Hey everyone, so I have had a nice suprise from Google lately on almost all of my sites, and I wanted to see if anyone else had the same thing happen, so maybe we can figure out why and use that to our advantage. I randomly checked one of my sites rankings in Webmaster Tools, and saw it had gone up A LOT. This wasn't too much of a shock, as I had recently added a few original articles to it. So when I saw that, I went and checked my other sites, and they all went up too. All around the same days. October 17th, 18th, 19th. Here are some shots from my Google Webmaster Tools accounts to let you guys compare them to your own, and see if there are any similarities: One of my main sites, this was the first site I checked. I had recently added new original articles to the site. This site is completely white hat. No blackhat style SEO at all on it. New all time high in rankings by far: An Ecommerce style website, basically no original content, all scraped and auto generated. It recently took a big dip in rankings, and this spike on the 17th/18th has brought it back to where it was: A Wordpress blog. No SEO done in the last 2 months on this website. All original content. It has been fairly steady in ranks for the last month or so, and just on the 18th it tied its all time high, and on the 20th its set a new all time high: A small wordpress blog which is just starting out. Half original, half copy/paste content. Built some basic backlinks to get all the pages indexed. Nothing too in depth: Note: When I say "Rankings" I mean impressions. Impressions and clicks are how I judge the success of my sites in terms of "SEO". I do not usually track individual keywords. So for the purpose of this thread, I am just wondering if anyone else had any noticeable gains in overall impressions/rankings around the 17th/18th/19th of October. If you can also say if you recently did any SEO on it, added lots of Original content, if it is mostly duplicate/scraped content, then we be able to get some useful information from this data. Right now, it is just raw data. The more people who post their recent changes, the more information we may be able to gather. Thanks everyone. I will post an update in a few days if the rankings have gone up, down, or stayed the same.