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Google Update History

Yes some confirmation of the RankPulse observation here google-update-history-136975 in the SEO forum and a nostalgic wander down memory lane for veteran SEO enthusiasts.

That was followed by a second RankPulse spike yesterday - even higher than the first one - Google rolls on!

It is not too surprising that there would be a delay beause of the time it takes for changes to be propogated throughout Google's network of data centers.

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As expected Beethoven comes out head and shoulders above every one else at around 50K full and partial downloads - i.e over 25% of the total.

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Bach's back

Bach is now more fully represented in the dialy Twitter campaign and there are some indications that his posion has been strengthened.

The volume of impressions on Beethoven keywords means that he is still very dominant and some of the Bach activity is much more variable from day to day both interms of impressions and click through rates.

Twitter have been messing about with the way pictures are treated and that has caused some rework on the saved tweets but it is more or less sorted now.

This activity has increased the number of saved tweets somewhat so the repetitions are less frequent.