Posted by David A. Prichard at 6/23/2004 01:09:00 PM
We had very good results from the new web pages on our web site. Google promoted a lot of our pages from a PageRank of a 3 to a pagerank of a 6. We were expecting to get a good boost this month based on a backward links from a PR7 link that we have established thanks to Hivelocity which is a Dedicated Hosting Provider. Unfortunately, Google did not visit their page between the time the link was put up and the time of the update so we did not get that backward link yet. Search engines such as Yahoo, MSN, Altavista and Ask Jeeves have all reacted to our new pages and new content favorably as well. The update from the latest Google Dance occured during the night (June 23rd, 2004). It appears that Google may have also changed its algorythms during this last update. Once again this confirms the importance of having good, ongoing search engine optimization of your site. The algorythm changes can really hurt or help certain sites and adjusting to the changes will help to keep your web site up in the search engines.