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[edited by: tedster at 4:54 am (utc) on Apr 1, 2012]
I have seen my site go from position 3 to being completely taken out of the SERPs for this "how to" keyword, then re-enter again only to disappear once more.
I mentioned before in the continuation of this thread (now moved back here) that sites which were relying heavily on spammy blog comments had rose to the top and I thought they would get zapped and that is exactly what I have seen happen in my niches in the last day or two.
Does it mean thatwe need to make more pages with exact title match?
I'm still waiting for Google to ding the exact match domain names....which to me is hugely over-optimization. But apparently not...
Tweaks to handling of domain name. [launch codename "Emmy"] This month we turned off a classifier related to domain name. Our experimental data suggested that other methods of domain quality processing had greater success, so turning off this component made our scoring cleaner and more robust.
I have a domain that I don't use any longer. There's only a white homepage with a title, one phrase and 5 links to direct visitors to pages on my main website. It has been like this for 2 years now.Yep, Google "loves" doorway pages.
Guess what ... it ranks. Page one in the serps.
[edited by: garyr_h at 1:18 pm (utc) on Apr 7, 2012]
Yep, Google "loves" doorway pages.
Pitiful! Does Google's spam team do anything about it? NO