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Re: Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here.

supermediastore Mar 16, 2011 10:27 AM
Posted in group: Webmaster Central Help Forum

Categories: Crawling, indexing & ranking :

Another example to check out:
- Search "ipad 2 contest" in Google.
- The #4 search result after News and Videos is a "" link.
- The "" page itself has:
  + no "real" content
  + affiliate links to my site (where the iPad 2 contest is actually held, with contest details, official rules, and current entries)
  + the URL they used is broken
  + the "" page uses my page title
  + the "" uses my contest picture
- My iPad 2 contest page is listed at #9 even though it has garnered some attention from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and is promoted throughout my site.

This just doesn't make sense and forces the user to go through another "level" before reaching the same destination.

And to clarify, while I have been negatively affected by the Panda update, my purpose here is not to say fix this (or that, or any other examples that don't make sense). Just consider this another example for future tweaks/changes to the algorithm, and hopefully it can contribute to an overall positive impact on search relevancy. Many thanks.