Webmasters Report July 2008 Google SERP Changes

Jul 1, 2008 • 9:51 am | comments (5) by twitter | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

WebmasterWorld members are already beginning to notice some issues with the Google SERPs this month, though it has only just begun.

In one instance, a very highly targeted one-page website which used to perform well for short and long tail terms lost all traffic in the short and long tail. This month, the webmaster reports that short tail searches are starting to creep back up but long tail results are nowhere to be found.

Many people keep alluding to a June 4th disaster with the -950 penalty. They're also losing substantial traffic (see this thread). This month, only few admit that they've recovered.

Another forum member admits that he has been seeing a jump in rankings -- from page 1 to page 6. He's worried that his hard work has gone to waste.

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.

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07/01/2008 03:51 pm

i have noticed many results going mad, its crazy up and down, do we think this will settle down, also does anyone have a clue on what the Dewey update did ? and how can you over optimise a website, this seems to be coming up a number of times.

Rob Abdul

07/01/2008 09:10 pm

I’ve seen a steady increase in SERPs and in traffic for all my sites.


07/02/2008 10:38 am

We've experienced the same. Almost none traffic from Google SERPs since the 4th - 5th of June and only from the 29th of June we are receiving the usual number of visitors.

Ruben Zevallos Jr.

07/02/2008 11:02 am

Well... As I can see, since June 30 my web site www.direito2.com.br had a very big drop... more than 1/3 comparing to last week average... I hope it's is just the vacation time for low market.

Jatupong Onlamai

07/14/2008 10:57 am

I'm waiting this update. Last update all my site growing up. I think this happens maybe take a shorter time.

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