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Is January 17 Update A Brand Push?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jvmartija, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. jvmartija

    jvmartija Regular Member

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    Here's an article that every SEO will raise their eyebrows :(

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    http://www.seroundtable.com/google-jan-17-brands-16261.html
    
    I agree with SE Round Table's observation. I noticed that site's with EMD's and domain with more than 10 years, and with Google ads are favored. :confused:
     
  2. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    I think it's amazing that there was clearly a big change in the SERPs and yet it is reported that Google denied there being any update. Something must have caused the fluctuations - it's been seen on a very large number of keywords.
     
  3. jvmartija

    jvmartija Regular Member

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    Yeah I agree with that. This is new and this is not panda update which they have announced. It looks like a massive Google dance because Google denied the update.
     
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    danailo Senior Member

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    Old news. It started probably 3 months back at least for my niches.
     
  5. bonzo90

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    Seeing really big changes here, not for the best, one of my big branded sites has been totally knocked off the charts which really sucks.
     
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    reaction Registered Member Premium Member

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    Yeah. I noticed a change around that time too. Of course the big G denies anything.
     
  7. jvmartija

    jvmartija Regular Member

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    Update: I noticed that amazon links are on the rise. For the last 2 years amazon links did not show up on those keywords and now 2 amazon links are in the first page and site's with ads are on the top.
     
  8. ukraider

    ukraider Newbie

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    I feel it is. On one particular keyword I was ranking 4-6 for a particular search term, in the last couple of days I've dropped down to 8-10. But this isn't due to the fact that any other sites in my niche have outranked me, instead 5 results from the company have bounced in front of me. There twitter account is now ranking above me and 3-4 different Youtube videos from their channel are also ranking above me. I cant understand how Google can assign 4 of the top 10 ranking spots to different videos produced by the company in question.