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This result is given to me when searching for website, i really think this is a funny thing here with the box lowered to the middle, the quite unrelated result wich is on number one?
I bet this is not what it's supposed to be..
Sometimes top google results earn additional Links
More and more Google searches are turning up results in which the top result offers additional site links beyond the main URL. The new style of results don't show up for every search. So far, in searches I've done, they are most likely to show provided the website doesn't have an immediate redirect or a page made entirely of Flash elements as well as larger, more competitive keywords. The new links are pulled directly from the front page of the site, either from anchor text, link titles, or ALT tag text.
Now that the .eu domains have been divided and i have gotten a few worthy domainnames, i decided to check the popularity of these domains. Therefore i wrote a simple counter scripts wich just looks for a domainname and counts the hits for that name. Very simple an easy. And to make it all visible at a glance i created a page where, i could see all domains with their hits on one page.
What do i see when first looking at my newly created overview page.... Is see my domains as well as some other domainnames(eg .ua domains). What can we tell about that.. Well i can make a pretty strong guess about it, how about cloacking. See, a very handy trick to gain page rank could be to cloack your domain over some one elses site. When someone is selling their domain to some ingorant fool who doesn't know about domain cloacking and how this is going to be punished by G they can be misleaded to buy a domain with forged pr and content.
I really hate and detest this kind of practice, especially when someone i don't know and without my permission tries to cloack my site. I could have had presumptions about this before but I never got the chance to find out for sure. See the start of the seo categorie. The fist thing i suspected after all the problems begun, was that someone copied my content, i posted in the groups , e-mailed, google , etc.(you have read it already).
At that time i had really no idea how to prevent these kind of actions or how to find duplicate content with ease. Accidentaly i have now created some scripts that can do the trick!
Someone is really going to be punished!
Yesterday night i checked the rankings again and found out that i dropped one place. Where i was #10 i became #11. But today G rated me number three on the server wich has updated their index to resemble my current title. I can expect to rise also on the other servers when they're updated This is the server with the most current index
Yesterday i have added a full path to the stylesheet, and i removed the new products from the front page. As we can see the results aren't that good . But there's one point to mention, i used my **********meta* * * * * * * * * * tags for one of my other sites. At the moment this site has entered the rankings for the same keyword and i think it replaced my site on the ranking positions measured earlier
h1 till h6 tags
I couldn't stop..I just added the tags in the title of the page. I 'm really not sure if this will work. But I'm up for a little experimenting, I'll check back later. I must because these tags aren't specified in the stylesheet, so when using differend text sizes you could really hurt your eyes when watching my website.
I've let it rest now for a few days (6) and focussed on other matters that needed my attention. We'll do a recheck of the serp.
There is a new spam site which has arisen all of a sudden. This website is now number one on the com version (i think this will be the beginners push, or it's using spammy tactics)
I can see the no-cache function seems to work right now. But maybe that's because i added the googlebot no-cache **********meta* * * * * * * * * * tag. On yahoo there's still a cache visible.. Maybe the position of these http-equiv tags has to be different.
I shall wait for a few days and then check again the serps. Afterwards I'll try to remove the categories and find out if that will help.
For my products, i am still unable to rank well for the keywords i want. Should i turn my head to forum and blog spamming i wonder.. That seems to work when rel nofollow isn't active and it gives better rankings. I'll restrain myself and keep playing it the fair way.
In short: I've dropped more in serp , but overall, i maintain a nice position, it's better to be in the middle everywhere, than on top in one place and at the bottom in another place. The results aren't worse than last time. I cannot explain the drop from #2 to #5, but last time i checked there was a drop from #2 to #7. So i have the feeling it's looking better right now. We'll have to check the stability for a while before trying anything else.
I can focus my attention to other websites.
I will keep track of g's ipnumbers, the search result are fluctuating still, i believe maybe i am looking at different servers when i found mysite shifted in position. From now on i will check ipnumber , cache and time. I'll make a note of it for the record and to make my life easier
There is a lot of changing going on in the ranking position , but this time i am doing anything. Strange these fluctuations, i cannot get a grip on what is an important factor. I must keep my changes to a low level one change a day will give me more insight about the behavior of G.
