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I have noticed a big increase in my Blog Traffic, but my keyword traffic is down. I am going to assume that Caffeine has not hit all data servers yet ? I would assume this because my contacts in Chicago, Iowa all say my keyword rankings are -30. My assoicates on the west coast say I am on the first page. Here in Texas I am on the first page. The wierd thing is my traffic is not really down. hmmmmmm
[edited by: tedster at 5:47 pm (utc) on Feb. 1, 2010]
[edited by: tedster at 10:31 pm (utc) on Feb 7, 2010]
Go ahead Tear me to pieces!
1. Caffeine Is Not Live Officially. It is Still Being Tested By People At Google.
2. Google guys are keeping silent about Caffeine roll out because they failed to make it live "After Holidays" (1st Week Of Jan).
3. As Described By Many People "Their Results On Google Flunctuate A Lot". To my knowledge this is only because Caffeine is being tested and will only give you a very little idea of what the actual results may be when the actual version rolls out. The results may be entirely different when the actual version rolls out.
4. Google Gave us all a sneak peak at Caffeine which they have never done before because they wanted us all to be prepared for the massive change. By massive i mean really massive. The results that were shown on Caffeine were not actual results that will be shown when the caffeine rolls out. They were just for the heck of it.
6. Few Things To Watch Out For Will Be
a. Page Load Time
b. Duplicate Content
c. Reciprocal Links
d. Deprecated Importance Of Long H1 Tags
Now it seems to me, from looking at maybe 20 different keywords, that this "recent backlink" factor is getting more clout, at least for these terms.
What I think I'm seeing is a stronger weight for the "recent backlinks" factor.
Further on "recent backlinks", I suspect this must be treated differently, depending on the niche. In some sectors, the nature of the sector is that things change.
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 11:29 pm (utc) on Feb 7, 2010]
This is where I think processing speed comes in
I think the changes may be more drastic between the 'regular' SERPs and Caffeine, especially over a relatively short time after the full roll out.
[edited by: whitenight at 11:32 pm (utc) on Feb 7, 2010]
The only one that even holds a LITTLE "SEO 101" weight is page load times, and even then, I could argue, it has SLIGHT overall importance to ranking.
This is a far assessment, BUT you'll be better along (not you personally, as you've booted Gbog)...
...by simply ignoring the 'regular' SERPS and focusing on the pre-lim Caff datasets.
For example, our traffic went up around 60% starting at the end of December. This happend over the course of about 2 days, but no one here reported seeing any difference in SERPs. (We get over 30,000 visitors a day, so it wasn't noise.)
I'm providing this example because I see a lot a debate around individual observations. Did Caffeine go live just for me in late December? I don't think so, but it was the single biggest increase in traffic I've seen to date.
It is one thing to scrape a page, grab the links from the page, and shove them into a database, along with the necessary tracking info.
our traffic went up around 60% starting at the end of December.
Before you and others wonder how 15% equals a 60% increase:
So does this mean...
15% = ~1/6 the total traffic increase I will eventually see. So instead of sending me 30,000 visitors a day, Google will send me closer to 200,000?
I wish that were true.
this thread reads like an epitaph for the SEO "industry".
If in fact Google is killing off the SEO in their neck of the woods, I could almost imagine the boon it would be for Bing/Yahoo and other search entities when the SEO industry begins to refocus the talent in their direction.
Kind of makes you wonder why after all these years Google decides to run an ad during the Superbowl showing their search.
I am expecting Caffeine to go Fully Live On all Data Centers before 20th Feb.