Re: Google, and Anime sites
- From: D B Malmquist <d.b.malmquist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 16:58:58 -0500
> Since I expect quite a number of anime web-masters subscribe to this
> list I thought I'd relate my recent experience and see if it strikes any
> I run the "Shoujo & General" website http://www.sandg-anime-reviews.net,
> and for the past 6 months I have also participated in Google's "Adsense"
> programme, in order to hopefully recover some of the running costs.
> At the end of December 2005 I moved the site and URL hosting to another
> service provider, and found that the hit rate (and revenue) shown on the
> Adsense control panel had dropped off. Also, the advert hit rate shown
> on the mirror site (http://www.anime-info.co.uk) has dropped even more,
> even though it was NOT affected by the move of the main site.
> Actual visit rates seem to have fallen too.
> The web addresses have not changed. It doesn't make any sense. However,
> as the bulk of the visits come via the Google search engine, rather than
> via links or directly, I suspect that Google has changed their search
> algorithm. I saw an article in PC Pro last year where somebody was
> complaining about the effect of previous Google algortithm changes on
> small e-commerce sites.
> I checked what happens if one looks at "webpages that link to..." on the
> Google main search page. I get just two linking to
> http://www.sandg-anime-reviews.net, and I know that's not right, because
> there used to be scores of them, including www.pelleas.net/wmt, which
> still has a link.
> Worse, if I search for uncommon anime titles that are on my site, (e.g.
> Lady Georgie Anime)do any of them bring up a reference to my site? No
> they don't, even if I go through several pages of results. Formerly,
> when I tried this test, I sometimes got my site on the first page of
> What's going on? Any comments? I suppose I could ask Google, but I'd be
> surprised if they take the slightest bit of notice.
I can easily see how a change to the PageRank algorithm might
demote your site among search results, but I don't see how it
could cause "link:" searches to simply fail.
I ran a search for '"Lady Georgie" Anime' on both Google and MSN,
restricting the search to your site:
As you can see, both found some results, but neither found the
most relevant page:
I know Google rebuilds its database once a month. Perhaps MSH
does also. Perhaps your site was only partway moved over to its
new host when Google & MSN were spidering it this time period, so
a bunch of stuff didn't get found, and a bunch of other links
If that is what is happened, my recommendation would be to wait
a month until Google et. al. rebuild their databases again. Or
you could try
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