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Google Updates and SERP Changes - January 2010

     
1:07 am on Jan 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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the SERPs were different in the past few days for sure.
changed mid day today.

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A lot of people expect something more stable (as well as different) on Monday when the Google staff is at full power.

The past few days I've been seeing some short-lived blips where brand new domains with no backlink show up on page #1, but only for a few hours. In one case, it seems to be because of a large portal-like collection of outbound links.

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I am having something wired happen today. My traffic is slightly lower however my affiliate clicks have nealry doubled. I mean I have more affiliate clicks then pageviews. Doesn't make much sense at all.
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Slightly lower to what though? You need to compare to 2009 jan 2nd. It's also a Saturday.

As for clicks that's possible if the person clicks more than once for each visit. Weird but possible, unless someone is trying to mess with you

4:39 pm on Jan 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Can someone fill me in on which ip address caffeine went live on?
8:01 pm on Jan 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Caffeine was reported at this IP: 209.85.225.103
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I really notice serp changes, lots of changes in December and up till now results are not good for me as a visitor or a webmaster !
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Anyone else notice caffeine? I made so many changes to my site and got linked by a few major sites so I can't tell.
9:30 am on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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why google increased font size in results?
is it caffien?
10:00 am on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Can't see any font size changes in results at my end.
10:03 am on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Everything seems still to be in flux - let's just see whats happening this week.
3:37 pm on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Think I'm losing it or I've missed a thread! Does anyone notice when they are logged IN to your google account that the SERP's are way different than when your logged OUT.
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northweb, have a look at: [webmasterworld.com...]
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An almost simultanious PR and a SERP update!?! When did this ever happen? Caffeine around the corner [gulp]. Seems like the bods at the plex are cranking all the knobs and hitting the red buttons all at the same time!?!
4:02 pm on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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All seems fine from our perspective. Just a few minor fluxes..
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I'm not sure if talking about SERP changes on Google (considering the personalized search feature that is turned on by default) makes a lot of sense now ;).

Unless all posters have the personalized search feature turned off (still, I noticed Google resets this value, not sure if it's a bug, probably an 'intentional bug').

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An almost simultanious PR and a SERP update!?!

I am not seeing a SERP change at all, just the regular 'Holiday is over' SERP that we are accustomed to seeing yearly.

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We tried the Google Caffeine i.p. mentioned a few posts aback and the results look good.

[edited by: tedster at 6:52 pm (utc) on Jan. 4, 2010]

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I am noticing some changes in data centers in Non US based countries, This useually from what I have seen in the past gives some signs of what is to come..
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mromero, all I've seen is spam PR puff pieces how some SEO know what caffeine is and how they can help us mortals. So far, nothing serious in SERPs with what I can see.
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no serp changes from .ca
11:17 pm on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Stupid question time. How are you folks getting to a particular Google IP and searching without having Google go to your default IP?
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[209.85.225.103...]
or
[209.85.225.103...]
to disable personalized search
6:08 am on Jan 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Looks like domain age is becoming a bigger factor on 209.85.225.103
Also i see a same internal page back on page 2 and 3 in the serps.
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SERP changes on .de
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For what it is worth: On 209.85.225.103 one of my keywords is jumping between place 9 and 11 everytime I hit the refresh button...could do this for hours:-)
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.ca and .de results are similar to caffeine results.. at least for me..
1:35 pm on Jan 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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These Google Update threads are getting very confusing for me. I work with Google.co.uk checking it from a UK IP address and the changes never match/co-incide with most of the ones being listed in this thread.

Can people please state:

Google variant: e.g. Google.com, Google.in, Google.co.uk, Google.de etc.
My IP Location: UK, US, CA, IN, DE
Personalised Search: On/Off

as what you see is not what everyone sees.

5:35 pm on Jan 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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nah, .ca still the same old...same old!
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I'm getting PR drops in Australia and New Zealand, and a few months back a massive increase in number of pages indexed.

Anybody else seen this?

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