December 2008 Google SERP Changes- Speculations By Webmasters

Dec 5, 2008 | 1,894 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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So it is the last month of the year 2008! As it was expected, webmasters have started making all kinds of speculations regarding everything about Google once again

A lot of fluctuations have been observed in new sites as far as their rankings are concerned! According to one of those webmasters who are making all the guess work, he reports that his new sites (2 months old or less) are showing up in the top 10 and then just after 12 hours the sites are not even in the top 1000.! Now that's something very strange, (if it is true)!

14 of my sites between 0-2 months old all similar in design are getting the following odd search results.

3 days not in top 1000 for main site subject keywords.

Then 12 hours top 10 for main site subject keywords.

Followed by 12 hours not in top 1000 for main site subject keywords.

Then 12 hours top 10 for main site subject keywords.

Followed by 3 1/2 days not in the top 1000 for main site subject keywords.

It's crazy – rjkdesign

In another query, wheel says that:

“I've been pinned to #1 for my niche for a long time. Recently I yo-yo'ed but then settled down to #2 on my main term but was still number 1 on the secondary stuff. Now I'm seeing my slipping to #2 on secondary terms as well.”

Tedster explains the whole issue as:

“It seems to me that the SERPs have been almost uncommonly quiet for the past few days. I guess with the US holiday and so on, that's to be expected. I'm not sure I could handle any heavy drama until after the New Year – which is when I think we'll see more signifiant churn again.”

“But those are just display changes, and I don't watch them very closely.

On the SERPs that I'm watching, I still see pretty strong connections between the Home Page and indented results showing up.” he further added.

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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