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    ABW Ambassador darkstar7's Avatar
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    For the last three days, my hits from google has died but my site is still listed. Help what is wrong?
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    it's google..life...

    I have noticed the same thing....

    but in my case yahoo hits are up...

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    For some sites google traffic is down and on others is a bit up.
    Interestingly enough, on the sites where google is down, both yahoo and msn are way up.
    So overall, my sites gained traffic

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    Irma,

    I'm seeing the same things. Google down, but Yahoo and MSN showing large increases.

    Maybe this is a good thing. Less pressure to focus on google.

    Lily

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    Same here. A massive drop-off in traffic. Not sure why though.
    Innovative advertising with Slimeware Corporation and Telephore. Mail-order fuel with Petrol Direct.

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    Seeing the same thing, still getting some traffic but big drop too. Luckily my traffic from Yahoo and MSN has really jumped last few weeks.

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    What kind of sites are dropping. All my datafeed sites dropped over 60% last Sunday. Google is changing things. I think datafeed sites and maybe all affiliates sites will be filtered out by Google. Yahoo and MSN are improving a little bit.

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    Its not datafeed sites. The site that I have the most datafeeds on is the only one that didn't get hit

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    "I think datafeed sites and maybe all affiliates sites will be filtered out by Google." Again, no.

    Maybe its just our turn, maybe other affiliates are getting more Google traffic. Could be an algo change. Could be people are starting to use other SE's. Could be lots of things.

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    The odd thing is that my SERPs still look OK. Odd.
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    My biggest impacted site is the content rich, hand-crafted work of art.

    Maybe it's the St Patrick's day celebrations??
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    I was checking everything out last nite, pages are still there, did some random searches and i still come up. Does seem a little odd. Maybe people are starting to search elsewhere? It's one of the reasons i think Google will become a full fledged portal within the year ala Yahoo and MSN. Just relying purely on their search which got them to this point, just ain't going to do it anymore. They can still have their search but offer a little more. They do have GoogleMail and GoogleChat already register, blogger, news, ipo coming up etc.

    I am open for any bets, Google portal by this time next year, any takers

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    I agree, it is an algo change, but for filtering out at least datafeed sites I think. All my datafeed sites (old and new) dropped 60-90% and none of my content sites. My pagerank is the same or was upgraded so I am not punished. This has to be algo. I don’t believe at Sunday over 60 % Google visitors started to use a different search engine. And they are still doing this, because no improvement yet. It has to be something changed at Google. I think many more will follow. Hope not by the way.

    Maybe Google is going to think like DMOZ; no sites with only affiliate links. And by filtering out affiliates, Froogle.com will be more popular.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I don’t believe at Sunday over 60 % Google visitors started to use a different search engine. And they are still doing this, because no improvement yet. It has to be something changed at Google. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I agree, google made more changes. I noticed many crap sites were downgraded, but many still persist. I still see some of those site that have relatively good ranking and all they offer is links to other sites... but I think that slowly these useless sites will go away.
    Of course, some relevant sites took the hit, as usual with any algo change. However, they do bounce back.

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    Traffic is down too for most of my web sites and I'm also thinking of an algo change on Google and Yahoo. I spent a few hours to understand what's going on and to checks all my competitors rankings and traffic on Alexa. Most of the shopping sites are down, 10 to 25%, even the big names.

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    Google will become more of a full service portal once they IPO. The almighty profit will rule their boardroom dictating this move. Crappy affiliate SE traffic manipulating schemes will start to stick out like a sore thumb as the duplicate feed clutter gets whacked. LOL ...as the tricksters see their spam and SE efforts push them to seek a part-time job at McDonalds.

    Build out some real shopper showcase pages taking great care to make sure they get bookmarked and updated weekly.
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    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

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    LOL I think I'll become a milkman or a postman or something useful.

    I have a site with unique and valuable content and it has vanished completely off the Google map.

    A couple of months ago, actually.

    The other day I had to search online for a tap (faucet) adaptor to connect a dishwasher.

    The first several pages of Google were spam and they had all pasted in Hotpoint's standard brochure blurb "Can be temporarily plumbed in using a tap adaptor (not supplied)....".

    Searching for anything you want to buy is a PAIN!

    I'm surprised anybody makes any money at this.

