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Google's mistake was not doing it sooner. It wouldn't have been as painful had they acted sooner.
I think Google is practicing tough love. They're forcing sites to grow up or get out. It will take substantial, actual improvement to regain lost traffic. It won't come back because the wizard behind the curtain throws a switch. At least I hope not because I like what I'm seeing. Google's mistake was not doing it sooner. It wouldn't have been as painful had they acted sooner.That's your opinion and I'm not going to go back and forth about false positives, degrees of traffic loss etc etc. Ironically Google lost users after Panda. I'm not going to call it proof that SERPS got worse but it beats a few people's opinion, no? If I were to use your logic I might've said that Google lost users because my site was demoted. Obviously that's ridiculous so let's not use too broad generalities.
call /classify anything high or low quality
Ironically Google lost users after Panda. I'm not going to call it proof that SERPS got worse but it beats a few people's opinion, no? If I were to use your logic I might've said that Google lost users because my site was demoted. Obviously that's ridiculous so let's not use too broad generalities.
Google didn't need to warn people
Walkman, if you only have 1 site panda'd and the other 3 improved, were you able to identify some differences between them?Different niche but they are the opposite of what Google says that Panda should reward.
Oh wait, we haven't really figured out Panda yet have we? mmmkay.
Obviously I know them very well and what quality they are, so I chuckle at the notion of "quality" and "substantial, actual improvement." Just looked at the raw-log size and looks like today might be a record traffic day for them.
So this thread, what is Google doing? They are hopefully doing this for the good of the web.
Sadly I thought bottom was on 2/24 but since then I have lost every update. The only thing that's keeping me afloat are a few sites that everyone would have said don't bother with. So I am luckily paying my bills, but this year that's not enough.
Does anyone else anticipate any more major Panda like updates? If so, I'm just going to quit it all.
If I knew where the bottom is, I could say, okay, that's the point I have to rebuild from. If it's bottomless and more and more updates are coming, then I see no way out and I am done.
Google Inc. (GOOG) is expected to post sharp gains in profit and sales when the Internet search giant reports second-quarter earnings after the market's close Thursday, in part on expected growing interest in its online advertising.
Jefferies & Co. analyst Youssef Squali told clients in a recent research note that while growth in spending on Google's paid search advertising likely " decelerated" in the second quarter, compared to the prior period, it is still expected to register as a percentage in the "low teens."
In addition, Squali noted that the prices paid for interaction with advertising on Google have continued to rise, particularly among advertisers in the finance and consumer-electronics industries.
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and are declaring it a success
[edited by: Whitey at 1:03 am (utc) on Jul 12, 2011]