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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 6:22 pm (utc) on Sep 9, 2012]
Awful weekend here too Martin, in fact awful for a Monday thus far too. I really can't live like this. Right now I feel physically sick with worry.
[edited by: xcoder at 1:10 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2012]
WOW! the below comments show the SAD STATE OF GOOGLE SERPS.
I am reading these type of comments all over the the Internet.
Maybe the question is not if our sites can recover but can Google recover.
"Authority in all it's complexity means little these days. Thin is in."
"Financial serps filling up with press releases. LOL. That's the best Google can find? It's sad."
"It is a scammer's haven now. Fly-by-night sites and press releases."
"Negative SEO is rampant in this niche right now and it's working"
"I feel sorry for the consumers."
"How about them YouTube videos dominating the finance SERPS"
"The serps are getting worse by the day"
"These days it doesn't stick for more than 4 days with Google
4 days? i wish... try 48 hours..."
"If on the other hand the update is over - Google has made a huge error of judgement in the aglo this time round."
"Every day i think google can't get any worse but I am learned by google : Oh they truly can go worse. I think in half a year they will have killed theirself."
"especially when you see sites that really shoudln't be in the results at all. I don't mind better sites being ahead of me but when you have a one page site or a keyword domain ahead of you? That's when it gets scary!"
"seems like whatever we do, it gets worse"
[edited by: crobb305 at 2:25 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2012]
crobb I know the exact website you're talking about. Many of those websites are in fact owned by the same person. Nothing but links from unrelated website on .ru domains and others.
[edited by: crobb305 at 2:54 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2012]
It is an insane amount of back links over the last 2 months. If Google doesn't catch it, then the Penguin update is for not.
Google hasn't successfully attacked spam.