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There is certainly a disconnect/time lag between Google spidering site changes and those changes taking effect, and with the "rolling Panda" and Penguin (in which remote changes may impact your site) it really is getting impossible to get a clear idea of what is going on.
The funny thing is that even quality content and backlinks is no guarantee of ranking half decent anymore with all of the negative SEO going on.
[edited by: CaptainSalad2 at 10:23 am (utc) on Aug 1, 2013]
Many new sites that i have never seen before and it was probably very good not to see them, are now on page 1. good websites with good content does not count anymore.
Hmm, just had a thought, I wonder if all the professionally designed websites have been knocked back because the web designers always attach a link to their company in the footer (**site wide***)?
[edited by: aakk9999 at 10:42 pm (utc) on Aug 15, 2013]
[edited by: CaptainSalad2 at 1:32 pm (utc) on Aug 1, 2013]
[edited by: aakk9999 at 11:42 pm (utc) on Aug 15, 2013]
Almost identical to you on two sites ive stats for. As I mentioned is like the US did not wake on my stats