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New algorithm update hit Mahalo and EzineArticles hard

Discussion in 'Google' started by DanAbbamont, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. #1
    Some keyword stats for Mahalo:
    SEMrush
    "mahalo" - From #1 to #3 <- WOW.
    “how to play guitar” – From #1 to #7
    “bed bath and beyond coupons” – From #2 to #13
    “fallout 3 walkthrough” – From #1 to #4
    “to get pregnant” – From #2 to #119
    “filestube” – From #5 to #81
    “best christmas movies” – From #6 to #19
    “outback steakhouse coupons” – From #1 to #5

    For EzineArticles:

    “acai berry” – #9 to #194
    “reverse phone lookup” – #14 to #45
    “penis enlargement” – #4 to #65
    “article submission” – #2 to #12
    “credit card debt relief” – #1 to #10

    Very bad news for anyone who uses article directories. I'm gonna mine data on other sites, I just want to write a script to do it. Sick of doing it by hand.
     
    DanAbbamont, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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  2. Paidi

    Paidi Active Member

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    Great find, Anyone with crappy content should be slapped on face!
     
    Paidi, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    yaseen4u Peon

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    Ho great buddy... finding those. thanks for sharing.
     
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    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    Too bad, that's what they get.

    Do we need more threads of the same thing? latest google news
     
    ForgottenCreature, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    rajanforums Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    this is a great find, thanks for sharing them. Can you also tell us how you managed to find such differences. have you been tracking them for sometime? Is it possible to find for what position site ranked previously.









     
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  6. DanAbbamont

    DanAbbamont Guest

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    The way I do it is I compare the Canadian and USA search results. It's not implemented in Canada yet so there's a difference for some sites.

    I have a script running now that's capturing data on the USA and Canadian ranks for every domain in the SERPS for at least a few thousand keywords, so I'll be able to query a list of which domains were overall most affected either positively or negatively.
     
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    Google launched Thursday (yesterday) a major algorithmic improvement designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites — ones that copy content from other websites or are just not very useful. It will also provide better rankings for high-quality sites — those with original content and information, such as research, in-depth reports, and thoughtful analysis.

    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/finding-more-high-quality-sites-in.html


    Also: "To start with, we’re launching this change in the U.S. only; we plan to roll it out elsewhere over time. We’ll keep you posted as we roll this and other changes out, and as always please keep giving us feedback about the quality of our results because it really helps us to improve Google Search."
     
    AdamFL, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    I've got about 15,000 domains analyzed with a rather small data set so far.

    The worst:

    EzineArticles - on 115 different search terms, each EZA page dropped an average of about 35 places
    Hubpages - on 66 search terms, the average drop was 30 places
    Squidoo - on 66 search terms, average drop was only 15 places, half that of Hubpages
    Suite101 - on 40 terms, an average drop of 35 places
    Articlesbase - 37 terms, average drop of 35 places

    Big Winners
    Amazon - 138 terms, average boost of 18 places
    Etsy - 47 terms, average boost of 36 places
    Ebay - 46 terms, average boost of 20 places

    I'll be running this all day so I should have about 100 times the data.
     
    DanAbbamont, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    MrSandMan Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather read ezinearticles than Amazon or Ebay ads. Google really dropped the ball here.
     
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    To be fair I'm using mostly commercial search terms so Amazon popping up makes sense.

    I am noticing that there are some really good content rich sites as well as well made ecommerce sites without much content but good usability that are gaining significant rankings.
     
    DanAbbamont, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    That sucks, I had already bought some nice articles to start my article submission marketing for my site.
     
    gizmo101.net, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    Well they're not deindexed, just not ranking as well.
     
    DanAbbamont, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    Thanks for sharing, interesting i must say!
     
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    So, what are the changes occurred in Google algo, so that we can get work for that particular base.
     
    rakesh.tcy, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    This could be good news for link directories, as more SEO may go back to being focused there.
     
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    Mightee Active Member

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    finally they started flushing crap to the gutter! :D
     
    Mightee, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    Why ezine as ezinearticles has quality contents.
     
    mkraza, Feb 25, 2011 IP
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    Yeah but did they? How are they measuring the writing in these sites as good or bad? Though everyone likes seeing spam put where it belongs, I can't help but wonder if some genuine quality material also got flushed along with it.
     
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    If we read some top blogs then all point out that this change less effected to low quality website then high quality ones!
     
    Rohit patel, Feb 26, 2011 IP
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    Hubpages was also another one hit.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Feb 26, 2011 IP