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Steady but Slow.....

Our Broadband connection is now running at less than 1Meg downstream although the 0.4Meg upstream seems to be steady as a rock and is very useful to us. There is still a regular perturbation first thing in the working day so we can only hope that they are still working on optimizing the transmission performance.

Rank Pulse is back up again this morning and it clearly was a one day spike but the back up charts on the pattern of rankings for particular keywords are not working properly and we haven't got the looked for pattern of this latest spike there on the most changed keywords. In fact the most recent days traces don't make much sense at all. This is obviously a database driven application and it appears that the May and June spikes have gone outside the expected bounds for the keywords subject to the greatest upheavals.

The problem is that today's top 10 appear to have no immediate past which doesn't make sense unless of course they are moving independently of the majority of sites and the detail doesn't support that. However if new sites make it into the top 10 which have not history on file that would account for a short gap but not one of several days unless the system ignores newcomers until they have been established for some period of time.

Looking at some of the less violently affected we are still seeing some long established page 1 sites disappearing in the May spike only to return in this latest June event. This is similar to what happened to Chopin mp3 for us.

No comment in the SEO forum on this topic so far but I guess that this sort of concerted move is the kind of thing we can expect to see from time to time now that Big Daddy is in place.

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