this much data going back and forth, things are bound to get mushed. I've seen some sites come back without changing a thing, and I've seen sites come back after changing everything -- just keep building content, getting links, and filing DMCA reports.
[edited by: JoeSinkwitz at 3:06 pm (utc) on Dec. 8, 2006]
Just getting on with what was planned..
Oh and getting a certain goverment site to correct those nice incoming links :)
JoeSinkwitz:you might be right on ownwership - note problems with site verification on Google Webmaster Tools
All factors are linked - some are more linked than others
Every time there is a Google dance, I move up a bit more, I now have a few top placements ...2's 3's ... as of this morning, when some of my keywords were down on the second or 3rd page.
I don't think I am that skilled, but I just followed what's said on this site. I have to associate my good fortune with someone tweaking the ALGO to give me a few points. The store idea is the way I think it out ( I'm a visual person )
I agree that many of a website comes back after the dance, but every month I have done a print screen of top 100, I keep seeing them vanish ( an some real nicely designed sites ) and I keep moving up slowly.
so, I just keep the course.
p.s. I never take offense, we are here to share, sometime we just disagree :)
Anyone else see the 184.108.40.206 set gaining ground or is it on its way out?
Same lost of rankings appear on my web site on the last 18 November. No good news since that day.
I can say that since that day my web site ranks normaly on :
I lost 200 to 300 on all my kewords for all others datacenters.
I am waiting for my rankings come back...