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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]
Simsi: I would have thought this was condusive to the theory that Google's new infrastructure allows them to better measure user behaviour.
tedster: Bingo - that's my suspicion, too. We saw a little bit of this behavior beginning two years ago, but it was rare and it seemed only to be used for URLs where something that helped them rank seemed a bit unnatural - even though it was not at spammy or outside the guidelines.
The bottom line for Google is not whether the website follows their guidelines. It's whether their useers like the search results.
member22: If this happens this is the end of google because if you don't understand how google works ( at least part of it ) you won't ever rank anywhere and by the way remember that unless you are in the TOP 3 on the 1 st page of google you will never make a single dime on the internet.
[edited by: Simsi at 9:22 am (utc) on May 4, 2010]
now and all business are now suffering.Bingo so I am willing to bet eljacko is looking at doing PPC now if the business wasn't before.
What about stability? If the serps move around like crazy, the users wont find their old pages they used to find.
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 1:38 pm (utc) on May 4, 2010]
distributing traffic to lots of sites is not the purpose of search enginesmaybe in the beginning but the game has changed now it is about making money while serving up results. Then again that is the purpose of the SE. It just has never been in in a controled manner. I doubt very seriously the general user will get to upset if they did a search for a term and was delivered different results, besides I am not talking about keeping the results different. I am talking about once the dust settles there will be a stability in the serps but the traffic will be shared out to more sites.
I doubt very seriously the general user will get to upset if they did a search for a term and was delivered different results
[edited by: Martin_Ice_Web at 2:24 pm (utc) on May 4, 2010]
I don't bring up anything just ask what SE they use and are they satisfied with what results they are getting.
I don't like seeing the same things at the top of the list every timeand neither does Google. This only limits their ability to sell what they do best adwords.
...a sneaky suspicion that two things have been devalued- internal linking and "TrustRank"
Bingo so I am willing to bet eljacko is looking at doing PPC now if the business wasn't before.