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May 2007 Google SERP Changes

     
9:35 am on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I had two sites. The main one is very stable, but the second one goes up and down very often, almost one week up and one week down. This week, it stays longer than usual and I hope Google found a way to keep results consistant. Both sites are ranked higher than before.

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2:37 pm on May 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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same here just a few DC's so far

Could you post them? This is an improvement for us; [64.233.189.104...]

But I don't think this is where it's going, rather where its been.

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I started seeing updates on the following DCs last night:
66.102.9.99
66.102.9.147
66.102.9.104
64.233.183.104

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For me there are big changes at some DC's. Quite a few spam sites have come back. A selection of changed DC's are:

72.14.235.107
72.14.253.107
72.14.255.107
209.85.139.107
66.249.89.107

And there are more. Less than 50% of all DC's so far but it does not look good..

I don't seriously think Google will stick with these serps as, like I said, as well as a change in general ranking it looks like sites that have big paid link or internal cross-linking networks are prospering here...

Maybe google will reintroduce filters into these new serps at some point?..

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>This is an improvement for us; [64.233.189.104...]

yep thats the one hitting the Uk right now and where I'm seeing all the improvement

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That DC has the new serps for me too.

It's not a bloody improvement though! It's spam city.

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oh I don't know not all the sites ranking are spam ;o) and I've tested a few searches out and its looking nice for a few of my clients that were dropped durring the May shuffle and all those are squeaky clean
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Wow, a new 13-page business site got ranked high up for nearly all the pages with this new update. That's much faster than I expected. I'm really surprised at how quickly this happened. Of course, I hope it stays this way. :) Thank you, Mighty Google.
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Seems to be spreading, but with these things you just never know.
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I am hoping and presuming that these serps as they are will not spread.

All the sites that have recently been penalised are back. The sites that have been yo-yoing in and out for months, are all back.

There must be some sort of filter yet to be applied.

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I really hope these SERPs do NOT stay. My main domain fell from the page 1-2 to page 6-7 on many of my keywords.
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I do see some apparently significant changes - for the better in my case - but it's much too soon to draw any conclusions. The shifts I see are on searches outside the U.S.
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ladies and gentlemen:
I hope this sticks, in my case I am back from a stupid penalty (removed by G in jannuary) but slowly been coming back. BTW: My site is NOT spam; it was manually reviewed by Google and offers many unique features.
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Fingers crossed, for sure!
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A website filtered on December 20th, 2006 is making a comeback. I'm not expecting it to stay but still an interesting change.
8:17 pm on May 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Single keyword search results are altered quite dramatically

Does Google have a different algo for single keywords?

p/g

P.S. Google has jumped webmasterworld in the SERPs for webmaster. No fair!

8:55 pm on May 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Not sure what to think: Google, at times, while changing things has lifted filters--only to put them back after a few days. While happy, I am still not celebrating (the champagne is on the fridge, but the told the call girl to wait a few more days;))

Are all sites out of the filter, or do you still have many filtered. Also, DC watchers, in how many DC has this spread to?

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The numeric DCs have crap results, and really aren't worth paying attention to anymore. They never serve the same results as google.com.

Still, the one word search changes are massive, all over the place, and extraordinarily poor quality. Multiple words seem fine... so perhaps there is something to have universal search has somehow completely bumblefiddled one word searches.

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