Posted 27 November 2003 - 05:03 AM
I will try to offer you some suggestions about what you can do if things do not resolve themselves. For the moment the general consensus is to sit tight, although I do not subscribe to this view, as it is obvious that what is happening is not a glitch but part of a planned campaign to force ecommerce site to purchase Adwords from Google.
There is currently a bug in the google search. This bug turns off the new commercial filter that has been applied to thousands of competitive keywords.
Note: three word keywords require an extra -googlegoo !
SEARCH: keyword1 keyword2 keyword3 -googlegoo -googlegoo
FINDING NON-FILTERED TWO WORD KEYWORDS:
Search with Google:
Observe the results. Now search the following:
keyword1 keyword2 -googlegoo(oranynonsense)
i.e., tanning beds -googlegoo
The unfiltered results emerge and you will see a difference between these and the normal google search for the same keywords. When you see a difference between these two results then the key words you selected ARE FILTERED.
So far no one has figured how to get ANY ranking for FILTERED KEYWORDS.
If the keywords are not filtered THEN THE RESULTS FROM -GOOGLEGOO SEARCH AND NORMAL SEARCH ARE IDENTICAL.
These non-filtered keywords allow someone to optimize their site in the traditional manner to get high ranking for them. These words are usually of a more specific nature than generalized search terms people are used to. This may not bring back all the traffic lost as a result of this new Algo. but it will help to bring some of it back. FIND THOSE NON-FILTERED KEYWORDS BEFORE GOOGLE CLOSES UP THIS HOLE...