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Hit by the EMD update? Fill this in and help everyone understand

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rankjuice, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    I have created a simple survey for everyone to complete to try and find common factors in why peoples sites have been hit with the EMD update:

    EDIT

    NEW URL FOR SURVEY: http://www.googletricks.net/googles-emd-update-survey/

    The last one would only let upto 50 people submit
     
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  2. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good one, it will give exact details. Gonna fill out
     
  3. olimix

    olimix Regular Member

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    You don't ask the loose in ranking ?

    I enter my infos but didn't loose any ranking .
    You should not only focus on emd loosing position , it's a useless survey if you only do that

    better try to understand witch one loose ranking and witch one don't imo
     
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    knopper Regular Member Premium Member

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    Participated, check option 4 and 5. option 5 shouldn't be mandatory field!
     
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    fanatic4k Junior Member

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    Filled it. Hope we can get more insights on this subject soon. I lost all my sites by now and all of them are EMD's and EMD's with additional words such as "hq" etc.
     
  6. coolsolution

    coolsolution Registered Member

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    i am hurt badly. done the survey. any insight will be great help.
     
  7. tinakramer

    tinakramer Registered Member

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    Got hit pretty bad too. Just finished the survey. How many surveys are you planning on collecting before publishing the results?
     
  8. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    because its a free site, I think there is a limit of 50 people
     
  9. billu512

    billu512 Power Member

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    submitted!
     
  10. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    If I had that option then it would make the whole survey invalid. As for calling it useless, please tell us how you are contributing? are you gathering data?
     
  11. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    I think the biggest cause is wordpress caz in my niche where I got hit on my website. All other sites are not made on wordpress and they are still standing firm. Only those with wordpress are gone and it just not happened to my niche, all my friends have been hit.
     
  13. Murdoch1337

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    I've had sites on multiple platforms including Wordpress hit, including PHPbb and plain html sites.
     
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    hindsight46 Registered Member

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    Nice survey, submitted
     
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    The question that stands out is, was your content helpful to other people. Obviously G didnt think so thats why they were hit. Not hard to figure this out.
     
  16. rankjuice

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    Hmm, strange Google algo change my long tail EMD been hit hard from #4 to nowhere...
     
  18. tinakramer

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    Does anybody have any insight yet about what the factors were for being pounded on?
     
  19. BuildMoreLinks

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    The poll should have a question as to how many unique articles were present on that EMD domain?
     
  20. conrulez

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    I think the results of this show what many already know...There is simply no true rhyme or reason for google's actions. For every example of "x" there's somebody else that has no "x" but rather "y". And many times they are the complete opposite.

    I honestly do hope someone figures out what the main factors are, but I severely doubt it. I have emd domains with exact same link types, exact same number of pages, etc. Some are in no man's land, some are just fine or even gained positions. Other than the name of the domain and the actual words on the pages, I literally can not tell a difference between them. I'm not even going to attempt to try either. Time to move on and start putting 80% of my effort into something that does NOT rely on any traffic from google...