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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:46 AM
Recently, for the second time, we published a new website (new URL) and were completely indexed by Google within a matter of two weeks. In addition to the index, the sites are receiving quality organic results.
Both sites were for smaller local businesses...
Perhaps Google has changed their sandboxing policy to help further enrich their depth of local content as they continue to make a push into the local advertising market???
Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:55 AM
I recently set up a domain and it was indexed within weeks, then Yahoo, and eventually MSN a few weeks later. I have no idea why Google was so quick...
Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:58 AM
I've been involved with a few local launches recently, and have had similar results with optimized sites. Which is great, nothing like qualified traffic right off the bat...
Posted 19 September 2007 - 11:01 AM
Posted 19 September 2007 - 11:19 AM
Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:22 PM
Two months on, it has dropped for the competitive search term, but only to the second page. It's stayed in a good position on the first page in Google for the local search terms.
Although the website is using a new domain name registered just before the website was launched, the website does have our client's two other separate businesses' websites (with completely different content) linking to it. Those websites are very well established, with one being over 8 years old and also performing well for it's competitive search terms.
I will certainly keep an eye on our client's single page website to see if any more drops happen. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has had a similar result for a similar set of circumstances.
Posted 19 September 2007 - 05:53 PM
Posted 24 September 2007 - 12:38 PM
Any else having the same pleasing results with new launches? As with the other website I've mentioned, I'll keep you posted as to whether the results change at all.
Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:49 AM
We also run a community based website for a small local community and have seen a noticable increase in organic results from Google. For the last 6 months or so, we averaged approximately 60% of our organic traffic from Google; however, the past 1-2 months, we have been approaching 75% of our organic traffic from Google without seeing a decrease in the number of total searches coming from either MSN or Yahoo.
Maybe i'm looking into it too much, but in my opinion, Google has changed their algorithms to provide higher quality local search results especially for the small business owner. As someone who relies very heavily on SEO and organic traffic, I have no problem with it; however, it does raise some flags as to what Google has up their sleeve as they make their push into the local advertising market.
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