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Stuck in my daily work, I have not paying too much attention on Google lately - maybe tired of PR discussions, dupe checks, etc. But with today's glitch [webmasterworld.com] or the reports here [webmasterworld.com] over the last days of several updates [webmasterworld.com] here on the board, I was reminded of Tedsters prediction on Pubcon in November: they are up to something.
First: Traditionally seems January to be a big update month for Google. I was kicked or blessed in January in the last 7 years more efficiently then in the rest of the year (except Florida).
Today, shortly after the glitch with the malware report, my indexed pages doubled.
Problem is: i have also changed a lot on my major site in the last 2 months after pubcon, so I do not know if that is just me or the rest of you, too?
However: IMHO is something cooking and I have not yet figured out what. I expect major changes in the additional Video and Images results and also in the "Related searches"...
The additional image searches are now at a different place in the SERPs? Isn't that displayed differently now?
Someone with more ideas?
[edited by: tedster at 8:34 am (utc) on Feb. 2, 2009]
I made the changes a few months ago, but only just noticed the progress. I suspect a lot of webmasters miss ranking opportunities based on internal navigation omissions. Internal links rock!
P.S. I also 301 redirected all the old urls.
My keywords rankings are back, this has happened fourth time in last few days, but I am afraid and wishing this should be the final update. I wish more and more people put there opinions here so it will help everyone to understand the problem and resolving the issue.
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[edited by: tedster at 5:49 pm (utc) on Mar. 2, 2009]