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[edited by: tedster at 3:43 am (utc) on May 9, 2012]
If Bing can get results accurate why can the industry leader not?
In a fit of desperation I switched to Bing, and behold first attempt at #1 was a free download of the type of software I needed. If Bing can get results accurate why can the industry leader not?
At the end of the day word travels,
Panda 3.5 refresh and Penguin slap us all in a very short time span and then 8 days after the Panda 3.5, we had a Panda 3.6 refresh.
Why so soon? Why only 8 days between 3.5 and 3.6 when we typically see 6 weeks or more between Panda refreshes? Google has not told me why. [seroundtable.com...]
Two Panda updates in 8 days. Did anyone notice?
Keyword stuffing classifier improvement. [project codename "Spam"] We have classifiers designed to detect when a website is keyword stuffing. This change made the keyword stuffing classifier better.
No freshness boost for low quality sites
I did a very local very specific search on a Doctor, Google doesn't understand the query, Bing bang on target. I am very happy with Bing results.
And seeing above scenarios; one WONDERS what Naveen Panda was smoking when he lead his team to make recent updates.
I'm not seeing much improvement in the SERPs for relevance. My sites have recovered slightly but it is still alarming that so many poor quality sites are ranking high when these updates were specifically released to remove low quality. Google has definitely not reached that goal and IMO has created the exact opposite effect.
Traffic on one of my sites is so bad that virtually all Google traffic is for my images.
I have just been doing some spring cleaning on my website to cut off some old or outdated articles and the like.