28 Oct '11, 12pm

Google Links Algorithm Gone Haywire?

A WebmasterWorld thread has one webmaster who claims that the Panda 2.5.2 update which happened around October 14th was more about Google's link algorithm being a bit buggy. The niche he follows, he noticed a site jump to the top spot but couldn't figure out why. The site only had site wide links from very poor sites and didn't have any solid quality links to warrant the increase. He said: Moreover, it looks like these are the ONLY backlinks that Site has. I said to myself - "well, google must be ignoring these links" and I spent a lot of time with Yahoo Explorer, Open Site Explorer and Majestic, to find that hidden powerful link that gives the Site its superb rankings. I couldn't find any. For the life of him, he couldn't figure out why the site jumped up. He added, I am wondering, what the hell is going on with the Google's paid links detection algo? Or with the backlink...

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