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Google Did Another Algorithm Change

Updated on September 29, 2012

Google Did Makes Changes Once Again

As many hubbers know traffic to many hubs have dropped drastically. Many people are saying it is due to an outage and issues on Hubpages' end. This may be part of the reason why traffic has dropped by a lot to many hubs. However, it is worth to note that Google made changes to their Algorithm, and it appears that the changes too effect on September 29, 2012, which means this past Friday.

This time the changes are going to target exact domain match in Google's search results. This means that sites with keywords in their domain name may end up feeling the effects of this Google change.

Another thing that is worth noting is that when you search for things on Google, such as a specific item, you may notice that many of the front page and few pages after that are from the same domains such as Amazon and other big name retailers.. If you type in certain keywords, then next thing you know it you will see Wikipedia pop up a good 5-10 times on the front page.

I think that SEO is going to be close to useless if the goal is to get to the front page of Google, that is if you plan on ranking for some keywords. Google says that they want high quality content and that is the major key in getting a good place in the search engines. That may be true, but I still think that most people have no chance at getting to the front page of Google now.


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    • Man from Modesto profile image

      Man from Modesto 5 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      really? I LOATHE wikidpedia. Everything is extremely biased. Look up a Christian like Kent Hovind (jailed after a surprise raid by the IRS swat team). The articles makes him sound like a total fraud. He's not. He held debates with professors all over the U.S. and defeated them.

      However, this article is correct: wikidpedia has greatly jumped in results.

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      AlexK2009 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Did they do any real user testing? I wonder to myself.

      Or is this a sign that Google's ethos is changing for the worse?

    • scoop profile image

      scoop 5 years ago

      I certainly think this is a foolish move by Google. It could have been a good move if they tweaked it a little better, but the search results look ridiculous now and there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of diversty now. I think a lot of the affiliate sites were garbage but many good sites with quality information just got hammered by this recent update.

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      Karthik Kashyap 5 years ago from India

      I did have a hunch that Google was upto something mischievous again. Another bombshell on the writers. Google is becoming more foolish day by day and trying to drop a rock on its own legs.

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      Emma 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Scoop, I knew Google was doing another algorithm change but was unsure what.

      Whilst one or two of my hubs have dropped in traffic, my lenses on Squidoo are starting to gain a rise the last few days.

    • scoop profile image

      scoop 5 years ago

      I know I didn't go into depth about the Google changes but check out the following link for more about this change.

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      AlexK2009 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      I think it means more precise matching. However it is a sentence where the words make sense individually but not put together

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Interesting! I am really trying to get a handle on this topic (what Google is doing now). I was wondering what was meant by "This time the changes are going to target exact domain match in Google's search results."

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      AlexK2009 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Well I just typed "men in Black" and all I got was references to the film "Men in Black 3". I guess when they say high quality content they mean something other than I do. I will have to see whether my views pick up.

      If SEO is useless then I suspect a lot of the advice given on and by HP becomes useless.

      I have a suspicion this will backfire on Google.