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    I know we have a "continuous update" but some updating has happened today. New pages are in and movement in the serps. Take a look

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    Wow!

    From number 2 for my main keywords to 51!

    I hope this isn't permanent...

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    Yeah me too.. some of these results look odd.

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    Long Live Google Continuous update

    Im getting very good results i've never seen before

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    I saw a lot of these results on Friday but they disappeared. Just guessing for the moment - but it does look like some portions of the index are updated and some aren't. Kinda like AlltheWeb's update cycle.

    There are some bizarre results though - Amazon and Google's webmaster guidelines page are both ranking very well for 'search engine optimisation'. The obvious conclusion from this is that PageRank is extremely important at the moment, but that isn't born out by the results elsewhere. Ho hum. It's all good fun.

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    You know, after May's update I kind of lost interest in the whole process.. it was just toooo much.

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    markymark ,
    I'm not too sure about that page rank being too important right now . I'm seeing a few brand new pages of mine with ZERO page rank up there in the #1 spot for most of the keywords planned for them , and it's not as if there's no competition for them .

    Some of the sites with decent page rank that were up there last week are knocked down a few spots now.

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    Agreed - I've seen the same kind of thing. It's just these two results that are making me think a bit. Generally, you wouldn't see Amazon and Google ranking for something like 'search engine optimisation' and the only advantage that these two sites have over genuinely SEO'd sites is PageRank. It must mean something - just not certain what.

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    I've gotta agree with Dynamoo here. After the farce this Spring, I've decided I'm not really all that interested in Google's updates.

    I'm going to build my pages and my sites the best I can, optimize them for the people who will be using them, and let Google do what it wants to with them.

    Google's index was stale for such a long time, and I believe there will be fierce competition for Google's throne in the future. Google needs to get its act together.

    Ultimately, the best search engine will win the game. Pay for placement and all the other schemes won't work in the long run, because the SE's that engage such tactics won't return the best results, they will return the results for sites with the biggest ad account.

    It won't take long for the public to discover this, and another SE will become the favored one because it provides better results.

    I realize that a good placement in Google can make or break a site, but there are other things equally important. I'm focusing on building good pages. If Google and the other SE's are really all that great, they will discover this and I won't have to worry about my placement in the index every 4 weeks.

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    Well spoken Andy I agree with you!

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    I'm with Dynamoo and Andy I don't even get excited about looking for my listings anymore. I use to spend an hour or so typing in hundrds of keywords to see how I made out, well ok thousands but now I just check my logs to see how much traffic is coming from them. I do check though when I make a new page just to see if it got a listing or not. Just ain't the same relationship I thought me and Google once shared

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    This is a disaster for me. eBay, Amazon, etal
    are dominating the top SERP positions for
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    This surely is just a temp burp.

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    I'm seeing the same thing Jefe, must be what Mark was saying, high ranking pages seem to be winning more.

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    Seems eBay, Amazon, Porn et al are now dominating the top SERP positions.
    That is indeed the case in many areas... and it looks BAD to the casual surfer for a variety of reasons.
    The mile-long URLs on display have every character on the keyboard showing, the content of the Amazon page is usually poor, and the whole impression it gives is that something can't be right. If I want Amazon I'll go to Amazon (ditto eBay).
    Perhaps it's related to the sudden climb of PDF and DOC files, which again in most cases people are NOT searching for (they surely want web sites). For some searches you now have to browse down to find proper sites.

    If Google would stop this crap of requiring a refresh to see us in the serps half the time.
    Surely, that just HAS to be a bug. It happens at different centers at different times, but only to those sites that went missing a few minths ago.
    All in all, the signs are that Google is starting to get itself into a hole again. I hope I'm wrong about that, but there has certainly been a clear and significant deterioration in many areas during the last couple of days.
    It was almost fixed.... why break it again?

    Mmmm, sucks currently but if they can fix it again now as quickly as they update (ie not a month +!) then hopefully back to a more logical SERP results.

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    Looks good to me, yesterday was my biggest traffic day ever.

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    "yesterday was my biggest traffic day ever."

    Wish I could say that also.

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    I don't see ebay as often as I see amazon. I've actually quit promoting a lot of amazons products, due to the fact alone, why put amazons products up and then compete with them in the search engines. And Amzon usually beats me out in them.

    Remember back in the spring with their tiered system, and you had to put up a banner or link on your front page....... That must of boosted their PR a whole bunch.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TrustNo1®:
    Looks good to me, yesterday was my biggest traffic day ever.
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    mine too.. But sales still going same... 1-3 sales a day max..

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    I was just looking at Google Dance and I see that one of my sites has about 860 more pages listed in www2 and www3 than on www1. They weren’t there earlier today. What prompted me to look was a direct visit to one of my new pages. I’m excited, hope they get in the main index soon.

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