09 Jun 2006

Is it a “Google Dance”? Seeing big shifts.

IncrediBILL always has a way with words, when I saw this title in my feedreader I couldn’t help but see what bill was saying when he said, "Google Dance Makes You Shit Your Pants".

Bill was reporting google rankings jumping all around, so I ran to check rankings using Digitialpoint’s ranking tool, and ya….we track about 400 sites and most sites we’re tracking between 3-5 phrases each…and yea….there’s something going on…a dance?…we’ll it’s the biggest shifts I’ve seen in a while. Overall most of our clients got a nice jump…..and dang, on some datacenters webuildpages.com is at #8 for "internet marketing" …we havent’s been in the top 10 in a few years – I hope the wheel stops here.

Comments

  1. Patrick Gavin June 9, 2006 at 1:54 PM

    Jim, I’m seeing the same thing and the best part is there are a number of one year old sites that are coming in from #1000 to top two pages in G. Goodbye sandbox for these sites! 🙂

  2. Spencer Hoyt June 9, 2006 at 2:15 PM

    Thanks for the update Jim!
    Do you agree that the more White Hat your SEO is the less your changes in the SERPS when a dance occurs?

  3. Jim June 9, 2006 at 5:29 PM

    Spencer…yes I would…but sometimes even the whitest of hats can get caught in “collateral damages” of updates and get crappy rankings….but mostly I see little increases which I feel is due to slow and steady link growth.

  4. michael June 10, 2006 at 8:27 AM

    The ” jumping” doesn’t seem to be restricted to Google alone.
    On Yahoo, for one of our keywords, our ranking changes from #2 to #67 sometimes within minutes. This started around a week ago. I assume it will eventually stabilize.

  5. IncrediBILL June 11, 2006 at 5:41 AM

    Hey, at least I got your attention 😉

  6. andrew shim June 11, 2006 at 12:24 PM

    oh…cr@p… here i am just recovering from Y!’s yo-yo and now G’s gone and done a dance too? But what the heck am I complaining about… I’m one of those one-year old site guys and if I debut at page #20 I’d still smile… LOL!

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