Randy Kirk

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I had several clients lose massive "maps" ranking across numerous keywords. Two clients with very substantial and unusual positive moves. Anyone else? I couldn't see any correlation between those that gained and those that lost. All are heavily supported by citations, have solid websites, etc.
 

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Thanks for posting the question, since I was going to ask the same thing. Definitely noticed drops of 2-3 spots in the local/map rankings for several kw for one client.

I updated the local listing yesterday with a very minor edit, so I thought it was something I did.
 

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Thanks for heads up Randy. I'm not seeing any drops but then again I only still follow ranking on a few results I where I watch for algo changes and a few previous clients. But they are all still high, knock on wood.
 
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one of my client's A spot dropped on every kws except one KW on this change..One KW still showing up as A spot - Don't know what's going on here..site is on A spot last 8 month on various KWs..now only one..:confused:

Any idea Linda?
 

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No info so could not even begin to guess.

How far did it drop?
 

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Thanks need KWs that dropped and KW that stayed same or I'd be guessing or wasting time doing ranking research and no time to do that.
 
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DC tax lawyer - still in a spot

DC Tax lawyers - no more local listing anymore
dropped DC Tax Attorney
dc tax attorneys - no more local listing anymore
 

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Yes, I am seeing the exact same thing. I noticed it yesterday for the first time and I am assuming its a small update or change and in a few days the ones down will shift back up. I have seen this more than once and typically we shift back up. so far.......we are still down.
 

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Still not seeing much flux with the listings I keep tabs on.

For a local plumbing search term I check - a plumber with a PO box for an address is still in the A spot. Keep thinking some day, that one's bound to shake loose. :rolleyes:
 

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I'm curious as to the longer effects:

On the tax lawyer site I'm trying some of search terms and not getting a map. for others I do.

I haven't researched it. For something like this my gut is a panda type of penalty. One reason is that there are some heavyweight firms on that list and they get links, plenty of them. Of one I saw, Caplan and Drysdale is a large firm. They could get tons of links...and yet they were about 6 or so on one of the search terms. If a far smaller firm is way above them...it suggests a lot of work on the local side, possible total concentration on tax as opposed to widespread law practice and/or a lot of links that expose some of the things google is cracking down on now ie too much anchor text, too many simple crappy links.

I haven't looked into it...but that is gut...and experience based on seeing drops in the pac for sites with some of those type links.
 
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