• Rumble Romagnoli

    domain age may not be an important factor, but our data shows about 5 years ago it was one of the most important

  • Rumble Romagnoli

    what is quality?

  • Rumble Romagnoli

    Quality Content – everyone is always on about quality content – tell me more about that…..talking about your product? is that quality? Latest news from your industry – is that quality? Using amazing journalists – is that quality? Images/Video – is that quality – can Google read images and video? Let me know your thoughts as this seems to be the critical point.

  • Becky

    Thank you Google for ruining people’s lives and starving them and their families. You’re the best. Sleep well tonight. You deserve it.

  • Becky

    Thank you Google for ruining people’s lives and starving them and their families. You’re the best. Sleep well tonight. You deserve it.

  • Vipin Kumar

    Yes @Ramesh Singh you are absolutely right, if you could get a domain which already has good reputation and authority you can certainly outrank many others, but reputation and authority have nothing to do with domain age, so domain age is not a factor at all.

    Also, you have to maintain authority and reputation by working on and for your website, a domain with authority will be diminished if it is left alone with no work on and for it, its authority will not be saved just because it is OLD.

    Authority is so vast and it is difficult to create, it doesn’t only include online presence but also off-line presence, in-fact it is one of the components of Branding. First we create “TRUST”, Second “REPUTATION” and the last and third “AUTHORITY”.

    And you are right, a content which is fresh, unique and creates value for the users is more likely to be successful on Google (infact on the entire web) but for this a domain doesn’t have to be old. Cheers :-)

  • Vipin Kumar

    Yes @Ramesh Singh you are absolutely right, if you could get a domain which already has good reputation and authority you can certainly outrank many others, but reputation and authority have nothing to do with domain age, so domain age is not a factor at all.

    Also, you have to maintain authority and reputation by working on and for your website, a domain with authority will be diminished if it is left alone with no work on and for it, its authority will not be saved just because it is OLD.

    Authority is so vast and it is difficult to create, it doesn’t only include online presence but also off-line presence, in-fact it is one of the components of Branding. First we create “TRUST”, Second “REPUTATION” and the last and third “AUTHORITY”.

    And you are right, a content which is fresh, unique and creates value for the users is more likely to be successful on Google (infact on the entire web) but for this a domain doesn’t have to be old. Cheers :-)

  • http://www.arthurwiz.com Arthur Wang

    Either you hate it or you want to applaud, but before you make your decision, think about how Google is impacting everyone’s lives. Google has been controlled our lives tighter and tighter every time it releases so called “Panda” the latest version. If the algorithm (Panda) likes your sites, then you become popular, and if it hates you, you do not exist in the virtual world. You need to bribe Google by spending more money on Google Advertisement. Now Google has the authority to define what is good quality content and to rank your site higher. We are all humans and have complex feelings and emotions that machines will never understand. Sometimes, simple words and phrases can touch our hearts and soul. Who can really judge the quality of our contents?

  • http://www.arthurwiz.com Arthur Wang

    Either you hate it or you want to applaud, but before you make your decision, think about how Google is impacting everyone’s lives. Google has been controlled our lives tighter and tighter every time it releases so called “Panda” the latest version. If the algorithm (Panda) likes your sites, then you become popular, and if it hates you, you do not exist in the virtual world. You need to bribe Google by spending more money on Google Advertisement. Now Google has the authority to define what is good quality content and to rank your site higher. We are all humans and have complex feelings and emotions that machines will never understand. Sometimes, simple words and phrases can touch our hearts and soul. Who can really judge the quality of our contents?

  • http://www.maxwebinc.com/ Maxweb Inc

    We also do have clients having a positive rank in the SERP while those big guys that dominates the first page lost 3 or 4 rankings.

    This is really a good move.

    Unfortunately, we don’t know if this is a stunt or not. We still need to monitor, maybe for a month, if this really a good refresh for us.

    I still see some spammy sites ranking in the first page in some industry terms, but lots of them are removed, around 2 – 3 good spams are ranking.

  • http://www.maxwebinc.com/ Maxweb Inc

    We also do have clients having a positive rank in the SERP while those big guys that dominates the first page lost 3 or 4 rankings.

    This is really a good move.

