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who cares if the anchor text is "Click here!". Your going to rank for title keywords without one inbound anchor text!
And I have exactly the opposite happening. I have several years worth of links with the anchor text (my site name).
It's not like they appeared all at once. A few months ago the homepage started to be filtered out for the most common (and key) word. The page still does well on all data centers but gets pushed way down on in the serps on Google.com.
Site is #3 on ALL DCs for a very competitive phrase, but nowhere on www.google.com.
Yes, yes! The difference is this has been going on for some time for me and now it seems to be happening to more of you.
nobody else in my page 1-2 SERPs is having these probs
Me either, at least not with the sites that were in the top 10. There has been shifting but nothing as drastic as my situation.
"minus something" penalty back to bite us?
Sort if like the -950 except in this case the google.com result has been jumping all over from around -100 to not there are all..
Another strange thing is if I set it for 100 results then Google shows a far lesser page with few links at around -20 with the far higher PR and well linked homepage indented below the lesser page from the same site. It's definitely a filter of some sort.
most of us have one thing in common.......fairly new sites...am I right?
My problem is with a site that is over 10 years old.
I'm taking the stance that I will no longer worry about google.
I keep telling myself I should do that. My site has a great long tail and the one search term doesn't make that much difference. But it just bugs the heck out of me! It seems like I should be able to figure out what odd thing about my site is causing the problem.
[edited by: tedster at 8:26 am (utc) on Feb. 1, 2008]
I may by cynical but I've only seen reports of this that stem from software companies who benefit from raising fears of this sort.
I have seen articles in the NY times, Theregister and Pcworld on this topic.
The reason I found out about it is someone contacted me who thought his website was hijacked and before I had a chance to dig into it he contacted someone who thought it was a russian hijacker and the FBI was getting involved.
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As this month comes to a close I would like to mention that it has been a very active month as far as serp changes goes (much unlike the past 4 months).
And although I have not started a thread topic on it yet, I am just noticing that Google has indexed my robots.txt file.
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[edited by: tedster at 5:04 pm (utc) on Mar. 1, 2008]