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[edited by: tedster at 8:38 pm (utc) on Feb 26, 2011]
Fastest ever bump and drop I've seen. For thirty minutes one of my sites jumped from 400+ to position 12. Then at #156 for the next half hour ... then nowhere ... then back to 400+ ...
I have some sites that bounce a lot. Some that don't bounce at all. Wish I knew what the difference was.
their traffic more than doubled and stayed there
It's possible that something about the entire SERP changed making their ranking stand out and appear much more clickable, I suppose. Seems unlikely, but it could be.
Ummm ... actually, it changes with every refresh of the page. All my results change with each refresh whether using Instant or not.
Do you mean something like the title of the page displayed in the SERPs?
The title is not rewritten - which is amazing because their titles are so weak and full of duplication.
If you were active in search in the early or mid nineties, you can remember doing a search on Alta Vista and finding 8 out of 10 results that were completely out past left field and over the wall (and in foul territory, too, not a home run.)
They just want to get to whatever it is that they hoped to find.
Anyone notice anything dramatic changing on Feb 15 (last Tuesday)?
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