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Google Why change something that's working fine?

Discussion in 'Google' started by Silver89, Jan 30, 2010.

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    Okay so Google recently made some sort of change to their search algorithm.. Before this update I could type any of my programming related questions into Google and find a useful answer on a forum somewhere that 80% of the time would answer my question.

    Now when I type something like that into Google I get some 1980s blank forum with useless information and then sites with articles about the subject in general.

    Google you helped me improve my knowledge in everything so easily before! Now it's just a struggle to find and format my queries to get the information I need. :(

    Anyone else that uses Google often for more complex searches than "facebook" experiencing strange search results?
    SEMrush
     
    Silver89, Jan 30, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sultanofseo

    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    this is a major update that seems to have a lot of issues. google is still working on fine tuning their algo so hopefully over time, we will start seeing more relevant results
     
    sultanofseo, Jan 30, 2010 IP
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    internetmarketingiq Well-Known Member

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    Fix one thing break another. But Google isn't interested in you, they are interested in generating revenue for their shareholders.

    For every unhappy person someone else is happy.
     
    internetmarketingiq, Jan 30, 2010 IP
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    Yukinari84 Peon

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    The results are fluctuating a lot due to the Caffeine update and the updates it's bringing with it, so some things are a little jacked up.

    Use the advanced searching options and you should be able to find anything you want.
     
    Yukinari84, Jan 30, 2010 IP
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    Natali57 Peon

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    I have gone from being a harden google fan to hating them with a vengeance.

    They have gotten too big for their boots and this has only been proved by them taking on China as well as changing everything.

    Yet again!!!!!!
     
    Natali57, Jan 30, 2010 IP
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    stampavideo Greenhorn

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    LOL, that's exactly what happens. I saw a #1 google result about Photoshop that was full of Mac Os 9 screenshots. Seems to me their "older is better" concept has gone a bit too far...

    ...hope they stabilize results soon.
     
    stampavideo, Jan 31, 2010 IP
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    scheng1 Peon

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    My goodness! I can't imagine anything from the 80s still relevant today! Hope Google can finetune the search engine algo.
     
    scheng1, Jan 31, 2010 IP
  8. YugoSlavac

    YugoSlavac Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing it has to do with their Caffeine update. Before, I could search certain keywords like "back pain", and find the right answer. Now, I actually have to browse through the pages because I get either blank pages or problems with the forums that are indexed.

    Yugo,

    I still <3 Google, though. Just wish they would fix their algorithm.
     
    YugoSlavac, Jan 31, 2010 IP
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    dariuscmd Active Member

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    let's hope google fix this soon,because this concept is interesting but it's not producing any results
     
    dariuscmd, Feb 3, 2010 IP
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    avadhootd Peon

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    hehehe, dude, I guess the last year's recession is showing up on google too, lol !!!!
    And above all this is what happens when there are no precautions taken for Global warming, too many sites bundle up like for example an earth quake or tsunami :)
     
    avadhootd, Feb 3, 2010 IP
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    avadhootd Peon

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    Jokes Apart, yes you are right, there is some error going and they are fixing it and I hope will be rectified soon. I dont think they will have these issues for a long time.
     
    avadhootd, Feb 3, 2010 IP
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    They might be giving too much weight to older domains in their new algorithm. Don't worry, it will be fixed soon ;) And if you really can't find an answer, than DigitalPoint has a good category for these questions too :D
     
    Aquarezz, Feb 3, 2010 IP
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    Boogieman Peon

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    yeah mann .. facing the same things daily .. :( ..
     
    Boogieman, Feb 3, 2010 IP
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    And I thought I was the only one affected by this. Bing has actually gotten better that Google since the beginning of 2010. I hope the old Google comes back... one that provided accurate, relevant results...
     
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    Google wont even rank my site: http://www.lolroulette.com/ for my domain name term "lol roulette". The site has been around for years, has a lot of pages with that term in it. I mean how competitive is that term? I'm literally like the only one in the world targeting that term? My blog has been around for a week and it's still not anywhere in the index.

    Yet Yahoo and Bing both rank my site and have my new blog materials. Google's search algorithm seem to have quickly gone downhill. I'm not just saying that because my site isn't ranking, but because I am having a harder time finding relevant information, ect. They need to roll back their algorithms to what they were like 2 or 3 years ago.
     
    peppy, Feb 3, 2010 IP
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    coolseo36 Well-Known Member

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    At beginning of search engine era, it was title and meta tags that decided rankings but more and more webmasters manipulating these fields made it a mess for search engines to provide real good results...Thus Google started emphasizing more on backlinks n pagerank, other search engines followed!...by the time, it became backlinking quality...domain age...link building speed...fresh content etc which can be collectively called as 'trust rank'...as of now, Google ranks pages based on trust they have gained over the period of time...and IMO, sooner or later other engines will also follow:)

    Your site is indexed in Google with around 200 pages...last cache was on of 28th Jan:) (while Yahoo shows around 50 and Bing around 20 pages!)

    And reason for it being not shown for "lol roulette" isn't related to competition...its due to your niche...there has been a lot of spamming in casino and gambling niches...thus as per trust rank theory, you ll have to work harder than usual to prove that yours is not just a MFA or gateway site...same is the case for drugs niche, .info and other cheap/ free domains, domains with many dashes just to match some keyword etc

    Relevant and quality link building with natural speed along with fresh & original content, will do it for ya...best luck!

    Hope it helps:)
     
    coolseo36, Feb 4, 2010 IP
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