[thelist] Google

Raditha Dissanayake jabber at raditha.com
Mon Jan 26 09:27:05 CST 2004


I am in the same band wagon as Sam , Russ and Trisha. But i agree 100% 
with tony. No one should put all their eggs in one basket. And google 
has brought all of us too much business for us to say anything bad of 
them. That would be biting the hand that feeds us.

We were #2 for SFTP a little while back. We were on the first page for 
most related queries. now we are no where for most of them. 
Interestingly some of our other rankings still hold.  So we are keeping 
our fingures crossed and temporarily increasing our spending on adwords.

Tony Grimes wrote:

>This happens every month when Google refreshes their index (lovingly
>referred to as the Google Dance). Normally, Google makes subtle changes to
>their algorithms, but it's true that the changes have been more drastic in
>the past few months.
>If your site dropped out with the last update, be patient. Give it at least
>until next month's update before you begin making changes to your site.
>Assuming you're not cheating, your rankings should eventually return to near
>normal once Google has had a chance to evaluate their changes.
>On 1/25/04 8:13 PM, "Russ" <russ at unrealisticexpectations.com> wrote:
>>I don't have an answer, but I can add a "me, too" to that; I checked a
>>lot of listings last night for a particular site, and not 8 hours later
>>they were completely gone--and far away from what they used to be.
>>Seems very similar to what happened in November, if I recall correctly,
>>and this ought to make for some interesting times if they're going to
>>keep up with this pattern of massive changes.
>>>Last night they lost almost everything and are not even in
>>>the top 100 (none
>>>of the area competitors are there either, though)
>>>We have heard news about google changing its algorithm but i
>>>was wondering
>>>if anyone knew anything more solid.

Raditha Dissanayake.
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