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Did you get slapped by Google earlier this week? Matt Cutts says it was a bug.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gr1ml0ck, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. gr1ml0ck

    gr1ml0ck Newbie

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    I don't know if this is the truth or if Google was testing their forthcoming "over-optimization" algo update, but for what it's worth, Matt Cutts addressed the recent Google change that caused a lot of high-ranking sites to fall out of the SERPs:

    I'm not sure if I buy that. Has anyone that was affected by Sunday/Monday's Google update seen their sites bounce back?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Tommybee

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    Yes... and that would explain it (I guess). Had two sites that disappeared and came back to their rightful positions.
     
  3. aakon7

    aakon7 Regular Member

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    Wow, none of our sites were affected but if they did I would be p1ssed. I'm not a lawyer but I am pretty sure Google can be sued for that, since they directly screwed up and cost others money. This mistake could actually get a leg up in court.
     
  4. Fwiffo

    Fwiffo Power Member

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    lol, right, go ahead and sue google for failing to give your crappy MFA site consistent free advertising...
     
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  5. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    thats obvious.

    For your future reference - google just runs a site that index's what webpages it chooses in the order it chooses for people who choose to use it. If you don't like it's results you can choose not to use it.
     
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  6. geargrinder

    geargrinder Newbie

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    I had some of my sites disappear and now they are back.

    This is hilarious. SEO is a myth. Google does whatever the f*** they want.

    "Matt Cutts on his G+ page:
    I saw a recent post where several sites were asking about their search rankings. The short explanation is that it turns out that our classifier for parked domains was reading from a couple files which mistakenly were empty. As a result, we classified some sites as parked when they weren't.

    I apologize for this; it looks like the issue is fixed now, and we'll look into how to prevent this from happening again."

    HAHAHAHAHA We hire only the smartest people from the best schools and for several days our SERPS were messed up because of a couple of blank files. Google Rules!
     
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    azguru Elite Member

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    Yep, Ive had sites dropping out of the top 100 for certain keywords, but they are coming back now.
     
  8. T2tkid

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    I have a website that was de-index, now it is back.But not in the top 1000 for my keyword. I was #5
     
  9. webmasterbd

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    Its really fucking hilarious!Hey can someone please tell Google they should try to fix their flaws first before making anyone elese paying for their mistakes,wish there's a way to sue that SOAB !
     
  10. mrtwister_65

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    Here is a name for it - An Abuse of Trust
     
  11. win292

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    A bug??that is interesting. So what we gonna do? Wait till big g fix the bug? Or if it is not a bug?
     
  12. 0_inspiration

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    Isn't that line of argument is flawed? You can't ignore a monopoly, especially one which has been shown to abuse it's position. Get enough European firms to file an official complaint and I think you could get a settlement for loss of earnings within the EU.

    I do wonder if the explination is the whole truth as well, I don't know about everyone else, but Googles results have been absolute trash for me since Febuary, seems to me major steps need to be taken to sort it out, but they algo is such a huge, monolithic mess by this point that even simple changes have gotta be a nightmare to implement.
     
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  13. 67731

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    LOL They should fuck up a little more often like that, I have a site the doubled in traffic at the beginning of the week.
     
  14. dotcum

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    Well I say let the bug stay cause I got an increase in traffic and earnings. Bug on!!!
     
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    Yea, there WAS a bug found and fixed, but that wasn't the root cause of why the serps hiccuped the way they did. Misleading explanation at its best..its always about what they don't say, as opposed at what they do say.
     
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    i don't think it's a bug ! they testing new update and want to see webmasters reaction ........
     
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    I wonder if those "empty files" were known parking service DNS servers and known parking service webhosts?
     
  18. JanaSEO

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    Well now tha
     
  19. coitza

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    Glad I was missed by this "update" but I have a feeling that it's not really over, as I see it google is more and more active lately and penalizing sites like crazy..
     
  20. Jeanne

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    My sites haven't come back, but the Googlebot is crawling them several times a day. I wonder what is going on. It keeps indexing and reindexing. I wonder if it's screwed up.