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[edited by: tedster at 12:05 pm (utc) on Jun 15, 2010]
In the tumbler searches, I'm thinking, something in the algo mechanism is refusing to acknowledge that there are search completions out there, and it's rewriting the query.
This allows me to sit back and do something else while I listen to my site traffic as people hit the main page (which is a sonar ping) then to my product pages (a blip sound) the signup page (a buzzer) and my thank you page (a cash register kah ching, plus I've got a bunch of farm animal noises for other target pages...it sounds like barnyard on a good day.
Lately it's been dead on the farm.
"I have tremendous respect for Google and for Matt Cutts."
"I'd love for Matt to explain how the examples I've given today are an example of results "we are happy with" with the we being Google."
"A bunch of the top sites three months ago when they started their research were scholar/research type articles."
"The other thing I noticed is many times the results were littered with duplicate sites."
"What does malware have to do with top of the silo?"
"and then require they click on a text link..."
"Pages similar to... (Cowboys site)"
"It is possible to force Google to display the entered 3-word tumbler query scottsonline suggested by putting it in quotes. That's generally not the way most people search, of course. They don't even know what quotes do."
"but with the important difference that in the tumbler query Google had, apparently prior to the disambiguation, excluded other pages that were excellent matches."
"In the tumbler searches, I'm thinking, something in the algo mechanism is refusing to acknowledge that there are search completions out there"
"...a query for which there are no search completions to offer..."
"In the past weeks Jerry Seinfeld has done some hilarious short bits specifically addressing what people are mentioning in these forums."
"I'd call Google's latest SERPs update "a better Adwords click ratio twaek". Or better still "the Google kah ching tweak"."
It just all makes no sense...
"If you've seen that new "Related To" feature in Google Adwords, popping up on the longtail, that's pretty convincing evidence this is the Google "PayDay" update."
See your ad here Ľ
"Did you mean AFRICA?"
"Is what you were TRY-ING to say... you poor, dumb..."
"In the past weeks Jerry Seinfeld has done some hilarious short bits specifically addressing what people are mentioning in these forums. He made it clear he didnít like it and wanted Google to return to their old ways. When Jerry polled the audience everybody agreed with him. He loosely implied those not agreeing with him probably had interests with Google. Unless they buy him off Iíd give the argument to Jerry not the Phdís at Google.
Jerry seems to imply Google considers us all idiots and what theyíre doing is a little too presumptuous for his tastes. Itís like a waiter telling you should use cream in your coffee every time you request sugar."
"You're missing the point, the fact that things are up & down suggests things are far from over."
"Users will still only see a select number of ads on page one no matter how much they are rotated."
"however, trying to give everyone a slice of the action (paid) is just not practical"
"itís like me moaning now that I want to make a new OS only to find Microsoft is dominant!"
"I feel for all those folks on here that have suffered as we have. We weathered thru the Florida hurricane back in 2003"
"I long for the old days of Infoseek where you could make a change and get the results of that change in the SERPS within the hour."
"Well I think that the only results that G will let slide eventually will be .gov or .edu or non-profit sites without paying."
"I think that when they went IPO the only thing that really mattered from then on, was quarterly profits for the share holders. After all that is the main and ONLY reason a corporation exists - to increase share holder value."
"We may not be able to stay in business this time, this one seems even worse than Florida. "First do no evil" went out the window with the IPO I'm afraid."
"It used to be that a few of the really bright guys in here could eventually figure out most of the Dance...But this one looks like it has even the best and brightest among us baffeled."
"According to Matt, if you are still having a problem now, it's your own fault. How many MONTHS would you have us wait? "
When your SERPs have gotten so bad, that comedians actually start making fun of them, you sound pretty silly trying to claim that nothing is wrong.
I WAS using GA and recently deleted the code from my pages and all my goals (oops Mad, there is the change!)