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[edited by: tedster at 3:32 am (utc) on Jul 2, 2011]
The last panda update, 2.2, was on June 16th. It was a thursday also. My best guess, and mind you Im just guessing, but theyre doing panda 2.3 right about now. Lets hope so :D
Hi everyone, long time lurker here. Just wanted to report that our 8 year old site's traffic(~5K daily) jumped back to pre-panda levels on July 13th. No changes had been made other than removing an almost empty category. Hope it sticks!
If this most recent ranking change was a new version of Panda, it was incredibly mellow compared to any of the previous versions.
[edited by: tedster at 10:04 pm (utc) on Jul 16, 2011]
Looks like Google wiped out many franchise pages if this report is to be believed
The franchise business concept works in real life because people need the same services in various geographical locations. In the online world, one main web site is all that is necessary, there is no such need for repetition, which would probably be considered duplication by Google. The solution would be to either list all franchisees in the one main site, or make all franchisees web sites have more unique content.That's only because Google chooses to, or apparently decided so this week.
Even with a simple 1-word search term like "racing", I am seeing HEAVY local results, in my case...