Google's Two Word Keyword Filter?

Jul 28, 2006 • 9:55 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

A new WebmasterWorld thread is theorizing a new Google filter, currently coined, "google 2 kw filter." Now, this is what several Webmasters are reporting:

  • 2 kw term
  • used to rank very high, now vanished
  • with " "'s returns to high rank
  • does not affect rankings for other terms on same site
  • home page involved
  • only happens on google, still rank high on Y/MSN
  • appears on only specific but changing data centers
  • long standing site
  • Without quotes main keywords gone.
  • With quotes, main keywords appear in normal positions

I have not validated any of this but there is a three page WebmasterWorld thread with many folks discussing this new Google filter.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Forest Wander

09/26/2006 08:25 pm

I would like to utilize such a tool for my site. How can I get it?

Greg

02/07/2007 12:36 pm

Some of the filters are good to hear about. Based on that knowledge I can decide to not get a URL with two+ hyphens or to not pay someone to submit my site to 500 directories. This one to me just seems arbitrary.

Barry Schwartz

02/07/2007 12:55 pm

Greg, look at the date of this article.

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