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Google Update Bourbon Not Over Yet


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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 7:45 AM 

Importance: High

Google's latest updated, nicknamed 'Bourbon' is not over. Many people thought the update was completed more than a week ago, but GoogleGuy is now suggesting that the update is only 14% completed and that there may be 2 more weeks of rankings changes until things settle.

Here's the advice that I'd give now: take a break from checking ranks for several more days. Bourbon includes something like 3.5 improvements in search quality, and I believe that only a couple are out so far. The 0.5 will go out in a day or so, and the last major change should roll out over the next week or so. Then there will still be some minor changes after that as well. So my "weather report" along the lines of http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000095.html would be a recommendation that rankings may still change somewhat over the next several days.

So who knows what could be next: spam filters, sandbox releases, more algo changes?

Thanks to Threadwatch for the pointer to this quote.

Andy Bannister

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 11:29 AM 

Given my site has just plunged 28 entries for my main keyword, "bourbon" has been a disaster for my traffic. There are some pretty dodgy sites listed above mine, so I hope Google fixes this.


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PostPosted: July 17, 2005 11:01 AM 

One of our sites got completely wiped out from Google's index on the 15th. I wonder what happened. What changes was bourbon supposed to bring in?


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PostPosted: July 17, 2005 11:01 AM 

One of our sites got completely wiped out from Google's index on the 15th of July. I wonder what happened. What changes was bourbon supposed to bring in?

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PostPosted: July 18, 2005 12:56 PM 

28 entries? My site, which had been in pretty much the same place for my targeted keywords for several years, between pages 3 and 6, at last glance was on page 26. It slipped 3 pages in just the last 2 days. It's just a fairly innocuous (I thought) website for my artwork, and there are so many completely questionable websites ahead of me. I can't imagine why I've been penalized like this.


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PostPosted: August 15, 2005 9:01 PM 

There were some more changes to some websites on July 21/22.


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PostPosted: July 21, 2006 6:33 AM 

google won't index my site & no pr. i have waited for 6 months.


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PostPosted: August 5, 2006 9:16 AM 

my site was gave quality PR tr

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