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Google is no longer following my robots.txt file. It has indexed hundreds of pages that I have disallowed.
Generally it's best to make any changes when SERPs are stable, never within an update due to panic!
[edited by: tedster at 7:43 pm (utc) on May 13, 2010]
Now I see sites that have moved up like 5 spots up but nothing.
ranking top on page 1 but no traffic
Personalised search would require you to be logged in yes?
Google is playing a dangerous game.
The default value is always "enabled" (G always knows whats best for you).
We seem to be seeing better SERP's but still no sales/traffic.
May 15, 2010
"Don't be evil" has gone all 1984 on us. Or so it seems after Google revealed Friday that its Street View cars, in addition to snapping photos of the world's roadways, have also been collecting sensitive personal information from unencrypted wireless networks...
From Google's Wi-Fi Spying: What Were They Thinking? [pcworld.com]
Whenever I check my ranking, I am better positioned but I am not getting the traffic
This sounds like you might be getting personalized search results - are you logged into a Google account when you do that search?
Well, I checked results without logging in. I have also disabled the personalized search. Everytime, I make a search I clear all history, cookies, cache everything. And then make a search on G*. I have also checked the results on Comcast & Aol. I have also checked the results using web proxy too. I am on 1st rank for my keyword.
TheMadScientist i hear what you are saying but surely the point is that sites that were doing just fine have suddenly dropped all of their traffic?
Whenever I check my ranking, I am better positioned but I am not getting the traffic I supposed to get from new ranking.
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 8:16 am (utc) on May 16, 2010]
Sorry for the mini-rant, but the whole 'I can see where I rank on other people's results by turning personalization off' is a very misleading thought, IMO, and I hope people quit thinking that way and realize just because your results are not personalized for a search doesn't mean no one else's results are personalized for the same search, unless they do the same thing.