Blackpool, have you ever thought that maybe Google knows what you are up to........
Could you define what you mean by that seafoam?
All I am doing is checking results in search engines regularly like any other normal individual would do.
If you've never seen that happen before (one day there, one day not) you obviously have not been watching Google as closely as I have lately.
These crazy results are happening all the time. Not just with me but with many others as well.
Google will pick just certain sections of the text, and not the main body. In one case, it was the address of the client at the very bottom of his web page
Wyoming, this is normal for Google. If it hasn't been in the past, then you just might have "hit the nail on the head" with that one. If so, then that's probably why Google is all cocked up at the moment.
I've noticed Google is not reading the same section (table) of a page twice (if it did we would all make sure the sections it did read, were optimised) and I am sure that's the problem. It is different for every single page and more alarmingly it seems to change from one crawl to the next.
It seems to me that there are certain, unfortunate individuals who have designed their websites in a certain way who are now being inadvertently penalised by Google.
Google is now reading allsorts of different sections of the pages and it seems that not only is it ignoring the keywords meta tag (it has done for a while and we all know that) it is now starting to ignore the DESCRIPTION TAG as well!!!!
It now seems, if you have a website built with tables, you have to mention your keywords in every single table or cell which would then be classed as spamming by the other search engines.
I tell you....... it's crazy what's going on. One page (story websites) about a search term, now appearing at the top of Google which took minutes to put together!
What Google fails to realise is this....... It's business is built on the backs of professional web designers and wouldn't even be there but for us guys!
Forums all over the world like this one are in uproar at the moment because of all what's going on.
It seems to me that the only way around it (if Google persists in the way it is at the moment) is to completely redesign one's websites ......... and that is going to piss an awful lot of people off!!