View Full Version : Is 'over searching' bad?
11-14-2006, 06:29 AM
I cant find any posts on this subject so...
do you think the initial excellent site ranking (on multiple search terms) I had for a new site submission would have dropped away after a week anyway, or could it be because my clients are 'over searching' for repeated terms in Google?
Analytics shows 50% returning customers. This is obviously way too high customer retention for a month old site.
Does anyone know if google is clever enough (or bothered enough) to be aware that SEO is going on through this incessant searching and clicking for the same site, but ignoring other sites in the same ranking?
11-14-2006, 05:09 PM
Are you saying Google is ranking your new website high because of heavy internal searching at the company? I would say no if that is the case.
11-14-2006, 06:32 PM
No, the opposite. Is heavy internal searching by clients detrimental to good ranking? Would this explain why the site has dissapeared after 2 weeks?
11-14-2006, 06:41 PM
No this has no effect. If your website was fairly new it is normal to see good rankings for a few weeks and then have them disappear.
11-14-2006, 07:47 PM
A Little more information on the site will help narrow this down
Is the site:
b. Recently redesigned?
c. Did The domain get transfered?
d. Did this happen only on Google?
If the answer is yes to any one these it could be you were sent to play in the Google Sandbox until you get some age under your belt.
Recently redesigned sites that change page urls often suffer the same result as "page age" seems to be a factor.
Sometimes transfering an existing domain will reset it's age info
If this happened on all the search engines they you have a design problem.
11-15-2006, 05:07 AM
Thanks for your response...The site is brand new (although in google sitemaps it said it had indexed the domain a month before we went live?)
www.marchsolicitors.com is the address.
It doesnt seem to be listed on MSN yet but lists well on Yahoo ('family solicitors newbury' and 'march solicitors'. I usually do very well on these using my title, tag and content heirarchy. This is just strange because it has completely dissapeared from Google - even under the term 'March Solicitors' term. In 8 years of submitting sites, I never believed there was a sandbox as I had never experienced it with any site. Maybe it does!
I see you are in the U.K. but have a .com URL. I recall a post within the past week or two (that I skimmed through) discussing .com vs .co.uk and being found in Google searches in the U.K. I have no knowledge of the issue other than the feeling that .co.uk gets you a better Google ranking in the U.K. than does .com. If you feel this is relevant, you might want to check further on that.
11-15-2006, 11:44 AM
jxw this is the thread your speaking of I think:
Is moving from .com to .co.uk safe on existing ranks? (http://www.webproworld.com/viewtopic.php?t=69340)