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August 17 Disaster

Discussion in 'SEO' started by joelbauca, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. #1
    another data refresh from google, another supplemental hell tickets for me :mad: Most of my pages have gone supplemental, traffic is down 50%
    SEMrush
    Big Daddy, pls stop refreshing....:mad:
     
    joelbauca, Aug 17, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. mistermix

    mistermix Active Member

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    #2
    ive noticed a few pages dropping out of index today too. Hopefully they will pop back up in a better position soon...
     
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  3. Dave Gold

    Dave Gold Peon

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    #3
    I have been having trouble all month. I'm noticing that the same freaking domains are coming up on searches over and over. It's like an exclusive PR4+ club over there and I only have a few domains that meet that status.
     
    Dave Gold, Aug 17, 2006 IP
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    roger123 Active Member

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    Well, I had some one month old sites which were showing up on the first page for certain keyword phrases. But from today they are moved to 3rd or 4th page. Anyway, I think that is Google Sandbox effect and I have to wait for few months to get a better ranking.
     
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  5. TheBrokenOne

    TheBrokenOne Peon

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    #5
    *sighs* got slammed at the end of June, and google has put the boot in again today....google reminds me of a moody teenager with a hormonal imbalance, you never what mood she's gonna be in from one day to the next.
     
    TheBrokenOne, Aug 17, 2006 IP
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    #6
    Your PageRank won't protect you on this one, nor will age of site... a whole lot of legit sites got hit on the 27th of June, then came back on July 27th, then tanked again today.

    Some other sites never came back from June 27th at all, but then started getting good ranking again today.

    Nothing makes much sense... we're just at Google's mercy, and from what Matt Cutts said today it looks like we can expect this roller coaster to continue changing every few weeks :(
     
    Dead_Elvis, Aug 17, 2006 IP
  7. AnaB

    AnaB Peon

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    #7
    And that does sound right...google needs to grow up ;)
    I havent noticed anything on my So far. fingers crossed
     
    AnaB, Aug 17, 2006 IP
  8. Christopher

    Christopher Peon

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    #8
    Can't find what you are referring too, what did he say and where? (not that I hang on his every word, but I will consider it... with some suspicion)
     
    Christopher, Aug 17, 2006 IP
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    Dead_Elvis Guest

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    #9
    It's in the comments of his blog, marked Aug 17th, 2:20 pm. Down towards the bottom of the page. (http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/frickin-cold/)

    Someone asked him about today's massive fluctuations in the SERPs, and he wrote–

    Not at all reassuring...
     
    Dead_Elvis, Aug 17, 2006 IP
  10. Christopher

    Christopher Peon

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    #10
    Yep, I had missed that.

    Fricking wierd, I'd say. Acting like it's just the regular old routine when it's obviously messed up. Sites are popping in and out of the top serps like moles in a whack-a-mole game. Does google really not realize this? Or do they consider that normal? Or is it by design (it's a poor one if so).
     
    Christopher, Aug 17, 2006 IP
  11. Ferrarislave

    Ferrarislave Peon

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    #11
    I dropped down to positions in SERPs.
     
    Ferrarislave, Aug 17, 2006 IP
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    #12
    It was easy to miss, someone pointed it out to me earlier today.

    Seems hard to believe that a bouncing index is what they are trying to achieve... how is it that feeding similar data into the same algo can cause such huge jumps (and subsequent dumps) in the space of just a few weeks?

    Are we really going to just jump in and out of the SERPs every few weeks?

    Yikes!
     
    Dead_Elvis, Aug 17, 2006 IP
  13. alexisthemovie

    alexisthemovie Peon

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    #13
    someone pointed out that i didn't rank for my name anymore, which i've held the top 10 positions for, for a long time.

    i checked sitemaps and google visited my blog yesterday and cached rankings and i don't rank for a single one of them!

    this was a huge surprise.
     
    alexisthemovie, Aug 17, 2006 IP
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    an0n Prominent Member

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    If you think you've got problems... take it from my perspective... My DEV pc got struck by lightning today. (this is the SECOND time in less than a month this has happened)

    so f*ck google and its bullsh*t drama. My PC = my lifelife to my job.
     
    an0n, Aug 17, 2006 IP
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    alexisthemovie Peon

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    wow i just checked some site stats and se traffic has disappeared in most cases.
     
    alexisthemovie, Aug 17, 2006 IP
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    Hmmm. My traffic has seemed to quadruple today (although my awstats won't update 'til tomorrow to find out where exactly it's coming from)....
     
    stringerbell, Aug 18, 2006 IP
  17. hsaleem

    hsaleem Rocket!

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    #17
    One of my PR7 came down to PR6
     
    hsaleem, Aug 18, 2006 IP
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    infonote Well-Known Member

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    #18
    Hope Google sorts themselves out. They are risking a lot however, as people can easily change search engines.

    I believe that due to competition they are updating more frequently to remain on top.
     
    infonote, Aug 18, 2006 IP
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    men0dizer0 Peon

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    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=site%3Awww.mattcutts.com%2F&btnG=Search

    www.mattcutts.com/blog/ - 36k - Supplemental Result
    cached: 14 Aug 2005 21:25:46 GMT.
     
    men0dizer0, Aug 18, 2006 IP
  20. joelbauca

    joelbauca Peon

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    joelbauca, Aug 18, 2006 IP