Penguin Movement in the SERPS Today?

by The Oilman 14 replies
Maybe I am a bit insane, but I feel maybe there is a little jolt today?

My main site is kinda moving around a bit today, mostly downwards.

But I do not see anything too weird here: MozCast - The Google Algorithm Weather Report

One thing I did was create a Google Plus page that points at my site. I wonder if this is G's way of identifying businesses and maybe I took a bit of a dive becuase of that? Since google doesn't' want to rank businesses?

(OK that is a bit of a longshot but I am in a pessimistic mood with G today)
#search engine optimization #movement #penguin #serps #today
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  • Profile picture of the author Nelapsi
    Actually funny you should bring this up, I had a few pages get jolted as well this morning.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by The Oilman View Post

    Since google doesn't' want to rank businesses?
    Since when does Google not want to rank businesses? Where did you come up with that?

    As for your site bouncing around, it is nearly impossible to track Google updates based on one site and its keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Oilman
    Mike my friend -

    That was a very pessimistic statement of mine that I sometimes believe, sometimes don't. I sort of posted it to create a reaction. But yes there is a small chance that they do not love commercial results in the top ten.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzanneH
    There has been some talk about SERP crowding and shrinkage (Google showing 7 results per page and not 10):

    SERP Crowding & Shrinkage: It's Not Your Imagination | SEOmoz

    Maybe that's what you're seeing?

    Suzanne
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  • Profile picture of the author The Oilman
    Oh interesting. Thank you Suzanne.
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    Threads like this pop up almost daily. Google is doing a great job keeping web masters paranoid and on edge. Lol
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  • Profile picture of the author The Oilman
    Yeah.. I am really paranoid about their new updates that Matt Butts warned about.
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    • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
      Originally Posted by The Oilman View Post

      Yeah.. I am really paranoid about their new updates that Matt Butts warned about.
      Intimidation is their tool right now. I don't like the direction of Google but they aren't the only traffic source online. If their intentions is weeding out free results to bring in paid results, then Google is doomed.

      Google and Wikipedia were already banned in schools and colleges once, that will happen again if the top ranked sites are amazon, ehow, answers, and payers for those top spots.

      I think Bing and Yahoo are stepping back and learning what 'not' to do.
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      • Profile picture of the author Nelapsi
        Originally Posted by gearmonkey View Post

        I think Bing and Yahoo are stepping back and learning what 'not' to do.
        I think Bing and Yahoo have been demonstrating what not to do for quite a while now.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by The Oilman View Post

      Yeah.. I am really paranoid about their new updates that Matt Butts warned about.
      Why are you letting google control your life? I could care less.
      I don't do things for google. I do things for my sites, my visitors,
      my bottomline, my family, my....gee....I sound like I'm giving
      the same advice that google does!

      If you're paranoid about google and matt cutts, man, you need a life.

      Ditto for every other penguin thread here.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Why are you letting google control your life? I could care less.
        I don't do things for google. I do things for my sites, my visitors,
        my bottomline, my family, my....gee....I sound like I'm giving
        the same advice that google does!

        If you're paranoid about google and matt cutts, man, you need a life.

        Ditto for every other penguin thread here.

        Paul
        I switched gears lately (you've seen that thread I started) and have stuck to the same mindset as yours. It's freaking great.
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    my traffic up
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  • Profile picture of the author ilee
    Now that you've mentioned, I checked some of them and bizarrely most of the ones I checked have gone up in the google.com and down in the google.co.uk.

    One site even got to first spot in .com but no where in the top 10 pages in .co.uk
    Can't complain though
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzanneH
    Oilman, you weren't crazy. Google just confirmed a Panda refresh: https://twitter.com/google/status/238316733197328384

    Google Panda Refresh On August 19th: Version 3.9.1

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