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Re: Significant Google Algo Update
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2011, 06:20:09 PM »
This from the comments of Christ Knight's article on EZA blog

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Chris,

Can you explain what you mean in the second to last bullet about the no-follow attribute? Does this mean that the links in the author bio wonít be noted by Google and therefore wonít help with search engine ranking?

If so, Iím wondering why you would make that change. Those links are a major reason why many of us choose to publish articles here.

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Christopher M. Knight writes:

Susan,

My gut feeling is that those links have carried no real value in at least 2-3 years now.

And in another comment, Christ knight says
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Without the search engines trusting us and our membersí content, there is not much else to talk about since the search engines represent an important HALF of our traffic.

I would have guessed 80-90%

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Re: Significant Google Algo Update
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2011, 06:34:28 PM »
thesaint in your post February 27, 2011, 06:49:27 PM you quoted your previous post stating that you were taking adsense off then you said you had noticed the jump after taking no action.  Not sure what you mean.  Did you take the adsense off or did you get the jump with the adsense still on?

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Re: Significant Google Algo Update
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2011, 07:46:57 PM »
thesaint in your post February 27, 2011, 06:49:27 PM you quoted your previous post stating that you were taking adsense off then you said you had noticed the jump after taking no action.  Not sure what you mean.  Did you take the adsense off or did you get the jump with the adsense still on?

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Sorry.  I got the jump with adsense still on the sites.


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Re: Significant Google Algo Update
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2011, 09:43:17 PM »
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The rel=ĒNOFOLLOWĒ attribute will be added to all links on all articles very soon. Currently, itís included in the article body of any links but now itíll also be included in the resource box. Updated 7:30am CST Sunday: Iím less certain this move will change anything, so for the sake of this discussion, letís remove it from the table. I will comment further below.

Seems like he realized he was about to shoot his own foot off.

He seems like a regular knee-jerk kid of guy.

As the saying has it, "a closed mouth gathers no feet"

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Re: Significant Google Algo Update
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2011, 12:04:43 AM »
I had a good laugh when I read what they were saying about not allowing spun articles (and suggesting they hand review to stop it) - then saw the first 3 articles on their homepage were clearly spun!


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Re: Significant Google Algo Update
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2011, 09:03:12 AM »
just reading a roundup post from SEL, repeats much of the commentary which has been made elsewhere but some interesting stuff in the comments re the reliability of the data and impact it's actually had on them.

http://searchengineland.com/who-lost-in-googles-farmer-algorithm-change-66173

several people listed in the sistrix data are commenting towards the bottom.

I assume the Quora link is an example of dry humour from Danny :)


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Re: Significant Google Algo Update
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2011, 08:47:21 AM »
Mahalo Reduces Headcount by 10% After Google Algo Change

Itís hard not to be disappointed since weíve been spending millions of dollars on producing highly professional content.

Jason told me numerous times he didnít care about Google because he was going to build loyal users who would just come directly to Mahalo

Read more: http://www.centernetworks.com/mahalo-reduces-headcount-google-algo-change#ixzz1FQjDCECq


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Re: Significant Google Algo Update
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2011, 03:31:35 PM »
This whole things is almost funny.

I had an EzineArticles article go livet just as this was happening. I gave it a very unique title that would return zero results before I published it. Now it sits there at #3, along with 42 other results from scraper sites. It's a decent original article and it gets outranked by sites that scrape the first 100 words and then plasters the page with Adsense.

Meanwhile, traffic on my other sites is universally up except for the one that has no real content.

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Re: Significant Google Algo Update
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2011, 07:27:36 PM »
>Demand Media: "at this point in time, we havenít seen a material net impact on our Content & Media business."

" by mid-April, with the full suite of Panda updates in place, Demand was feeling the pain. As of April 16, it accounted for only 0.34 percent of Googleís downstream, a 40 percent decline from the start of 2011.

Some individual Demand sites are doing even worse than that, with Answerbag, a questions-and-answers site, being the hardest hit. Its Google referrals are down 80 percent. Meanwhile, eHow, Demandís largest and most important site by far, is down 29 percent; it now accounts for 0.29 percent of Googleís downstream."

"Other content farms have taken it on the chin as well. Mahaloís Google traffic is down 78 percent, Associate Contentís is down 61 percent and Examiner.com is down 51 percent."

http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffbercovici/2011/04/25/google-traffic-to-demand-media-sites-down-40-percent/

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Re: Significant Google Algo Update
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2011, 08:07:01 PM »
Aaron has just tweeted this http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/05/google%E2%80%99s-panda-update-cripples-open-publishing-competition/

A pissed off HubPages CEO takes a swing at YouTube & G.