Today i am again on #5, there has arised another website wich is in my control on page one. The strange thing is, when i analysed other website, the keyword on wich they rank, isn't even found or only once or twice, that means my keyword density is larger but position is lower.
The pagerank of those pages equals or is lower than mine.
I get the idea that title is still of heavy relevancy; i think changing title will lead to higher or lower positions.
I see the positions for the other websites changing also at a daily rate..note to myself .
I must check the ipnumber from wich i search to find out if i have got an index from a other server. Is this a google dance? I am not sure..
First I added more **********meta* * * * * * * * * * tags, added no cache, language and reenabled pic rating tag, enabled the categories , improved description and keyword.
Yesterdey on page one place 5 before the *********meta* * * * * * * * * tag change, today i dropped few places to the bottom of the page. Also found out that the no cache had no effect, i was still able to browse the cache
Today on page one nr 3 after last modification, today rated pictures at icra and safe surf. Acquired more inbound links. Made some more modifications to **********meta* * * * * * * * * * tags added imag toolbar changed position of **********meta* * * * * * * * * * tags .
No-cache function didn't work, i could still see the cache.
Yesterday i was on page 1 number 7 after modifying **********meta* * * * * * * * * * tags added nocache,
The day before i was rank #5. after enabling categories and modifying title and descrption
Reading and reading
I have read this thread here, and i can recommend anybody with the same problems to do the same, http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.support.general/ browse_thread/thread/00c0106013918ff1/0a1398a514f87ecb
It was something similar that i experienced , this example was almost a
And it's still good to learn from others. It was very humorous to read,
and actually soothed my mind...for a little while.
I went to bed after reading it(because it is very long) and taught;
well there are so much more search engines than google so why bother
almost only about google?
I never wonder what my ranks are on msn or yahoo , i also get a lot of
visitors from there, overture, altavista, startpagina are also used
commonly, and so on.
But i have the answer, personally i like google better, i think more
people use google than another search engine.
And actually I have, in some way, made google my measure stick for how
good i am doing on the internet.(Besides people of course)
And yes i defenately know for sure now, that google made some changes
these last weeks.
Thanks to reading these groups and thanks to matt cutts , who is
posting a lot of usefull info about google.
But now i have to follow along with google's newest algos, and do
everything i can to get back were is was....the only problem is the few
sites above me are sites like ebay, marktplaats, and they are hard to
beat, even for my main keyword.
For all other keywords i Ã¡m still not being found at all.
I have changed a lot and showed google the sitemaps and i already found another
error in my sitemaps, fixed the error (let's say 10.0000 products deleted).
And offered the sitemaps to google again.
I see it know happening to other sites! I think the domain name isn't a
worthy keyword anymore, yesterday another site was nr1 for his domain name
keyword, but today he's on page 2 (at the bottom).
And guess who's on top of the game, well like i said, the milion dollar free
advertisement companies like Ebay other smaller, advertising boards and
blogs and forums,( i didn't bother to go past page 4)
No i think i just will have to wait for a while, and certainly must not
change a lot to my website , google must feel this coming back to them
because crappy search result drives google users away.
I have the feeling the only ones laughing at the moment are; the seo
companies, the blackhat seo users, the few lucky bastards wich slipped
trough the net and of course other search engines who see their visitor
Yeah! I will just sit this one out for sure, unless something is really
being turned over again, i only have to wait for google to bite her own
hand. If they don't like me or like to fuck up their algos, it's ok with me.
I have decided that i leave google for what it is( momentarily let's
say one month) and focus on other search engines wich are still working
with me, instead of against me.
Back on one
Last night i was back on page 1 nr 6. For my domain name keyword, but
for all other keywords i was miles away from nr1.
At work i found myself still on the bad spot of page 3 nr 6 at google
I have found out that from all 10.000 pages that were indexed once ,
there are now only 890.
I see different results with the " link: search", i know there are a lot
of sites that link to mine but they don't show up anymore.
There must be something going on..
I am trying to find out what is happening to my website.
First I experienced a fluctuation in page rank.
