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Anyone with multiple sites/clients noticing patterns yet?
what exactly is this holiday filter?
Personally I'm giving these "experimental" SERPs until the US presidential election (Nov. 5th) to be fixed, reversed, whatever-the-heck-they-need-to-do to make them even half-way decent compared to even MSN.
If not, you can fully expect my edited rants from the #6 BUG of last year to make a reappearance...
of course, the same ambassadors can ask MC what's going on beforehand so we don't repeat the #6 BUG feedback. ;)
This is being discussed on the following thread [webmasterworld.com...]
I am seeing client sites being dropped almost in front of my eyes
[edited by: venti at 5:12 pm (utc) on Oct. 31, 2008]
I suspect new filters related to anchor texts.. I.e. variation of anchor texts (or not) is being noticed and acted upon.
Maybe forum links are de-valued ?
I've lost sitelinks for searches for
still have it for www.mysitename.tld (though I have no idea who would seach for that!)
And my best selling product page has gone from a solid #2 for the best two-word phrase (behind manufacturer site) , replaced by my own forums (two pages, one indented) on forum.mysitename.tld
And its returning two review pages from my site at #1 for the three-word phrase.
That will hurt!
I am also seeing major shake up in the SERPS we are monitoring - a #1 site dropped out completely.
I am seeing a competitor, who has been #1 for close to 2 years, drop to the mid 30's for a very competitive 2 word keyword.
This has just happened in the last couple of hours.
Luckily, our rankings are holding steady.
So I am guessing there has been some sort of a penalty racheted upwards in the last 24 hours.
Fasten your seatbelts, it could be a wild ride!