Google is Dancing. The Jagger update appears to be impacting some of my clients. For example, www.candyfavorites.com has fallen out of Google completely in the last 24 hours. If you search at Google today for www.candyfavorites.com, it gives you one of those “sorry, no information is available…” screens. However, if you search for
Google returns 50,300 known links and mentions of that site.
Until yesterday, the site www.candyfavorites.com had a Google PR of 3. Today it is gray-barred (no page rank info is available), when I check via Intenet Explorer’s toolbar. When I check on Firefox – the home page has a Google PR of 5. Five minutes later, IE’s Google toolbar says they have a Pr of 3. What to believe? I assume this is just a glitch – there’s no valid reason for them to be gray-barred. With 50,300 links, they ought to have pretty good PR; 5 or 6 at least! The site has recently changed servers and they are now requesting a cookie be set upon entry to the site. I’ve advised them to stop doing that as it may kill all their Google rankings. We’ll see what happens when both of these (Google problems and the site asking for a cookie) are fixed.
Three good blog posts about the Jagger updates:
- “The sky is falling” from Jim Boykin blog
- More info on Jagger updates form Matt Cutts
- Jagger update – post from SE Watch blog by head SEO swami Danny Sullivan
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