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Follow-up to Google Content Scoring Changes

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ipopbb, May 14, 2010.

  1. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    posting new tag ranks for folks who have been following the original thread: Big changes in Google content scoring.

    This is more change than I normally see in a week. I'd expect this degree of change of a month. My guess is Google is still doing post deployment tuning.

    One week later:

    Code:
    java decodeTags -h -d 20100506.txt 20100514.txt
    
    RANK	CHANGE		TEST
    1	      		title
    2	      		samp
    3	      		acronym
    4	u + 39		s
    5	d - 1		linking to relevant pages
    6	new   		h5
    7	u + 10		cite
    8	d - 2		p
    9	d - 2		pre
    10	d - 2		textarea
    11	d - 2		kbd
    12	d - 2		table > caption
    13	d - 2		small
    14	d - 2		code
    15	u + 5		bdo
    16	d - 3		strong
    17	d - 3		sub
    18	u + 7		abbr
    19	d - 4		u
    20	u + 12		ul > li
    21	u + 12		strike
    22	u + 13		sup
    23	u + 14		body
    24	u + 14		tt
    25	u + 14		table > tr > td
    26	u + 14		dl > dt
    27	d - 6		em
    28	u + 14		i
    29	d - 1		caption
    30	u + 1		del
    31	u + 3		ins
    32	u + 4		dfn
    33	u + 8		h1
    34	u + 10		h3
    35	u + 11		img.alt
    36	u + 9		a
    37	u + 10		select > option
    38	u + 11		(input-input).value
    39	d - 34		a.href
    40	u + 10		(meta-keywords).value
    41	u + 11		(meta-author).value
    42	u + 11		document
    43	u + 11		b
    44	u + 11		html comment
    --	was 51		(meta-description).value
    --	was 19		font
    --	was 22		legend
    --	was 16		center
    --	was 23		button
    --	was 24		table > thead > tr > td
    --	was 18		big
    --	was 26		address
    --	was 27		blockquote
    --	was 29		div
    --	was 30		span
    --	was 48		object > param.name
    
    
     
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  2. boobooboy

    boobooboy Regular Member

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    are you suggesting we start using samp for important text in articles or pages?
     
  3. ipopbb

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    Nope. Not suggesting anything. Its just empirically measured data. If you put each HTML tag on its own page google will sort them in a definitive and slowly changing order (faster lately though).

    I personally have had success using better raking but similar tags in place of H1 for product headings on 9 PR6-8 retail sites. Boost in SEO revenue was seen in about 2 weeks and happens everytime I stay current with the list, but as other suggest in original thread there could be several reasons or other reasons... like changing the content might just make it recent again... etc. To my knowledge no one else has had time to try and report findings. I don't even know if anyone else here can do a similar site test because PR-6-8 retail sites are kind of uncommon in these circles.

    I still keep doing it because for whatever reason it works and for whatever reason there is an order and a meaning to googles tag ranking. We just don't fully understand it yet.

    (Hopefully I win M.A.D.'s blessing with this...he's my unofficial peer review skeptic trying to keep me honest. we differ in areas on this subject but both are in agreement that the data is interesting but its meaning and value are unknown)
     
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  4. Spaceman

    Spaceman Regular Member

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    IpopBB,

    A while ago you said you'd post the html templates (excluding your keyword of course!) somewhere. I think you did this - but I cant find them.

    Ive remembered this from months ago and wanted to do some programming round it - can you somehow get me the page templates.

    I'd like to stick a few sites up with a few "twists" of my own on this information and want to write an auto generator for the pages.

    Let me/us know
    Cheers
    Spaceman
     
  5. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    There have been numerous requests for this in fact an I am planning to release my latest source later this week... I just need to convert the report tool to PHP.
     
  6. Lupusadvice

    Lupusadvice Newbie

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    Been reading your posts eagerly.
    I have put in a few extra tags throughout the index page of one of my sites. I keep track of this site everyday so I will notice any moves it makes. The page has not been updated in a couple months so any move will most likely due to these tag changes.
    Not scientific since I put in more than one tag at once, but I will give an update in a few days.
     
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  7. deki33

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    Can you please explain what is u+39, d-1 etc...
     
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    u+39 = u 39 places in the charts
    d-1 = down 1 place in the charts
    new = it wasn't on the charts last time but it is there now
    was 12 = it fell off the charts and was 12th on the charts at last check
     
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    Please keep in mind that this data is changing pretty quickly... It used to be a slow process but now it changes a little faster than monthly.