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Google announces: "A change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of queries"

Discussion in 'Google' started by tattoos, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. #1
    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/finding-more-high-quality-sites-in.html
    I haven't noticed any major difference from US traffic to my sites as of yet, so maybe I'm not part of the 11.8% of sites that are being impacted.
    SEMrush
    So who's been hammered and who's been rewarded?
     
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  2. RumpledElf

    RumpledElf Well-Known Member

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    #2
    An uptick in the last two days, we'll see.
     
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    Tearabite Prominent Member

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    No change here.. I guess that means my sites arent shitty scraper farms?!
     
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    well at least its just 11percent.. well if its going to improve the results of google then its a good news..
     
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    Just hope that kind of restriction impacts those very controversial keywords or queries that so many sites spammed just to get rankings and take advantage of being on the keywords' popularity.
     
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    Oranges Active Member

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    Strangely one of my authority site got a huge spike of traffic and the other micro sites remain same, where they were few days ago.
    Looks like it will hammer auto blogs and syndication based sites.
     
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    Reliable-SeoServices Peon

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    I too have not realize any impact on any of my sites or blog. .. Lets wait and see.
     
    Reliable-SeoServices, Feb 25, 2011 IP
  8. tattoos

    tattoos Prominent Member Premium Member

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    #8
    I did notice an alert in the "Intelligence" section of Analytics, that the "Avg. Time on Site " for USA visitors had increased by 11%. Have now set up a custom alert so I can keep an eye on it.
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    Once this rolls out globally, the impact will really start to show. 11.8% is a "massive" change.

    Cheers
    James
     
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    #9
    It's only for US now, may come in month or 2 for general public.
     
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    No changes here either. Search traffic has been on the rise.
     
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    Paidi Active Member

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    Search term "Mahalo" ; Dropped from #1 to #3 ; Google slapped content farms with this update.
     
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    That's not much of a huge drop though, don't you think?
     
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    tattoos Prominent Member Premium Member

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    Interesting article about it on search engine land , Danny Sullivan has even nicknamed the update "Farmer".
     
    tattoos, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    #14
    I have not noticed a change in where my site is for stuff. Then again I don't check very often, but I checked recently and we are pretty much where we have been for almost a year.

    Content farms? I may sound stupid but what is that? Sounds like a good thing if it produces content?
     
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    #15
    The traffic can decrease by a factor of 3 or more for this drop, so it can be significant.
     
    ruletheworld, Feb 26, 2011 IP
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    lakelandprinting Peon

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    #16
    My traffic is up 11%. Thanks you Google and Content Farmers
     
    lakelandprinting, Feb 27, 2011 IP
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    #17
    just little drop for my traffic, but no problem at all :D
     
    jatrasmara, Feb 27, 2011 IP
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    #18
    So, your keywords were loaded by spammers?
     
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    #19
    Mahalo.com still rank #1 on search Mahalo, who spread these rumours?
     
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    #20
    I read this article. My website traffics also down in couple of days.
     
    rwsseo, Feb 28, 2011 IP