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Google confuses the S**t out of me

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Spike54, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Spike54

    Spike54 Newbie

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    Some months ago I set up a couple of pet blogs. One of these was http://ferretsaspets.org/. I installed wordpress and just left it for a month or so with the default "Hello World" post. When I finally got around to checking on it I was very surprised to find it on page two of Google for the search - "ferrets as pets" without quotes.

    I put some content in, some unique some not, wrote an article or two for the directories and Google indexed the pages and it got on to the first page for the search "ferrets as pets" again without quotes. It has now dropped to page 19. I've heard of the "Google dance" thing but it has been sitting there for weeks now.

    It just seems weird to me that it ranked higher when it had no content than when it does.

    Any ideas what I've done wrong?
     
  2. dizz

    dizz Elite Member

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    we had that happened too ... no way of telling what they smoke at google it makes no sense sometime.
     
  3. UnDerDoG81

    UnDerDoG81 Regular Member

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    Yeah I got that too with my page. After changed the content and add some, it jumped from page 1 to page 7... stayed there for a week, then came back to page 2... and now it jumps around... 1 day page 5, 1 day page 6 and so on... actually it´s on page 2 again...

    But there is another crazy thing with one of my page. In each google search it´s on an different position?

    So yesterday I was on page 1 #7. Then I did a research and it was on #5. Then another research and it´s on #6.

    So I did a search today and was excited that it was on #4... after a research 5 minutes later, it was on #7 again. Now I searched again 5 minutes ago and it´s on #3 (wich excites me really)

    What´s that?
     
  4. web_i

    web_i Junior Member

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    Google is very close now to porting over to the Caffeine index, should be soon... try monitoring your results here http://www.comparecaffeine.com/

    The live index you see now is all over the place because of this
     
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  5. mo4damoney

    mo4damoney Regular Member

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    Looks like ceffeine is out of the sandbox, so the comparison no longer works properly
     
  6. web_i

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    if its finally out...the index will be whacky for awhile until caffeine finally shows the new arranged results and takes over as the true ranking positions
     
  7. Spike54

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    Thanks for the replies guys.. It's kind of good to see it's not just me :)