• yogiguru

    To me, the “trusted sites” thing stood out more than anything. Particularly for ecommerce websites. If you aren’t part of the Google “Trusted Stores” program, you may be S.O.L. when it comes to ranking well!

  • http://twitter.com/serjosha Serjosha Brodesser

    “On some queries, it’s not been unusual to see the first 8-9 results coming from one domain.” It’s even worse. Recently I got 88 results from one domain within the first 10 pages.

  • http://twitter.com/RonSansone Ron Sansone

    The SERPs are so much worse with Site Clustering that I actually switched to Bing for my regular searches. That should NEVER be the case. This is exactly how you drive users to other engines.

  • http://twitter.com/TroyEaves Troy Eaves

     Nobody mentioned the Codename:Popcorn update which changes the snippet if the crawler thinks the page is an article…won’t that effect the content marketing efforts of Ecomm SEOs trying to give users a better experience on category pages? Not much of an explanation on Google’s end..of course.

  • יוסי קהא פרחי ליס פרחים תל אבי

    לייק פוסט טוב מאוד 
    אשמח לדעת אם גם בישראל הוחל שינוי האלגוריטמים ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joinsuniel Suniel Kumar

    Google has emphasized on “page quality” in both June and July search quality changes. It will certainly bring better SERP with improved sitelinks. 

  • http://twitter.com/garethjax gareth jax

    Panda has now reached Japan and Korea. I think it’s worth mentioning. 

  • Chris Koszo

    And not a peep about links. They may beappy with the amount of FUD that they’ve created or they’re prepping for something significant like a link disavow tool. Either way I’m assuming more Penguin updates are coming.

  • Matt McGee

     Wow. Do you remember what the search query was??

  • Matt McGee

     We wrote a separate article about that when it happened, Gareth. See


  • cjvannette

    All the comments about clustering are interesting, because that’s not what I’m seeing in my industry. For the highly competitive home & garden keywords we’re targeting, we typically see one or maaaaaybe two results per domain on page 1.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonzajus Andrius Dorča

     They probably live on high sedatives if they think their SERP’s getting any better. I switched to bing, even though it has it’s own problems, at least I know BING doesn’t hide mom and pop sites highly related to the niche, as google does.

  • Alan

    Site clustering works well for Google. It drives people to adwords. Think about it if one site dominates the results, that site wont bother with adwords but the other 9 sites that used to be on the front page now have to use adwords to stand a chance. very sneaky of Google but it must been having an aweosme affect on their bottom line!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XF3AY2O27FYHTTGPWXYQLR4LT4 Hernan Gutierrez


  • John

    Let’s face it, SERPs are a freaking mess at this moment and they have been like this since Google started with this black & white animal updates. I found today on a second page, 10 unrelated results of my query from the same site.. I’m trying to remembering it…  

  • http://blog.clickfire.com/ emory @ clickfire

    8 and 9 results from one domain on the first page. All brands, no objectivity. This the worst SERPage I’ve seen in a long time. I’ll take pre panda SERPs over these.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/sanket Sanket Patel

     I never seen this type of results in SERP, can you please share keywords which provides 9 results of one domain in first page.

  • http://twitter.com/semenz samz

    “accor hotels rome”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002083381823 Manoj Varma

    I am into eCommerce portal for a matrimonial product. It been observed a negative trend for clicks & impressions for my brand searches on Google webmaster report. Rankings for the keywords does not show big negative impact….even after that i have lost acquisition by 30% compared to last  months. Can you please some remedy measures…

  • Ninja Claesson

    I have noticed the “several results from one single domain” a lot. For me it’s just weird to get a whole page of results from the same domain. In my opinion it’s not user friendly at all and this is not helping me finding what I want. Google is improving their algorithms to make it easier for the user to find what they want quick, but this one… No Google. This is not even a little bit better than before.

  • http://twitter.com/anirudhak Anirudha

    try searching for keyword “which bingo” you will see about 7 results for the same website :)

  • John

    You are right. On first page, there are only 8 results (WTF?), and 7 of these results are from the same domain, if you go to page 2, more results from this same domain still appearing… this is stupid…

    Google is punishing as many people and Webmasters they can, but, with what face?? they are also doing really stupid and bad things. 

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/sanket Sanket Patel

    Thanks Anirudh and samz i can see the results of these both keywords.

  • http://www.facebook.com/the.nathaniel.bailey Nathaniel Bailey

    check out this search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&q=fantasia+ceiling+fans for some cluster fucking as I like to call it, because all it does is push other quality sites out the way.

