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"We deeply care about the people who are generating high-quality content sites, which are the key to a healthy web ecosystem," Singhal said.
"Therefore any time a good site gets a lower ranking or falsely gets caught by our algorithm - and that does happen once in a while even though all of our testing shows this change was very accurate - we make a note of it and go back the next day to work harder to bring it closer to 100 percent."
"That's exactly what we are going to do, and our engineers are working as we speak building a new layer on top of this algorithm to make it even more accurate than it is," Singhal said.
[edited by: Bewenched at 8:12 pm (utc) on Mar 2, 2011]
And I disagree with the blanket remarks about Texas earlier in the thread
A lot of people who complain do not realize that there site just is not that great. People feel a certain entitlement to a SERP just because they have ranked there for so long, getting away with shoddy content and a poor spammy/paid backlink profile. Gone are those days and now are the days where unique, updated, fresh content is what works.
[edited by: walkman at 10:55 pm (utc) on Mar 2, 2011]
Sites that believe they have been adversely impacted by the change should be sure to extensively evaluate their site quality. In particular, itís important to note that low quality pages on one part of a site can impact the overall ranking of that site.
be sure to extensively evaluate their site quality
itís important to note that low quality pages on one part of a site can impact the overall ranking of that site.
Google has told us that it made no manual change to help improve how the Cult Of Mac site is doing, nor is it making any types of manual changes along these lines.
Funny that one of my sites that has same structure, content, link profile and age got a nice boost from this update, when the other took a hit.