Re: Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here.
Mar 6, 2011 7:40 PM
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Crawling, indexing & ranking
@HCI, found your site fine. Ignore the naysayers.
If HCI would just eliminate Google's Ads then he would have far less ad clutter now wouldn't he? :)
Google needs pushed to issue some reality on this matter and not more vague nothingness. People outside of GooglePlex need to quit acting as if they know why anything happened with this update. Google DOES have a whitelist (apparent) and it's precompiling results and applying a rating which compares to others in the result set for whatever query. That's why we see many sites with a uniform decrease, not just losing top place for a query (which one really has no legitimate reason to believe they are entitled to).
Perhaps if those impacted by this algorithm of stupidity change dump AdSense on their site and take their business elsewhere Google will get the collective message.
Google has a few days before folks start to organize and do something collectively to fight back. I don't think they realize what a sh*t storm is headed their way.
Watch starting at 56:15 when Catherine Alexander talks about poor communications and inaccessible humans at Google. Watch the heads, gestures and body language of the senior folks on stage.
At 1:04:37 another stockholder brings up that investor relations in useless, no one home.
These same sorts of complaints have been aired out in prior year investor meetings. It's Groundhog day any time Googlers have to face outside investors and users--- up comes the support issue. In one, an investor also runs AdSense ads and hadn't been able to get any human resolution to problems. All they can do is say we have FAQs and these lousy forums that non Googlers make up smarmy misinformation in lieu of support (but they don't say that).
I know the trolls at Google will see this, quit hiding. You spend something like 6% for administration and probably 1% at best on customer service (that's being generous). The "free service" baloney sandwich you have been feeding folks as to justify that lacking experience today is bogus. Businesses use your products in lieu of credible normal and rationale companies that do provide support.
Too bad we aren't all so connected like some of the sites that are quite large and were impacted. They were instantly picked up by the media and Google responded with "algorithmic fine tuning".
As is evident from Alexa and other data providers, the targets of this anti-content farming that were aired out by Matt Cutts, were minimally impacted and were bounced right back to previous numbers and arguably even higher.
Whoever this Panda fellow at Google is and whoever did the testing prior to launch obviously deployed the wrong code or failed to take something into consideration. I ran some searches today on Google like usual (far less though) and found the results for what I search to be really lousy matches and non relative compared to a few weeks ago.
Anyone up for an organized rally / protest at Google Headquarters?