Presidents Day Google Algorithm Update?

Feb 21, 2007 • 1:25 pm | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

I was chatting with a few folks who are convinced of a major Google update. David Ogletree was the first I know to spot this. So I revisited a WebmasterWorld and sure enough, since the 18th of this month, four more pages about a possible Google update.

Now, I suspected something was lingering when I wrote about the Possible Google Valentines Day Update but Matt Cutts of Google knocked me down with his comment.

But this truly does appear to be a Presidents Day Google update.

Roel at WebmasterWorld wrote:

A big drop in traffic over the weekend / last 2 days for me. Anyone else seeing this?

Followed by dozens of responses confirming this.

WebmasterWorld administrator, Tedster said:

I don't see this as a true rollback - some of the SERPs I monitor have a whole new configuration.

Based on this thread, I think this is the real deal.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Michael Martinez

02/21/2007 06:58 pm

I wrote about this over at Spider-Food last week. I've also discussed it on SEORefugee. I've been calling it the February 2007 Google Update.

Barry Schwartz

02/21/2007 07:04 pm

But this one started Friday the 16th. Can you give me a link to spider food please?


02/21/2007 07:58 pm

Seeing traffic changes but nothing in the serps ummm..


02/21/2007 08:47 pm

I'm seeing similar patterns starting around Valentine's day of last week. I had over 100 terms with a number 1 placement that have dropped into the 20s and beyond. I've seen traffic drop by about 25% as a result. The results seem to be weighing more to those with a national presence rather than local shops. Many of those with national presence just have a template with a location filled in to correspond to the page which leads me to believe Google has loosened the reins a little as we've spent the last 4-5 months developing original content for each location and went away from the template approach.

Michael Martinez

02/21/2007 11:43 pm

Barry, I started my Spider-Food thread on the 17th: I saw some major changes kick in for a lot of SERPs this morning. Not sure what to make of that.

Barry Schwartz

02/21/2007 11:54 pm

Thanks! Let's see if Matt stops by... Also, if you see thread in other forums that you feel should be covered here, please <a href="" rel="nofollow">submit a thread</a> via the form. Thanks!

Hiren Modi

04/12/2007 08:48 am

Hi Friends: My first rank website is now on 60 to 70 rank...i think there must be something continue in Google algorithm. Does anyone share? Thanks!!

SEO company

04/25/2007 02:58 pm

One of our client has experienced a sudden drop of traffic around the end of February. It could be the update that messed things around for them... Does anyone knows what has been changed by Google?


03/11/2008 11:22 am

Hellow ...... Plz suggest any updation happens recently with Google becos i m loosing my ranking as well as PR.

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