HELP: New Theme Yesterday, 1st Page Rankings Today

by lovboa Banned
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I have a little dilemma today.

Last night, I played around with a new theme. My theme used to be this really simple white theme that looked too much like an adsense theme.

Last night, I decided to change it just for fun and I changed it to a free really nice looking theme that makes the web page look like a notebook.

Anyways, I woke up today and my site is on the first page of Google for my main keyword that I have been working on for a looong time. Moved up from spot 13 to 8.

Some things about my site:
-It is 1 year old
-It's an authority site that is naturally linked to by colleges and universities
-It was not affected by Penguin
-After Penguin, I stopped link building completely

Now, I checked the cached version on Google for a bunch of searches, and it says that the last time it was crawled is May 11. It is still showing the old theme.

Should I change the theme back? Most of the html and css are same with the new theme and the old theme...like the h1,h2 tags, etc..
The only big difference should be load speed..slightly. Since the new theme is more visually appealing, it has like a notebook as its background.

EDIT: IT'S NOT PERSONALIZED RESULTS

Thanks everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    No I wouldn't change it back. You updated the theme and the serp increased.

    Coincidence? Maybe, but I highly doubt it.
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    • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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      Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

      No I wouldn't change it back. You updated the theme and the serp increased.

      Coincidence? Maybe, but I highly doubt it.
      Thanks.

      But what I'm wondering about is the cached page on Google.
      It's still showing the old theme and it shows that it was last crawled on May 11.
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      • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
        Originally Posted by lovboa View Post

        Thanks.

        But what I'm wondering about is the cached page on Google.
        It's still showing the old theme and it shows that it was last crawled on May 11.
        Don't mess with a good thing!
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        • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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          Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

          Don't mess with a good thing!
          lol I know!

          If the cached version shows the old theme and the last crawl date of May 11,
          I don't want to mess with a good thing by changing the theme like I did last night.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rndmals
    Make sure you are not showing personalized results.
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    • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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      Originally Posted by Rndmals View Post

      Make sure you are not showing personalized results.
      Yeah, I'm not showing personalized results
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  • Profile picture of the author yellowtaxi
    google might be showing you personalized search results.
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