August 29th Big Rank Movement Today - Google update?

by kiliki
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I run about 50 various keywords ranking reports daily and normally see small movements on a handful of words daily. Today, there was a lot of movement on more words than usual and larger fluctuations as well. Anyone else see this pattern today? Has anyone heard any news that Google has put out a new update?:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    I see some shifting but nothing huge, some kw's dropped 1 or 2 spots, others climbed 1 or 2 spots. Noting unusual really, just the daily variation.
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  • Profile picture of the author ilee
    I didn't notice any notable changes either, same as nik0, some up some down but not much
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  • Profile picture of the author snydie22
    I've noticed quite a bit of movement in the KWs I track. Several competitors have fallen completely out and others have moved up. I found this article on webpronews.com:

    www[dot]webpronews[dot]com/webmasters-suspect-a-significant-google-algorithm-update-just-happened-2012-08

    Sorry, I don't have enough posts to include a link.
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    • Profile picture of the author kiliki
      Originally Posted by snydie22 View Post

      I've noticed quite a bit of movement in the KWs I track. Several competitors have fallen completely out and others have moved up. I found this article on webpronews.com:

      www[dot]webpronews[dot]com/webmasters-suspect-a-significant-google-algorithm-update-just-happened-2012-08

      Sorry, I don't have enough posts to include a link.
      Thanks for the replay. Today (30th) definitely verified something's changed. One of my main keywords dropped 4 pages back, and others shifted up and down where they normally don't move much. I suspect we'll hear a lot news soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nelapsi
    You will probably notice GWT also applied links that were indexed by them as well, just normal business.
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  • Profile picture of the author StewartJ
    I am tracking over 200 keywords across different domains and I am seeing some shifting but nothing out of the ordinary to suspect a "major" algo change
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  • Profile picture of the author DNAWRealm
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    Seemed to have lost ALOT of google images based traffic today.. Seems odd
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    • Profile picture of the author kiliki
      Originally Posted by DNAWRealm View Post

      Seemed to have lost ALOT of google images based traffic today.. Seems odd
      interesting, I hadn't looked at that yet. Thanks for the heads up!
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Webpronews sucks. They probably based that article on this thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author kiliki
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Webpronews sucks. They probably based that article on this thread.
      Hahaha ..Sorry, that's funny! :p
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    • Profile picture of the author DeskCoder
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Webpronews sucks. They probably based that article on this thread.
      That's what I was thinking. If there was a news article for every one of these threads that got started ... damn!

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  • Profile picture of the author Samung19
    No ranking change for me, although I heard an adjustment was coming.
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  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    I checked my site. I am still on 2nd sweet spot.

    No prob for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author IprovideSEO
    Hey Kiliki,

    I posted about this too and just got hate, but yes one of my websites that I track had a HUGE decline in over 40 keywords that were all ranking from #2-37 spot and went completely off the map. Haven't received an email from Google about a spam review or anything so I don't know what could have happened.

    I do the same linkbuilding for all of my websites and diversify the anchor text so that the natural URL is first and the brand name is 2nd most widely used anchor text. Heck even "Click Here" is the 3rd most used anchor text, so I have no idea what happened with the rankings.

    Hopefully they come back next week and no one else experiences this much decline
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    • Profile picture of the author kiliki
      Originally Posted by IprovideSEO View Post

      Hey Kiliki,

      I posted about this too and just got hate, but yes one of my websites that I track had a HUGE decline in over 40 keywords that were all ranking from #2-37 spot and went completely off the map. Haven't received an email from Google about a spam review or anything so I don't know what could have happened.

      I do the same linkbuilding for all of my websites and diversify the anchor text so that the natural URL is first and the brand name is 2nd most widely used anchor text. Heck even "Click Here" is the 3rd most used anchor text, so I have no idea what happened with the rankings.

