Is Google Instant ********ing up anyone else's number of visitors today?

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Isn't this old news? The suggestion box has been there for a while now. I have seen no difference in rankings at all.
 

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Isn't this old news? The suggestion box has been there for a while now. I have seen no difference in rankings at all.

No, the suggestion box is old, this is new. You start typing in keywords and Google with basically auto-search and return sites as you type.

I noticed it does it for everything but adult keywords.
 

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There are reports that "Google Instant makes SEO irrelevant"

All my pages are WAY low on visitors today.

I haven't seen a change in visitors, but it was messing up my own searches. I would type in one thing and it would continue to make me search for something else (similar, but NOT the same).
 

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idk, i think most people still have to look at the keyboard when they type, so they wouldn't even see the searches popping up.

on the other hand, i predict this will probably have a pretty huge effect on longtails.
 

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It is messing everything up. I don't think it will stick for long. Google removes the features that people don't like much.
 

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Since the search start showing immediately, is it based on how many letters you have already entered, or the word?

**Update""

It appears now you can sponsor a single letter. If you type the letter "S" you will see it gives Sears as the first search results.
Interesting.

SHIT!!!
Now The local maps doesn't show up in "Instant Search" you have to click on maps. :(
 
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I thought this was an interesting read. It seems big Companies are being favored here. And Google claims they are against the corporatization of the web. They just signed that BS w/ Verizon like a month or so ago and now this.

I dont think it will completely kill SEO but its gonna switch things up.


http://www.pcworld.com/businesscent...ve_you_seconds_but_not_for_seo.html?tk=hp_new
Although handy for most people, real-time search results will create a whole new plane for search-engine optimization.

"Google Instant means no one will see the same Web anymore, making optimizing it virtually impossible. Real-time feedback will change and personalize people's search behaviors," says PR pro Steve Rubel, on his blog.

This means that businesses will have to rethink their SEO and Web strategy to work the new system, although Google states that it won't change its rankings. Google is also trying to reassure advertisers that Instant will improve the "quality" of clicks on ads but promises nothing, saying overall that it may increase or decrease impressions. Wow, they really went out on a limb there.

I Googled my name and to start, just the letter "B" gave me five choices: BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), Bank of America, Best Buy, and Bing. It wasn't until I got past "Barbara E." that I could go beyond Barbara "I Dream of Jeannie" Eden and find articles written by me.
 

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I think this will definitely hurt seo. I just did a type for "how" or "how to" and immediately ehow.com pops up for everything. It's proven that the first link on Google search results eat up the ctr from the rest of the websites on the first page.

I think it's a big destraction and alot of big name companies will definitely laugh all the way to the bank of this one. It's like Google is recommending top brand pages for the user.

I mean if I'm looking for how to do anything and ehow with a big search box appears before anything else then I might as well search for whatever I'm looking for there.
 
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It is messing everything up. I don't think it will stick for long. Google removes the features that people don't like much.

I don't know about that one. Google is starting to prove to me that they know exactly what they are doing and I guarantee that they will profit heavily from this one also. Wherever money is, Google is there!

If top brand websites are going to be giving first impression then top brand high paying ads are going to show up also.
 

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I was wondering what happened one of my sites got a big spike in traffic and I think this is it. I went to start typing in my keyword and bam my site pops up first! YAY GOOGLE!
 

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Didnt anyone hear the news about Google? I caught a quick glimpse of it on CNN the other day. the F** is currently investigating google search engine code, as they put it, to see if they are favouring search results after complaints by many of their customers. I havent heard anything since but it was on CNN.
 

