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What's giong on with Google???

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sandchica, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. sandchica

    sandchica Regular Member

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    Has anyone else noticed google returning more results when you type a search in quotes? This has really messed up my game tonight. Have they changed their method for seeking out exact phrase match and no one told me? lol

    If anyone has the answer to this or is getting different results please let me know.
     
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    Software engineering company names

    and

    "Software engineering company names"

    That is totaly normal that they give different results.
     
  3. sandchica

    sandchica Regular Member

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    yes but shouldn't exact match bring fewer results?
     
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    sandchica Regular Member

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    I must have just found a wacky keyword phrase.
    jared, I sent you a pm
     
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    1. Occasionally this does happen(still pretty rare), and it has been appearing more recently. I believe this is due to all the large updates to Google's ranking algorithms and specifically the "caffeine" update.

    2. Pay attention to your page 1 competition more than what's in exact phrase match. Exact phrase match is important because it gives you a better look at how many sites are targeting your keyword and also how they are targeting it. But it's just a piece of the puzzle. Pay close attention not only to what's on page 1 for your keyword without quotes, but also what kinds of sites Google's ranking.