__/ [Michael V] on Thursday 08 September 2005 17:59 \__
> Hi All,
> I have done a lot of reading on the Google changes that may or may not
> have occured around Labour Day but was wondering what people have
> notice now, a few days later.
I have noticed no changes since Labour day, but 2 weeks ago there was a
significant drop in traffic that I receive from Google search. I was not
alone in this.
> I have to tell you that I have noticed an incredible loss of links in
> Google. When searching (links:mysite.com)I am now getting the number
> 153 returned.
There has been (still is) an inbound links update. What is the nature of the
links you used to have counted? Were any of these comments in various Web
sites? Could the introduction of rel="nofollow" have affected you? Have you
lost physical links?
> That being said, when I search (allin:mysite) or (site:mysite) or even
> (inurl:mysite) the numbers are still inline with the 14 000 that I am
> used to.
I am not sure it should be related to link. The number of indexed pages will
remain unchanged unless you have rel="nofollow"ed some links, removed some
pages, modified your metadata, or changed ~/robot.txt.
> My Page Rank has not changed which is good, but I am wondering if
> anyone has any opinions on how this is going to affect us over the next
PageRank has not been updated for over a month. It may take 2 to 3 more
months until it gets updated again. Ranks rarely go down, so unless your
PageRank was (arguably) overrated, I would not worry.
> Michael V
Hope it helps,
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