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Google Updates and SERP Changes - April 2010

   
4:48 am on Apr 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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We are in the same situation, since March 15, 2010 our traffic is continuously declining with the average of 6% every week. In current week it gets worst, approx. 15% decline!

Overall, 30% to 35% traffic has been reduced compare to peak week of January 2010.

"site:" is also showing huge drop in index pages, though it only provide the avg. not actual.

Don't know what's going on, Is it really the effect of Caffeine roll-out?

[edited by: tedster at 9:46 pm (utc) on Apr 1, 2010]

3:26 am on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My traffic is saying you're correct, but I hope they still have a bit of rolling to do...

I'm not hoping there's some left to go because my sites are slow or anything, but more because I'm up 20% over 2 weeks ago and already set a record on one today, so I want MORE CAFFEINE! I hope they do more of whatever they did again in a few weeks... Please? LOL This is one of those times it wasn't anything I did or adjusted or 'guessed right' or anything, it was all G...
3:31 am on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yep they are everywhere guys, but it is being rollout slowly.. For example

6 hours ago:
keyword #1: 7th place
keyword #2: 8th place
keyword #3: 96th place

3 hours ago:
keyword #1: 2nd place
keyword #2: 8th place
keyword #3: 96th place

1 hour ago:
keyword #1: 2nd place
keyword #2: 2nd place
keyword #3: 15th place

these are real result changes.. it doesnt happen all at once, its rolling out slowly from my observation
3:34 am on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Well... at a closer look these are not the caffeine results that I saw before the weekend, rather they look like a major change towards the caffeine results on the old Google. Its a lot closer to caffeine now but who knows, is this the final update we have been waiting for?
3:40 am on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I agree with louieramos, they are rolling it out slowly, seems like they are injecting it bit by bit.....
6:04 am on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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anyone noting a correlation between Google's Jazz interface and Caffeine. Jazz popped up again yesterday but not sure if the results were caffeine driven. I posted a screen shot earlier in this thread and then came across this [webmasterworld.com...]
12:04 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My Keywords have been jumping around also! Yesterday my keywords:

In the morning:
keyword #1: 1st place
keyword #2: 2nd place
keyword #3: 2nd place

Mid afternoon:
keyword #1: 3rd place
keyword #2: 5th place
keyword #3: 3rd place

Then this morning today - same thing:

In the morning:
keyword #1: 1st place
keyword #2: 2nd place
keyword #3: 2nd place

Mid afternoon:
keyword #1: 3rd place
keyword #2: 5th place
keyword #3: 3rd place

I hope it stables out soon.. it's doing my head in! On cheking the data centres - it looks like most of them have my original SERPS ....but who knows!

Clayton
2:56 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If there is a complete rollout of caffeine at google.com, i think google will make some statement about it.
4:00 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Caffeine is not completely rolled out. I dont think google ever fully rolls out any update in a day. I still see old SERP's when logged in to gmail, if I logout I see caffeine so this is a sign that its still not 100%. If all goes well, they will probably announce something next week, they are not going to announce anything right now in case they have to rollback for some reason.

My prediction was some what right, I knew it would be rolled out on a Tuesday, whitenight owes me a prize.
4:13 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I wish I could see it on my home pc, only see on the same datacenter it has been on 90% of time.

I am thinking it will be fully out this month at the latest.

Traffic on all my sites has increased so I know it is brewing.
4:19 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I still see the caffeine results on a proxy out of LA that are quite different than say aol and comcast results. The 2 versions are getting closer but still a long way to go I think.
5:30 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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it seems that all the proxies I noticed that had caffeine, no longer have caffeine. Google is probably still testing, put caffeine everywhere it wasnt and took caffeine off everywhere it was
5:42 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I need to ask you something.
How are the traffic informations for Monday (yesterday) in your Google Analytics account?

For me the stats is almost stuck (I hope), because the figures for Monday seems the lowest in the last 2 years and we are talking figures of more than 1 mil unique visitor/day :(

3 possibilities:
- Google Analytics has problems
- damn Caffeine update
- some kind of penalization - we created a lot of new pages (not spam) about 3 weeks ago. (after an year of offline work).
7:43 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Finally seeing changes on Google.ca today. Some pretty big shifts.

I've seen some similar changes over the last couple months but they've never been during the day like this, weekends normally, then gone during the week.

We're in the consumer electronics category.

Any other fellow Canucks here seeing anything changing in their categories?
9:38 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Interesting difference between today and yesterday WRT page views and time on site on the ones I'm watching... Visits are relatively equal, but time on site and page views are way down.
11:43 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am seeing the caffeine results now on aol, comcast is still the regular... if you can call it that anymore :-)
11:48 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have scanned all 110 Google Datacenter yesterday and I must say about 95% are showing caff results. I don't think Google is testing this to all datacenters because its a waste of time, and they have already done it bit by bit in the past for about 6 months. Perhaps this could be it, I wont speculate much and just wait till the end of the week and see what happens
12:16 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)



8.20 EST and many have caffeine, but I don't see them on Google.com (tried several proxies). Maybe the smaller DCs go first? Anyway, looks like we will soon get a conclusion
12:22 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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@walkman, can you ping google.com and tell us the IP address, I would like to test that IP, thanks
12:28 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Can anyone please post a IP address for a datacenter that is showing Caffeine?
12:55 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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this datacenter is all I can see from this p.c, is this the same as you guys that are saying it is 95%, I am in soutwest U.S so can say it has not hit here yet [209.85.225.103...]
1:00 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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@kd454 yeah I dont see no caff result in that IP, thats one of probably the 4-5 IP that has not yet up to date with caff, out of 100+
2:20 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm in the southwest (AZ) and have been seeing the more caffeinated results all day today on Google.com except for a few hours this afternoon.

I've also been seeing hybrid caff results (those very close to what I'm seeing today) for the last 3 days.
2:32 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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hi arizonadude, can you please share the Google IP that you are on, thanks..

Also just an update on my post above, more and more keywords of mine are jumping up, every 2 hours.. So it is rolling out slowly...
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@ louieramos

Again my SERPS are back to the same patern as yesterday and the day before... I'm in the UK and currently my positions are back to normal as of 05.34 GMT. By around 2pm GMT yesterday they bounced about so will keep an eye on today and let you know.

Clayton
4:43 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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@Clayton, are you measuring your serp by Google.com or Google UK. Can you please ping these 2 google domains and give us an IP. Lets have a look
4:51 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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@ louieramos

.co.uk - 209.85.229.147

Cheers
4:54 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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@Clayton, I have checked that Google IP and it looks like its juicing caffeine results to me. I have tested 5 different keywords and they are where they supposed to be in caffeine rank.

Feel free to PM me your keywords I can check them for you, I have all the tools
5:14 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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@ Louie

Many thanks for that Louie
Clayton

[edited by: tedster at 6:47 am (utc) on Apr 14, 2010]

8:36 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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All I can say is WOW, yesterday was like Google turned on the after burners to my sites. I hope this is a result of caff ;)
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