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Google Updates and SERP Changes - November 2012

     
11:23 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)



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Today has just been a miserable day.


For us this whole week has been miserable.

Traffic numbers more or less unchanged but hardly any sales, online enquiries or phone calls...(except for loads of spam emails). The only sales we did get came from paid ads.... organic visitors all seem to be dead beats.

It is like someone or something is cheery picking all the buyers and sending our way only the crap. I wounder who it is...

Off to reducing our ad spend again... the till is simply empty!

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9:27 pm on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

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We know they only run Panda on occasion, because it's 'too big' to be an 'every day thing', so maybe the report of the date is when it was started rather than completed and the noticed effects of the run take time to 'push' completely into the live results, and, in my opinion, changes could quite possibly be (likely are for something that big) pushed in 'segments' so some those in a 'result segment' where the run is completed first might notice a change sooner than those in a later 'result segment'.

That seems to fit nicely with what I see regarding my site. But I only have 1 site, so....
10:25 pm on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Looking back, I see a big dip in Google traffic on 11/21-22 on my Penguinized/Pandalyzed site, but then the traffic shoots up on 11/23 to a modest increase which has been holding ever since. But I don't see any shifts around the 27th. My site is informational


Exact pattern to our "April 24th" affected site as well. We're also in the informational niche. I mention all this strictly as an observation.
11:15 pm on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

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you need to give it 7 days to settle down
2:42 am on Dec 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Exact pattern to our "April 24th" affected site as well. We're also in the informational niche. I mention all this strictly as an observation.


This isn't the first time you and I have noticed identical patterns between our Penguinized sites! Very interesting - glad you noted it.

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