    That search term has pushed the clustering back a couple of pages (gets bad on page 3 or 4 I believe) but it did start straight from page 1 last week, so maybe my emails asking what the hell is going on have been glanced at? (I wish lol)

  • John

    =X I almost vomit on my screen seeing those SERPs. Google is making us waste our time too, this is sad, seriously.

    lightahome .co.uk is…

    Repeated 5 times on page 1
    Repeated 5 times on page 2
    Repeated 2 times on page 3
    Repeated 6 times on page 4
    Repeated 5 times on page 5
    Repeated 3 times on page 6
    Repeated 0 times on page 7
    Repeated 4 times on page 8
    Repeated 3 times on page 9 
    And the list continues… 

    WTF GOOGLE??? It seems Matt Cutts needs some help…

  • Peter Kern

    hahaha on the first page I see only the same domain name. Google is digging its own grave.

  • Peter Kern

    Matt Cutts needs to be fired! 

  • http://twitter.com/garethowen1 Gareth Owen

    no it won’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Codex-Meridian/100002285341528 Codex Meridian

    Same here. Switch to Bing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Codex-Meridian/100002285341528 Codex Meridian

    Most comments here are negative about the Google June/July updates. Will Searchengineland published updates on Bing too about their search? Probably Google can learn from them. Thanks.

  • http://www.jchweb.co.uk/ Jack Hutchinson

    The clustering is becoming a serious issue – surely it cannot be right for one company to be able to monopolise SERPs like that? Perhaps this is another way Google are trying to “encourage” people to start using AdWords…..

  • http://twitter.com/keshabraj Keshab Raj Adhikari

    I am going to give-up.. I am tired now.. no more SEO and online base work..  shit man.. I spent 4 years and never grown …

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Guest/100002606955053 Ben Guest

    That’s awesome!  I’m the SEO of that site.  LOL

    I kid, I kid.

  • Matt McGee

    When Bing has announced changes to its search quality in the past, we’ve covered it. If they do it again in the future, we’ll cover it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sean.thinkbigsites Sean Thinkbigsites

     That is insane!  I really hope this gets fixed, because there is no reason why someone would need to see that many pages show up in a search from ONE SITE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dmitry.pakhomkin Dmitry Pakhomkin

    Don’t see the reason to complain about Google updates. June/July and this August are pretty good SEO-wise (given it’s executed properly within guidelines). 

  • http://twitter.com/chris_slowik chris_slowik

    Based on MozCast it looks like they rolled out this update on Thurs. 8/9/12 and it had a bigger effect on rankings than Panda 3.5 and Penguin 1.1!  Love how they just call it an “update”.

  • shahrulfx

    Pretty long list there. I am not sure how these changes would affect my websites. I am going to watch how Google filter sites with quality content and those with less quality. This is going to be interesting

  • http://twitter.com/erocketSEO Dave Fowler

    In my experience the clustering tends to kick in around page 3 onward. Check out the example given by Nathaniel Bailey elsewhere in these comments; when I conduct the same search I see a single domain in #2 and then snagging 8 spots on page 4, and 6 on page 5. 

    I guess Google might argue that these deeper pages are a bit of a wilderness anyway, but for all those smaller etailers who cannot compete for a page 1 listing, and who used to get at least some exposure for their businesses from their appearance deeper down,  this new dominance by the few must be hurting.

  • ashish yadav

    this good because i m using different content and i m not copied the content of others.http://coders-blog.com/

  • http://twitter.com/dr_pete Dr. Peter J. Meyers

    June was insane, if ranking fluctuations are any indicator, and some of those cryptic updates look (as you implied) like they’re pretty huge. I love how they give something like “Ng2” one line – it could either be a tiny tweak or a near-revolution in the algo. You’d never know from the description.

  • joel kaz

    About site clustering in search results- how is anyone like me suppose to compete with these search results- https://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us%3AIE-Address&q=chevy+trailblazer+p0014&oq=chevy+trailblazer+p0014&gs_l=serp.3..0j0i30j0i5l6j0i8i30l2.2301.4049.0.5736.…1c.WSCT0I87ZI0

    Notice FixYa in most all results.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.peters.92372446 Mark Peters

    I really like the project BING. [project codename “Search Result Quaity”] you can find more information at http://www.bing.com 

  • daveintheuk

    The “site clustering” is simply another method to force people in competitive niches to pay for ads – or to make Google’s own properties more prominent by crowding out most other publishers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Codex-Meridian/100002285341528 Codex Meridian

     Thanks Matt for your recent article on Bing quality search rating.

  • http://twitter.com/LauraGrace42 Laura Grace

    “which bingo” seems like a very branded search. If someone were to inquire “which online bingo is the best” you don’t see paths from whichbingo.com dominating the SERP any longer.

  • Bajsi923

    The lack of site clustering is driving me insane! Google is hardly usable any longer