Deze week onze Corporate Blogging for Dummies’ site verdwenen van Google.
Zonder een spoor.
I didn’t want to do anything drastic, so I waited a day. Deep breath. Still nothing.
That’s when I was pointed to an article that Google is misschien wat testen aan het doen en een algoritmeverandering kan om de hoek komen kijken. Sommige sites hadden enkele drastische veranderingen in hun rangschikking gezien.
With great power comes great responsibility. I know it’s just a quote from a movie, but geez Google. It’s bad enough I watch my sites rise and fall, struggling to identify issues, make changes, keep them popular and ranked well. Since my book reinforces search engine optimization, it’s only credible that my site outrank others. In other words, my success is based on your stability and the quality of the relevant traffic you move in my direction.
In a nutshell, Google, we’re in a heavy relationship here. I need you. I do everything you ask… optimize my site, register with Webmasters, utilize keywords effectively. I do nothing but please you every day… providing your visitors with tons and tons of content to point to. What do I get in return?
Je hebt me verlaten.
Zonder ook maar een briefje.
Although I didn’t have any notification in Webmasters, I did some tweaking to the site and asked for a reinclusion request. The only thing I could find that could possibly have gotten me in trouble was a keyword in a header that wasn’t displayed (an image was in its place)… so I removed it. I don’t think that would be enough for you to leave me, but who knows. You won’t tell me.
Today, I’m happy to see that we’re back ranking. Ironically, I’m not ranking for the dozen or so keywords I used to be, but I’m ranking # 1 voor zakelijk bloggen voor dummies – ahead of Amazon and Wiley. I didn’t think that was possible given their popularity and backlinks… but hey. I’ll take what I can get.
After all, I’m not ready to break up yet, Google. Thanks for caring. Next time leave me a Dear John letter, though. It’s the least you can do for all I’ve invested in this relationship.