    Unfortunately, we don’t know if this is a stunt or not. We still need to monitor, maybe for a month, if this really a good refresh for us.

    I still see some spammy sites ranking in the first page in some industry terms, but lots of them are removed, around 2 – 3 good spams are ranking.

  • http://www.maxwebinc.com/ Maxweb Inc

    Amazon is also affected by Panda 4.0.

    You can read it here: http://www.rocketmill.co.uk/why-amazon-com-got-hit-by-google-panda-in-the-uk

    You need step up your site if you are having a hard time beating down Amazon.

    Our clients sites are getting head to head with them until now and all are positives.

  • http://www.maxwebinc.com/ Maxweb Inc

    Amazon is also affected by Panda 4.0.

    You can read it here: http://www.rocketmill.co.uk/why-amazon-com-got-hit-by-google-panda-in-the-uk

    You need step up your site if you are having a hard time beating down Amazon.

    Our clients sites are getting head to head with them until now and all are positives.

  • http://www.maxwebinc.com/ Maxweb Inc

    It means that your site is not algo proof enough. We can’t really say what are the factors that Google considered when they made the update.

    Our client sites are still standing strong with positive ranking in their industry terms.

    Better check you traffic, backlinks, and content.

    Try to have an SEO audit to check if you are following what Google wants.

  • http://www.maxwebinc.com/ Maxweb Inc

    It means that your site is not algo proof enough. We can’t really say what are the factors that Google considered when they made the update.

    Our client sites are still standing strong with positive ranking in their industry terms.

    Better check you traffic, backlinks, and content.

    Try to have an SEO audit to check if you are following what Google wants.

  • http://www.maxwebinc.com/ Maxweb Inc

    It means that high quality websites don’t depend on Google. Once you have an awesome community in your site. They will keep on coming back DIRECTLY.

    Social traffic at its finest.

  • http://www.maxwebinc.com/ Maxweb Inc

    It means that high quality websites don’t depend on Google. Once you have an awesome community in your site. They will keep on coming back DIRECTLY.

    Social traffic at its finest.

  • http://www.maxwebinc.com/ Maxweb Inc

    It might be a stunt or not. We need to monitor this for a month.
    A lot of people is reporting retailmenot for dominating the SERP so maybe they made it go down a bit to stop the complaints.

    We don’t know yet.

  • http://www.maxwebinc.com/ Maxweb Inc

    It might be a stunt or not. We need to monitor this for a month.
    A lot of people is reporting retailmenot for dominating the SERP so maybe they made it go down a bit to stop the complaints.

    We don’t know yet.

  • http://learningtogetolder.wordpress.com/ Learning To Get Older

    Spitballing here, but your site looks a lot like a blog. I don’t think it would be too strange for Google to provide “blog post about quotes” search results to entirely different searches than “site for quotes” search results, or for user behaviour patterns to differ to the extent that the two are never reconciled. The images for sharing are also possibly slowing your site’s load speed for some users – they certainly did for me!

  • http://learningtogetolder.wordpress.com/ Learning To Get Older

    Spitballing here, but your site looks a lot like a blog. I don’t think it would be too strange for Google to provide “blog post about quotes” search results to entirely different searches than “site for quotes” search results, or for user behaviour patterns to differ to the extent that the two are never reconciled. The images for sharing are also possibly slowing your site’s load speed for some users – they certainly did for me!

  • jimmybrion

    Anyway, Panda update is all about quality content. After checking looser list above i am really surprised – why these big brands not concentrate on quality content, which give users a better experience ? Don’t they know value of online customers ? Really surprising !!! I think eBay already have good digital marketing team. Don’t they aware of basic Google technical and content guidelines ? Any how may be they recover from this penalties soon by correcting mistakes.

  • http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    Then your data was not reliable five years ago. Domain age has never mattered.

  • Ron Miller

    I suspect they care about everything as most businesses do. It is a 5% loss to them? That would be a big deal.

  • Corey Burke

    No. It’s not a factor.

  • JohannLohrmann

    Does anyone else think this will impact Yahoo’s Alibaba? Curious.

  • https://www.texter-linz.at/ Texter Wolfgang Jagsch

    Quality means unique and well written content. It means building a website that offers something that is special. A high quality website for example is Searchengineland!