Second my index page dropped to page 3 which has always been on nr1 / page 1
Then I noticed a drop to almost oblivion for keywords I used to rank
nr1 for almost a whole year. And these are not high class keywords but keywords that were only used by crappy sites with mediocre search results
These keywords pointed to related pages so not to the index, but a
valuable page for that keyword and thus in my opinion a valuable search result for someone using google.
I have never used blackhat seo techniques, though i know a lot of them.
(Even though some of my competition is using them)
I have always been honest and truthful when it comes to google.
I have always been straightforward to google and helped where i can .
(Beta testing if and where they want me to)
I have followed the google guidelines for webpages as good as i could do.
I had a steady and stable position for a whole year for my main website.
But just before the starting of 2006 the misery started.
Know i have been been busy almost seven days around the clock trying to
figure out what's going on, i have emailed google but till today no
answer got back to me, i have been reading through posts in these
groups, i have posted myself, i have posted and read other foums, i
have read articles concerning google, i have browsed through the
results , I have been analyzing my competition, i have been analyzing
my backlinks and my competition back links, i have added my website to
a lot of other websites since then just to accumulate more backlinks.
I have been optimizing my website more than ever since these few days
because is still feel i am responsible for what is happening to my
website, in short i do everything i can do to get back to where i was
(and i am still not following the blackhat-SEO, even though i get
tempted a LOT these days).
I really feel like i am being punished for doing something wrong, while
i haven't, at least not to my knowledge.
I read more about google in seven days than i have been my whole life.
A lot of people are saying this is normal and has to do something with
synching servers from google, or changing algorithms, or anything else.
But why can i get not past the idea that i am the only one in the
results who's being dropped like a stone (at least for the keywords i am
checking and i am certain i was the nr1).
I would like to know who has experienced the same things in the past
And was your site nr1 for a specific keyword?
Did you drop like a stone for this keyword?
Have you been changing anything?
Has google been changing anything?
Please no reassuring answers that this is all normal and there's
nothing to worry, because i do worry, i worry myself sick these days!
I want to know am i the only one or are there more people and if so
feel free to post your troubles here!
MSFT buys US Government
REDMOND, Wash. - Oct. 30, 1997 -- In direct response to accusations made by the Department of Justice, the Microsoft Corp. announced today that it will be acquiring the federal government of the United States of America for an undisclosed sum. "It's actually a logical extension of our planned growth", said Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, "It really is going to be a positive arrangement for everyone".Microsoft representatives held a briefing in the oval office of the White House with U.S. President Bill Clinton, and assured members of the press that changes will be "minimal". The United States will be managed as a wholly owned division of Microsoft. An initial public offering is planned for July of next year, and the federal government is expected to be profitable by "Q4 1999 at latest", according to Microsoft president Steve Ballmer.In a related announcement, Bill Clinton stated that he had "willingly and enthusiastically" accepted a position as a vice president with Microsoft, and will continue to manage the United States government, reporting directly to Bill Gates. When asked how it felt to give up the mantle of executive authority to Gates, Clinton smiled and referred to it as "a relief". He went on to say that Gates has a "proven track record", and that U.S. citizens should offer Gates their "full support and confidence". Clinton will reportedly be earning several times the $200,000 annually he has earned as U.S. president, in his new role at Microsoft.Gates dismissed a suggestion that the U.S. Capitol be moved to Redmond as "silly", though he did say that he would make executive decisions for the U.S. government from his existing office at Microsoft headquarters. Gates went on to say that the House and Senate would "of course" be abolished. "Microsoft isn't a democracy", he observed, "and look how well we're doing". When asked if the rumored attendant acquisition of Canada was proceeding, Gates said, "We don't deny that discussions are taking place".Microsoft representatives closed the conference by stating that United States citizens will be able to expect lower taxes, increases in government services and discounts on all Microsoft products. About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers, and democratic government. The company offers a wide range of products and services for public, business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing and free society every day. About the United States Founded in 1789, the United States of America is the most successful nation in the history of the world, and has been a beacon of democracy and opportunity for over 200 years. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the United States is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation.