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So what's up with the Google? Something big is going on?
It would appear we are in for an old style Google shake up. From what I've seen listed on a variety of blogs a number of long standing sites listed on the first page have been delisted or dumped way back.
I've had one site online since 1997 that had a lock on the top spot for my keywords on and off for four years on Google just go "poof", all that's left of it is two obscure pages I haven't changed since about 2001 ;~)
So far I've received nothing in the way of messages on webmaster tools, and my site went missing in action after March 16TH. I'm just going to wait it out to see if the old girl gets relisted. I've gone over the whole thing and there's nothing on the site that breaks any Google guidelines unless there is something new in the algo.
Anyone else going to sit it out before going off the deep end to once agin ask " what does Google Want?"
[edited by: tedster at 8:36 pm (utc) on April 1, 2008]
im seeing multi subdomains in the top 10 all over the place.
Sites formerly at no. 9 and 10 are now no. 1 and 2, and vice versa!
I've had one site online since 1997 that had a lock on the top spot for my keywords on and off for four years on Google just go "poof",
Most of my competitors have been hit the same and my SERPs are generally an irrelevant mess of shopping sites or single pages with absolutely no information on them apart from maybe an image and a couple of keywords...mess, a total mess.
1) Plurals: ok Google Phrase Rank is active and in production at 100%.
2) Click-through/bounce back and what results show or hide in SERPs is well explained in this patent [appft1.uspto.gov]
[edited by: tedster at 3:08 pm (utc) on Mar. 31, 2008]
[edit reason] fix side scroll [/edit]
My website is not coming on first page on my primary keywords, 15 days it was on first page on 5th and 6th positions on my primary keywords, but suddenly it come down on second page but i m doing effrot for this from last 15 days, so please help me out.
[edited by: tedster at 2:43 pm (utc) on Mar. 31, 2008]
[edit reason] No URLs, thanks [/edit]
It appears their bot blocked Googlebot. Or something they have in place on guard for DoS attacks was triggered by the Googlebot. You would think Googlebot would have carte blanche, but maybe it just reached some threshold of traffic flood and triggered the security response.
Here's what my host server said.
"We were having a problem with the Google spiderbot flooding our server with traffic. It appeared to be a DoS attack so it was blocked for a few days. It has since been unblocked and should now be able to crawl the site as normal. Please let us know if you need additional assistance."
We and who knows how many other sites were out of the Google index for over a week!
most of the time [18.104.22.168...] shows to which direction things are moving ;-)
I hope you're right ... we are currently 194 & 213 for our top two phrases. On 22.214.171.124 we are 4 & 5. BUT, I just checked Google.com and we are already 4 & 5 there.
How long do you think before this information spreads to UK searches? i.e. a "web" or "UK only" search on Google.co.uk?
Is the Google Dance back? Well, not really, but I am noticing Google Dance-like behavior from Google based on reading some of the feedback at a WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com] thread.
Is the Google Dance back? Well, not really [searchengineland.com]
Almost pulled the trigger to put the redesign live today, just checked the datacenters above and we rank #4 for our most targeted term - up from #54 on google.com Sure hope this rolls out - maybe we can use the redesign on our next project.
Are we seeing less weight given to age here and more to inbound anchor text?
41. The method of claim 1, wherein the one or more types of history data includes information relating to a prior ranking history of documents; and wherein the generating a score includes: determining a prior ranking history of the document, and scoring the document based, at least in part, on the prior ranking history of the document.
42. The method of claim 41, wherein the scoring the document includes: determining a quantity or rate that the document moves in rankings over a time period, and scoring the document based, at least in part, on the quantity or rate that the document moves in the rankings.
43. The method of claim 41, wherein the prior ranking history is based on at least one of a number of queries for which the document is selected as a search result over time, a rate at which the document is selected as a search result over time, seasonality, burstiness, and changes in scores over time for a URL-query pair.
44. The method of claim 41, wherein the determining a prior ranking history of the document includes monitoring a rank of the document over time for spikes in the rank.
Google's Historical and Age Data Patent [appft1.uspto.gov]
[edited by: tedster at 6:00 pm (utc) on April 1, 2008]
Over at the Google webmaster groups I got all kinds of grief when I asked why my page had been removed ( page rank 5-7, online since 1997,on first page for keywords over four years) I should have expected to be removed after all I had the nerve to use a java script menu,an old style links page and do it all on a free page from My ISP! I feel so ashamed....... ;~)
So hang in guys, there maybe nothing bad about your site, even if it's old, crappy it might be still well loved after Ulysse's beach's the boat.