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I think the loss of long tail is more to do with Google's incredible improvements in Adwords relevance matching. - internetheaven
Long tail traffic in most cases relies on internal link juice, this is how it works. - SEOPTI
[edited by: tedster at 7:44 pm (utc) on May 22, 2010]
Remember that Bigdaddy involves new infrastructure and is not just a data push or algorithm update. Donít take it as a promise, but Iíd expect a new data center to be converted to Bigdaddy roughly every 10 days or so
[edited by: tedster at 12:11 am (utc) on May 2, 2010]
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are smaller, niche specific sites what you're being replaced with?
Has anyone checked their site pages indexed? I've noticed decreases in pages indexed of as much as 90% after each major Google upgrade.
Dont know if this will help either but our smaller niche pr 5-6 sites that we barely work on and have almost no links are seeing absolutely no changes in traffic through all of this.
Huge reductions in site pages indexed will devestate long term referrals.
It almost sounds like the beginning of the end for the 'catch-all mega sites' to me...
I hope you're wrong but, what could be the reason from the Google point of view to take such decission?
[edited by: tedster at 7:19 pm (utc) on May 2, 2010]
Another tip: kids prefer Bing. Why? It's prettier. Isn't that funny? It's not about algorithms or speed. It's pretty that works.
I mean our lost long tailers must go somewhere else and I saw NO reports of heavy jumps upwards or are these webmasters just playing it low?
[edited by: tedster at 7:01 pm (utc) on May 2, 2010]
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NO reports of heavy jumps upwards
Everyone I know uses Google and the kids in our schools are specifically taught to "Google" for results.
People are slowly coming around to realize that Google is not the Internet.