Re: Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here.
Mar 8, 2011 3:08 PM
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Crawling, indexing & ranking
Wysz wrote, "If you know of a high quality site that has been negatively affected by this change, please bring it to our attention in this thread."
Our high quality site, http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org, has been available for over 10 years, but was terribly impacted by the recent google changes, though we are not aware of any pertinent reason why this should have occurred. There are numerous instances where our higher rankings dropped considerably, several pages lower or basically disappeared altogether.
Our site presents original, unique, well-documented and hard to find content relevant to a wide variety of people from around the world. We also know the same material on our website has helped thousands, as they have written to us. We noticed that other lower quality sites, that do not have as much content or as relevant content for the same exact search terms, were unaffected! We were smashed, but they weren't! This is baffling.
We most certainly agree that spam sites should be eliminated, but we also believe that a high relative-content site such as ours should be very high in the seach engine results. Multiple tens of thousands of people have been affected in a positive way by our insightful text, audios, videos, cartoons, etc. as evidenced by the vast number of testimonies we have received. The posted ones are only a small percentage of the whole.
We are constantly working to improve our site, knowing that our important information will continue to change lives (as it already has) and better our world. We also purchase keywords from google in an effort to reach interested people. We would welcome a site review and any recommendations from google experts to better our site, as we have done nothing intentional to cause this suppression.
We would very much appreciate google's thoughtful consideration. We believe we are being religiously discriminated against to the detriment of precious souls. This discrimination has been ongoing even before the recent google smash on us!