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Singel and dual phrases gives different SERP



10:19 pm on May 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Could anyone explain this "strange" behaviour for me ?
For a 2 word phrase I'm #1 in Google when searching from my home country.
When doing a spesific search in my country I'm still #1.
When doing a singelword search I'm nowhere to be found, even that I've been at top 5 for years.
When I search spesific in my country or in my language by using singelword I'm #1 again.
All those companies that are above me when doing search c) is behind me in d.

Is it less links from other countries that could make this drop in search c ?
I have both singelword and 2 word phrases on my site, but in the title I have 2 word phrase only.
Meta tags is with 1 and 2 word phrases.

brotherhood of LAN

4:36 pm on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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How long have you been seeing this behaviour for the single word phrase?

It can be a temporary thing.


8:25 pm on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I can't say exact, but I think this has been the situation for approx 3 month now.
It seems to me that I have been given some "thrust" ? by G as many pages are among the top 5 for many important phrases, even I have not done anything to do any SEO for these pages.
Only one page seems to have penelty for this spesific singel word phrase. It could be because I added this singelword into the text on a spesific page (2 times) a few month ago, and that G did not like what I was doing.

brotherhood of LAN

10:24 pm on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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That sounds possible, if you believe that you changed something then the change in ranking happened soon after, it's quite plausible to say that's a cause or contributor.

If your competitors ranks have barely changed it's fairer to say that could be the case.

Were the word changes you made to your site essential/beneficial in any other way? It may be worth reverting to your older copy.

[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 10:24 pm (utc) on May 4, 2009]


6:49 pm on Jul 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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have you tryed google trends to see what countries are searching for those keywords?


10:59 pm on Jul 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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No I have not.
But now the page is back for this single word, better than ever.
I'm doing my basics to get ranked. This means I'm not as smart as most of you so I have to do things the simple way and straight forward. I have not put a lot of efforts into link building. Instead I have put all efforts into having an interesting site for visitors and we have mails (and even phone calls) from visitors saying it's the best site they could find (it's an engineering site with som How To pages)
I'm doing all in my local language, but still I have problems finding english pages going as deep as I'm doing.

I'm not good at doing changes every time Google are doing some changes to their algo. I have done changes once within last 5 years, and that was because of -950 for a singel page.
The Serp change I discovered this time was for longer time than ever (approx 3 month ? for this spesific page.)Rest of the pages was, and are still, ranking very well for all important singelword and phrases. Probably because it's not an English language site with a lot of competition.

Now that it's back I think I will stay with my simple basics.
I'm still visiting WebmasterWorld to learn something, but it's very litle of it I implement as there is noe need for it so far.


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