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    http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/22767.htm

    read message #15 by GoogleGuy, it's the last message on the page i linked too.

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    Yep, my stats for Yahoo and MSN are way up too. I don't know what they did but it sure downgraded me as far as the incidental hits. It almost like they tagged our sites so if someone types in a product it pulls differently
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    Thanks Trust, but I don't have a login to that forum and I don't really want to register there.

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    Same here. Any chance you could summarize what GG said, Trust?
    Eat Less. Move More. :cool:

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>erich17, here's a free consultation from a Googler on a Friday night when I should be hitting the sack. Try to look at your site with "fresh eyes" as a user or a competitor would see it. GoogleGuy will now step into the persona of, say, a competitor. Remember, this is a competitor checking out your site, not me.
    "
    I started at the top of the site. I see a misspelling in the first sentence ("opportunites"). I saw typos throughout the first five paragraphs ("compliments")--not inspiring confidence that this is a good resource so far. I moved on to the links below the content. The first 10-11 links I look at are all affiliate links. Where is the original content? Where are the articles that explain the industry you're in, how to get started, what the basic things that you need to know if you want to work at home? This site primarily looks like just a thin page with affiliate links so far.

    Ah, finally a static link. Click on it... wait a minute! This content looks just like the last domain that I was on! Page down to the bottom and there's more sites, all evidently by the same person. Okay, so now we're looking at similar/repeated content on multiple domains. That's pretty juicy.

    And I haven't even checked out the links yet. Ugh. Tons of links pages. Hey look, from this one links page, I can buy generic viagra, vicodin, consolidate my debts, get a premium diet patch, and hire an SEO! And that's only one links page--there's five more here. Hmm.. should I submit a spam report now, or try to dig through backlinks? It's a little time-consuming, but I'll give it a whirl. Hmm, an awful lot of the backlinks all come from pages with an identical path, almost as if they had the exact same filename. Let's check one out. Ouch! L***E******? What is this, some sort of auto-build-link-popularity program? Let's check out the url--whoa. "Skyrocket your Sales and Profits"? Does anybody believe this link popularity program would actually work? Well, I can't prove that this site participated in it by choice, but I'll mention it in my spam report for Google to check out.

    Wait, here's the link for the articles. I missed it because it was sandwiched between the affiliate links and the link exchanges. Click, okay, looks like here's the actual content. Ah, here's an article about how to rank well on Google. I'll check that one out. Hey, what the? "James Lewin, IDG News Service"?!? You mean they took someone else's article and just put it on his site instead of writing his own article? Wonder if they got permission. Let's take the first sentence and search for it on Google. Yup, looks like that article is just completely copied. And look: another one of this guy's sites copied the same article. Ooh, the message says that some duplicates were filtered, so click on that.. zowie. Not one, not two, but three copies of the same article grabbed from another source and put up on three completely different domains. I think I've got enough here to send off the spam report now..."

    Okay, this is GoogleGuy again. I don't know if your site has gotten spam complaints against it or whether it has any penalties, but hopefully you can see where it might. My advice is to add more original content, lay off the heavy link exchanging, if you're using an automated program for linkpop then stop, reduce the amount of affiliate links, stop copying other people's articles (unless the authors gave you permission, of course), and stop doing all this on multiple domains. If you think you have a penalty, I'd start with that. When you're ready, email to webmaster [at] google.com with the subject line "reinclusion request" and include a lot of detail about what you think might have been wrong and and what you've been working on to make the site be high-quality.

    Okay, I'm heading to bed. My parents leave tomorrow, so I'm hoping to have a little more WebmasterWorld time this weekend. Take it easy, everybody.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Interesting comment about the "affiliate links". Maybe it's time to mask 'em.
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    Well, none of that applies to my site I mentioned, except maybe it has penalties for some reason.

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    The 'fresh eyes' theory... ummm
    I've come across sites in the past couple of days with nothing but 20 words of copy, 'a' banner ad,no redirects,nothing and the banner had even expired and they're up there.

    It's not all aff sites that are getting hit, merchants are also feeling the brunt of google's sting.

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    Mine is a content site.

    OK, it contains affiliate links.

    Practically all I see in Google is spam.

    OK, time to stop moaning about Google, they are fighting a losing battle.

    Maybe PPC is the way to go? I've always steered clear of it, afraid to lose more than I make.

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