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I think google has a new Algo

Discussion in 'SEO' started by leswoody, Aug 17, 2008.

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    I have noticed (including myslef ), Websites are flying up and down the Serps.
    For me it started about July 20th, two sites lost ranking for every keyword, then two weeks later came back with worse ranking.

    These are not a penalty, when you have a penalty goolge will inform you via webmaster tools. Matt cutts has confirmed this. Also it's nothing to do with the Google dance, the google dance lasts no more than 10 days.

    anyone else having this problem.
     
    leswoody, Aug 17, 2008 IP
  2. Gareth_Boyd

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    Google wouldn't introduce it so quickly if they were to bring a new Algo in. Think about it.
     
    Gareth_Boyd, Aug 17, 2008 IP
  3. TheVccMatey

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    #3
    Definitely some major changes are taking place especially in terms of PR.
    I've done a post about it on my blog -
    http://www.ebenji.com/pr-algorithm-changed/

    A lot of members assure us that this spike is temporary. Hopefully they're right :(
     
    TheVccMatey, Aug 17, 2008 IP
  4. leswoody

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    I hope so, it's very frustrating, one week i'm ranking 5th page 1, the next i'm page 15.
     
    leswoody, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    #5
    i have similar problem so donot know what is going on with G. have to do alot on content and link building then wait............:(
     
    vietnamimpressive, Aug 17, 2008 IP
  6. DomainMagia

    DomainMagia Peon

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    Google did about 450 algo changes in 2007. It means 1-2 changes per week. Do we have a reason to believe that there will be less changes this year? Google does not publish or promote all smaller adjustments.
     
    DomainMagia, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    dethfire Well-Known Member

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    1-2 a week does to equate to 450 (52 weeks in a year) ;)
     
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    DomainMagia Peon

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    Right, sorry about that :)
     
    DomainMagia, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    #9
    A major algo change would cause big ranking changes for millions of sites. That hasn't happened.
     
    billybw, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    Yeah i was a PR2 site. I added a ton more backlinks from higher ranked sites PR 4+ and my page rank is now 0 and my SERPs are down a bit.
     
    teenmoney, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    #11
    I have a number of high traffic keywords that are bobbing up and down on page 1 of google. It's always been the case and always will be me thinks.. I really think Google has caught onto wordpress and directory links and the more traditional HTML site links are much more "weighty" these days..
     
    NetworkPlaces, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    slaydragon Banned

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    yes.. i am losing my ranking too
     
    slaydragon, Aug 17, 2008 IP
  13. alemcherry

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    Must be a small change - or changes - somewhere. Dont think there is any major change, otherwise it would have got much more attention.
     
    alemcherry, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    Maybe they're using Cuil's algorithms hahahaha
     
    prodigenius, Aug 17, 2008 IP
  15. sherry2008

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    Yes, Agreed with him.

    My 3 sites lost all traffic but my other 2 sites are still running successful. No SERPs Change & No Traffic change for that 2 sites...:confused:

     
    sherry2008, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    lightlysalted Active Member

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    it just goes to show that the SEO experts are not so expert after all, it's much better to read up on the latest SEO opinions and try it yourself, that way when rankings start dropping like they are you don't feel quite so bad that you've spent hudreds on a so called expert. besides it's much more fun doing it yourself
     
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    Well I know its getting frustrating as I had been stable at #29 for over a month then jumped to #4 for almost 2 days now I am #118 and I havent done any changes or added new links so I am confused as to what I am to do to counter this adverse affect in google
     
    C a s p e r, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    I was at #50 for my keyword for one month

    Now I am #5 or #6(switches) since August 10th.
     
    Xphic, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    svetlana007 Banned

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    You mean G is not giving value to links coming from wordpress sites and directories?
     
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    Another point on this is that the main thing that would hurt your rankings would be the quality of the links to your site. If you have good content, quality inbound links, then you should be fine with your authority. I suggest you look at your site in comparison to your competitors and see what they have that you don't.
     
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