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Change in rankings from foreign IPs after Google's Hummingbird



5:20 am on Oct 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

I work for an SEO company and we were just fine. Doing our white-hat SEO to get our clients to the top.

But, after Hummingbird update, Google now seems inconsistent in keyword positioning for one of my clients <snip>.

To be more specific, his keywords show up in Google from some countries and don't from most of U.S. IP's.

So, when you search, for example, from New York, you can't see the site in Google's results (up to page 5), but when you do it via a Germany IP, it's there in page 2.

What do you think?
Is there a solution for this?

[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 5:38 am (utc) on Oct 9, 2013]
[edit reason] removed domain name, per forum Charter [/edit]

Robert Charlton

5:49 am on Oct 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld, aminvanda. As the Google Forum Charter [webmasterworld.com] explains, we don't allow specific domains, search terms, or hints that can identify the site.

I can say, though, that the site had an exact match domain, and that the domain name included a New York location.

To clarify your question... are the searches you mention all on Google.com, but from different country IPs... or are they from foreign Google tlds (eg, google.de)?

Also, just in case it might come up, where is the site hosted?


6:23 am on Oct 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks Robert !

No, we just use Google.com as our reference.

Is that a new problem to have New York or other city names in domain, for Google?!

[edited by: aminvanda at 6:30 am (utc) on Oct 9, 2013]


11:47 am on Oct 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hmm, this is VERY interesting & may go some way to explaining why some of see junk foreign traffic at times? Did this 100% only happen following the last update?


12:12 pm on Oct 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yup! Never happened before.
The impressions have got hit by this update by 60%! (they are 1/3 of before), although we never post low-quality or poor content.

They say Hummingbird pushed down all those sites with poor content, but why us?!

Any thoughts?!

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