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?Our key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.?
Starting Wednesday, users running Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE8 in the U.S. will begin seeing the new results. Google is also rolling out the service to users in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Russia so long as they are signed-in. U.S. users do not need to be signed in.
A version of the streaming results will be available on mobile devices this fall, the company said. Google also will bring the service to its Chrome browser, where users can search directly from the address bar.
Suggestions will not include words associated with pornography, violence or hate speech, and results can be filtered as previously using Google?s Safe Search settings. It can also be turned off entirely, but it is is ?on? by default.
The update is a big change for the search giant, which used to pride itself on how little time it took its lightweight homepage to load.
While the new update adds little in the way of words or clutter, it?s reliance on JavaScript (which also has to load with the home page) shows the search giant thinks that there?s more to a great search engine than relevant results and initial page load speed. The company also says that it will automatically turn off the instant search when a user is on a slow connection.
As an engineering feat, it?s pretty remarkable. If a typical query is 20 characters long, Google would have to do 20 searches instead of just one. Google said it was able to reduce that load significantly using some smart caching and some prioritization of queries.


Read More http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/09/google-search-update-2/#ixzz0yz0KvMI8
 

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Didnt anyone hear the news about Google? I caught a quick glimpse of it on CNN the other day. the F** is currently investigating google search engine code, as they put it, to see if they are favouring search results after complaints by many of their customers. I havent heard anything since but it was on CNN.
link?
 

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i think it will definitely hurt longtail keyphrases...
 
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i would have to say that this is irrelevant to anyone. but, lets say that you have the keyword:
"free online dating"
so, someone is going to look for
"where can i find free online dating" or
"what dating site is free"
so what you could do is mix your keywords up a bit.
keep your online dating to:
"where*"
"where can*"
"where can i*"
"where can i find*"
"where can i find free*"
"where can i find free online*"
"where can i find free online dating*"
and for the other
"what*"
"what dating*"
"what dating site*"
"what dating site is*"
"what dating site is free*"

that way as they are typing it is the one constant site that keeps showing up
 

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I though it was just a new suggestion box, but now that i've looked more closely you're right. This Blows Goats! I launched some new longtail campaigns about 2 weeks ago which were doing great till yesterday, I was wondering why my search traffic fell off a f*ckin cliff! Now I know why.

It's like Google is recommending top brand pages for the user.
I'm sure g**gle will qualify this by throwing the term "authority site" instead of top brand.

:sigh: The work never ends!

i would have to say that this is irrelevant to anyone. but, lets say that you have the keyword:
"free online dating"
so, someone is going to look for
"where can i find free online dating" or
"what dating site is free"
so what you could do is mix your keywords up a bit.
keep your online dating to:
"where*"
"where can*"
"where can i*"
"where can i find*"
"where can i find free*"
"where can i find free online*"
"where can i find free online dating*"
and for the other
"what*"
"what dating*"
"what dating site*"
"what dating site is*"
"what dating site is free*"

that way as they are typing it is the one constant site that keeps showing up

That would be really difficult or am I missing something? You would have to outrank a different site in the first position @ each level. Using your example -

"where*" = where.com - PR6, 2894 backlinks, domain age 1996
"where can*" = presentationzen.blogs.com - PR5, 1000+ backlinks, domain age 2005
"where can i*" = wherecanibuyit.co.uk - pr3, 259 backlinks, domain age 2005
"where can i find*" = celebrityphotos.instyle.com - PR6, 22 backlinks, domain age 1998
"where can i find free*" = freesheetmusic.net - PR6, 4356 backlinks, domain age 2000
"where can i find free online*" = freeonlinegames.com - PR4, 94,554 backlinks, domain age 1999
"where can i find free online dating*" = okcupid.com - PR6, 51,404 backlinks, domain age 2003

That's seems like a whole bunch of sh*t to wade through to me. But it might be the only way in the end. Why does the phrase "Testing 1,2,3 Testing" keep ringing in my ears :)
 
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This is HORRIBLE why would anyone want the damn results to be updated on every letter its so stupid.

Google seem to be forgetting the reason they did well in the first place was by providing highly relevant search terms using a 'No Frills' layout, everytime they add c*** like this they are turning more people off not to mention the fact that most of the 'predicted' results are nothing to do with the term you are searching for until you have typed the whole word anyway.
 
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