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Google Confirms Algorithm "Change"

Discussion in 'Google' started by mit, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. #1
    About a week and a half ago, there was the start of discussion around Google's brand push in the algorithm.
    SEMrush
    Some people started noticing that for some queries (mostly generic queries), more "big brands" were showing up in the search results.
     
    mit, Mar 6, 2009 IP
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  2. sweta

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    Check out matt video.
     
    sweta, Mar 6, 2009 IP
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    Definitely seen the effects of this change...but Matt is insisting its not brand related - its just a trust thing
     
    shorething, Mar 6, 2009 IP
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    #4
    can you share the story url?
     
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    axlarry Notable Member

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    Can someone please explain what changes are made?
    Thanks.
     
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    an0n Prominent Member

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  7. malcolm1

    malcolm1 Prominent Member

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    Hello...

    Well they rolled out this new option today (when searching for my keywords) or when i re-moved the old toolbar
    and re-installed it as i was looking and something didnt look correct then i seen this...

    Customized based on recent search activity. More details... thing is though that i wasnt even logged in :eek:
    Nor did i ever remove anyone from my results (so i would know if im moving up the serps)

    More Details:

    When possible, Google will customize your search results based on location and/or recent search activity.
    Additionally, when you're signed in to your Google Account, you may see even more relevant, useful results based on your web history.

    The following information was used to improve your search results for xxxxxx xxxxxx: (removed my keywords) Recent Searches

    You or someone else recently searched for xxxxxxx (another keyword right after) using this browser. Learn more

    If you're curious, you can see what a search for xxxxxx xxxxxx looks like without these improvements.

    The 'More details' link on your search results page can be used to display this page for approximately 30 minutes,
    after which it will no longer show this page.

    About this Video of Matts:

    Now i just caught Matt contradicting what he said last year about the PR updates (when it took 6 months to update PR
    and everyone was freaking out) and he said something along the lines off:

    When we update the PR its just another day here at the office (Meaning: No big deal) yet he makes special mention now
    in this video that ALL they care about is.... trust, authority, reputation, PR, high quality.. But Not "Brand"

    lol things that make you go hmmmmmm :p

    Found this post a few minutes ago

    Well i suppose... page rank is ??? aha and "brands" will be...... to be continued


    see yaz
    malcolm
     
    malcolm1, Mar 6, 2009 IP
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    SEOibiza Peon

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    #8
    this isnt new its been going on for months, on and off.


    he's talking about the "REAL" pagerank, not toolbar pagerank, which as we surely all know by now is fundamental to rankings??
     
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    malcolm1 Prominent Member

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    Well i did mention that last night i removed my old google toolbar and re-installed it... maybe it has...
    but i wasnt aware of what i seen till this morning when i checked... and yip i was surprised. :)

    Even more surprised is that when i had to read the TOS that i had to click a special link that talked
    about (Page rank meter) and about how they feel its all about Trust or whatever (didnt get into it to
    much as i already know what it is but million of non webmasters wouldnt have known till now)

    PS... the actual little green bar got shorter then before


    Yes yes i know... it takes 3 months and the export blah blah but my point was that he had made
    it sound like no big deal (where in fact it is today) and then you got another google guy saying dont sweat it.


    thx
    M1
     
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    #10
    Yeah i've noticed some changes. Overall not terrible, but it did set me back a bit.
     
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    I had not heard of this yet, so thank you for posting! :)
     
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    #12
    Is the algorithm change good for us or bad ? by when we know whether its good or bad ?
     
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    google keeps on changing its algorithm. Algorithm changes according to site,category and no. of pages in site.
     
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    #14
    Did the new algorrithem start, or is that coming soon?
     
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    #15
    Hey, Interesting news and will have to get into it to understand what have changed in particular..
    Thanks for sharing ;)
     
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    Looks like SEO is dieing faster than I expected. There is more crap in Google than ever! No wonder they have to manually adjust their sh** :)
     
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    #17
    How sad would it be if brands dominate the first page entirely. If so then it's the beginning of the end for Google.
     
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    now google will slap some others but not me......lol
     
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    mit Well-Known Member

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    well how does Google know which is fake and which is branded? and how does they elimate the fakes? Hope Google answers that... thanks.
     
    D-Dark, Mar 10, 2009 IP