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Multi-week rollout going on now, from next week all all the way to the week after July 4th.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:57 am (utc) on Jun 26, 2013]
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I'm seeing a lot of results that have blogpost and wordpress spam.
Google are stepping the danger zone as many people are now using bing and yahoo -
Content does not matter, apparently - this algo update, from what I am seeing is definitely hitting sites with keywords in the domain, and my site was affected - I have an 8 year old, high authority site...
I have more +1's than anyone in my niche (all legit), I do my own youtube videos, interviews, articles, I get a steady stream of subscribers, my site is a pr6, 71/100 moz score...but apparently, since I have a keyword in my domain name, that was enough to basically kill off much of that.
T'he sites above me by and large have simply reproduced the same content, nothing original.
I think right now, in their effort to wipe out "web spam", they have gone way too far and broken the net.
Why does Google have to continually make major changes in their search results? What was good yesterday is suddenly bad today? What's good today will be bad next week? A good ranking system wouldn't continually be re-defining what's good and what's bad. In a good system, the search results would be relatively stable with only slow gradual shifts and movements. Something is basicaaly wrong.
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Logically if you move all the national site up to the top since they advertise anyway