      Hopefully they come back next week and no one else experiences this much decline

      Thanks for the info. Someone posted in this thread to look into removing sitewide links. I think that could be one of my problems. The update must have been something very specific. I've asked this same question on more than 1 seo forum and enough people saw big enough shifts that indicate there was something updated. I wonder if Google is not mentioning anything about it specifically because it was a super targeted update and an easy tweak that SEO's could fix quickly? Out of 40-50 main keywords I optimize, only 1 was hit hard. Unfortunately it was the one I was working hardest on. Now that I think about it, my desperation to rank that keyterm may have clouded my judgement as to what was white hat or gray hat...
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I have seen a bit of movement over the last few days all in the right direction though :-)

    Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author WraithSarko
    yes, HUGE movement yesterday...it must have been the Taco Bell
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  • Profile picture of the author daksh
    Yes you right on 29th august Google places ranking a little bit had been changed but on 1st September Google place ranking a lot of keyword have been changed. My mostly business keyword has been down. And which keywords had been facing problem today that keyword are on top position on Google places. My keyword is”urgent care Las Vegas”(url is 1worldmedicine.com)was on 3 positions on Google place but now it is found on 12 positions on Google places. And also one of my keyword “dental care Las Vegas” were not found today but today it is on 1 position on Google places I don’t understand what the Google has updated. I am dam sure that something has been updated on Google places world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peep
    I noticed increase of visitors from "G" image search on a few of my sites for that same time period.
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    • Profile picture of the author karismasand
      Hi,

      On 8/28/2012on of my site that rank with about 17 keywords in page 1 or 2 was hit by a G update. 16 Keyword was send on page 400+ and just 1 keyword remain on the first page.

      After i remove some links and change the anchors to other the site come back on 9/02.2012.

      Tips: remove all Site Wide Links

      Good Luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author daksh
        thanx for the sharing nice stuff...
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      • Profile picture of the author daksh
        Originally Posted by karismasand View Post

        Hi,

        On 8/28/2012on of my site that rank with about 17 keywords in page 1 or 2 was hit by a G update. 16 Keyword was send on page 400+ and just 1 keyword remain on the first page.

        After i remove some links and change the anchors to other the site come back on 9/02.2012.

        Tips: remove all Site Wide Links

        Good Luck!
        thanx for the sharing nice stuff
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      • Profile picture of the author kiliki
        Originally Posted by karismasand View Post

        Hi,

        On 8/28/2012on of my site that rank with about 17 keywords in page 1 or 2 was hit by a G update. 16 Keyword was send on page 400+ and just 1 keyword remain on the first page.

        After i remove some links and change the anchors to other the site come back on 9/02.2012.

        Tips: remove all Site Wide Links

        Good Luck!
        Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely try that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vivers
    I did have some big moves but not sure why until you mentioned/ questioned this?
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  • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
    Noticed a change also, mainly positive. By trying to figure out what caused the change, I could tell it's probably about content.
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  • Profile picture of the author SerenaGomez
    No, I didn't experience any major change.
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  • Profile picture of the author estz
    Have noticed an update but its just a bog standard update. I find these type of threads funny because the people who tend to post about loosing rank etc are obviously using very spammy techniques, I actually look forward to google algo updates and changes purely because I know I'm only going to move upwards.

    Just make sure you aren't doing anything spammy and trying to cheat the system and you will be fine!
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    • Profile picture of the author kiliki
      Originally Posted by estz View Post

      Have noticed an update but its just a bog standard update. I find these type of threads funny because the people who tend to post about loosing rank etc are obviously using very spammy techniques, I actually look forward to google algo updates and changes purely because I know I'm only going to move upwards.

      Just make sure you aren't doing anything spammy and trying to cheat the system and you will be fine!
      I will definitely stay away from anything even considered Gray Hat (Since even the color Gray contains a little bit of black in it). I personally am not doing anything spammy, but I am taking over doing SEO work for another team that used to buy a ton of links and got slammed hard by panda and penguin originally. I thought I was on the right track to recovery, but I guess there's more for me to look into.
      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheBlueWizard
    Definitely saw this as well for a great deal of my sites. All positive movement as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Are site wide links only links which link out to external sites from every page on your site or are inner links also counted? For example, if you link to your homepage URL from every post on your post is that considered as not good post Penguin.
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