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Shouldn't Google by 2009 be able to detect and not reward these old-as-the-hills schemes?
[edited by: tedster at 3:43 pm (utc) on Jan. 1, 2009]
these are verticals we have monitored for over a year, never seen a shake up like this. Long tail keywords not affected.
The time of day fluctuation is not atypical, and different data center fluctuation as well, just normally in small rankings changes. This is the entire top 10 replaced, maybe only 2 of the original top 10 are still there. We only see it in 2 of the verticals we monitor, but the other verticals do not have a Big Name product manufacturer to compete with.
Needless to say, a site dropping from #2 to #8 is going to take a hit. I'm even more curious end of the day that no one has chimed in noticing this, must not be too widespread. Does that indicate manual changes I wonder?
The change in DC's and the rapid changes through out the main broad keywords indicates google is running a few of these algos.
Is this the end of the update or is there more?
I'm not finding any other verticals where I see this phenomenon still.
And this AM, I see it for one of our verticals, but back to the old results for the other. Same google IP.
I see the same now, AM was a disaster but I think this is not the end of it, should see a change soon again, it's the public trading companies I am looking at. I have seen other broad words creep up in some DC's which must be a good sign. I guess not losing more than 10 positions must be good right?
Nothing was altered before the increase , except for some very modest linking.
Coincidentally we just released all interlinks at the same time [ 14 Jan ] - so the changes are likely too fast to be related. Especially taking into account Internetheaven's earlier remarks :
Seems Google have turned off the interlinking filter ... probably at the request of the huge worldwide corporations that use Adwords and which interlink all their various businesses. I'd love to be able to name a few on these boards, you should see the mess of the footerlinks of some of these billion dollar companies
Anyone else confirming this ?
What surprises me is the drastic nature of seeing an all new top 10. Some of these sites, while big household names, are not optimized the least. Ex the #6 site does not have this term in their title tag, nor anywhere on their page, very little content in their homepage. Many of these sites were not even top 30 in the old results.