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[edited by: tedster at 4:05 am (utc) on Oct. 1, 2009]
Google does ALOT of testing at primetime viewing hours Pacific Time in the fall.
The SERPs can change completely from minute to minute.
If you are right and it's only a test (not a update swapping over datacenters) I guess there is a chance that these SERPs will never establish (which makes me wonder what to do about the vanished keywords).
Year, it was only on some DCs (just a reload changed your SERPs completly)
Same here. We are back on the first page, then refresh - gone to page #10, then refresh again - back on the first page. Keep clearing cache in between refreshes - still the same behaviour. Same datacentre.
Also - very strange serps for that keyword - saw the competitor being #7 on page 1 and then again #13 on page 2, both entries for the home page! Never seen this before.
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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 8:41 pm (utc) on Oct. 16, 2009]
This also means that last month sites that have built up their backlinks naturally (with a bit of help) over many years did better than those who bought them from blog link ad sellers and cheapo third world SEOs.
And I thought Google wanted to reward natural links and penalise bought links. Silly me for thinking that they know what they are doing.
And I thought Google wanted to reward natural links and penalise bought links.
My goodness Sid, I spent the greater half of 2007 ranting on this board and debunking this.
You still insist on "believing" Goog's propaganda.
And yes, It IS silly of you
Like other recent threads here, it's time to stop believing in the Santa Goog.
He never existed.
You've been lied to.
It's his JOB to lie to you and keep you ill informed.
Get over it YESTERDAY, and start building your business based on REAL LIFE ALGO results... not some nonsense Goog wanted to push thru their FUD mouthpieces on various forums.
The only thing that suffers when you listen to that FUD is your profits.
Dropped for it's keywords on Friday.
site:website.com shows the index page, with a cache date of Oct. 18.
Search for any of the homepage content with quotes returns 0 results from the homepage, except for a few sentences
Those sentences are only on the homepage. Yet, Google is returning an inner page on the same website, about a different topic, which doesn't contain the sentence, and when it does, it is showing the index page Title (incorrectly) on this page in the Serps.
Bizarre, any thoughts? I did header checks on both pages, which return 200OK. Seems as though it is an actual indexing issue which began Friday...
Last week I changed the homepage title tag on a client site to include keywords and on Monday they started showing up on page one for those keywords. But today they have slipped down the rankings and the search result shows the old title even though the results were using the new one and the cache shows the new one. Google has also chosen to ignore the new meta description.
Has Google forgotten where it's cache is?