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Most of the changes WE have seen, are from 500-1000+ (i.e. nowhere) to the top 100. Which we all know are of minimal traffic use below pages 1-3. For example we have seen our top niche keywords which we have tracked for over 3 years, in the last 3 days, go from
A: 1000+ -> 39 b: 22 -> 5 c: 612-> 55 d:1000+ -> 36 e:722 -> 9 f:225-> 25 along with a bunch that went from 30ish to 5-ish in the last 3 days. In addition we have seen a few which jumped up to 20-30 on the first day, continue to climb into the top 10 over the next couple of days.
[edited by: goodroi at 7:38 pm (utc) on Jul 18, 2013]
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Google Confirms Panda Update Is Rolling Out: This One Is More “Finely Targeted”
In the last few days we’ve been pushing out a new Panda update that incorporates new signals so it can be more finely targeted.
Google Confirms Panda Update Is Rolling Out
What happens is Google will run the update on a particular day, let’s say on the 4th of the month. Then Google will slowly push out that impact over 10 days or so throughout the month. Google will typically repeat this cycle over monthly. SMX Advanced [searchengineland.com...]
Just a reminder that updates are expected to be rolled out over a 10 day period. I think this is day 3 or 4 , so others who have seen no recovery may have movements over the next 6 days.
I see an increase in two sites, but in all sources... I find extremely strange. From Spain
Same for Spanish language sites ... much more pronounced.
What happens is Google will run the update on a particular day, let’s say on the 4th of the month. Then Google will slowly push out that impact over 10 days or so throughout the month.
For a totally unrelated example, how does G realize a site is an Italian Food Magazine when there are separate articles ranging from pasta recipes, traveling around the US for the best Italian restaurants, specific grocery shopping and personal gardening?
Dymero, maybe we can finally all agree that there have been some "false positives" in the past couple of years, and Google is finally correcting it?
(And that's not Google bashing. It would be silly to think Google has absolutely perfected pattern recognition/detection.)
This is exactly how we feel. It was like for almost every even slightly competitive keyword combination (and our niche has a 10million plus results per search) we had lost ALL authority to rank. Stupid, unrelated terms we would rank ok for. Our site name we always ranked 1 for. And there was one 3-word phrase for our most popular inner page we continued to rank in the top 3 for, but that was IT! Now it is like they are allowing us to rank, nearly as well as two years ago, for our key niche term and combinations.
If you mean "false negatives", I agree completely. It was so frustrating, that somehow I kept feeling like G "just wasn't GETTING the concept of our site." As if they were floundering in trying to find one relatively narrow central theme to cover the entire multi-thousand-page site, and not quite getting it, even though the main keyword appeared at least once on every page. For a totally unrelated example, how does G realize a site is an Italian Food Magazine when there are separate articles ranging from pasta recipes, traveling around the US for the best Italian restaurants, specific grocery shopping and personal gardening? The equivalent in that scenario we would be ranking 1st page for useless (for us) unrelated terms like measuring cups, NY city and fertilizer, but never for "Italian food anything".
There really is NO explanation for me other than one day I ranked, then I didn't for about a year,
Any ideas on what those additional signals might have been?
[edited by: hasek747 at 3:33 pm (utc) on Jul 19, 2013]
Now I am back to watching stats and worrying about guidelines.
I wish to know what triggered that filter in the first place.