> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Jez wrote:
>>>You can read all the goss on the Bourbon Update here
>>>http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum30/29524.htm you will need to
>>>register if you haven't already.
>>>It's a long thread split into 4 separates each with 80 odd pages in - so
>>>it's going to take you a while to catch up.
>>>I have "lost" a site to bourbon and my google referrals are currently 0
>>>so I know what you are going through.
>>>No one really seems to know anything at all as of yet and googleguy has
>>>been pretty cryptic - so it's just a waiting game at the moment. A lot
>>>of people suspect 302 hijacks to be the problem, other think it's a
>>>problem with canonical URL's and still others think it's something to do
>>>with "scraper" sites (of which no one seems to have pointed out that
>>>google is, essentially) - or in other words, duplicate content (I think).
>>>Good luck Roy.
>> Thanks Jez. These words are reassuring. The only thing I ponder is who or
>> what 'steals' (maybe justifiably, just to be on the safe side) these
>> potential visitors. When one loses, another gains.
> If you read any of the thread, the underlying theme is that of the
> current irrelevant SERPS. Google seems to have taken SERPS away from non
> spam sites and awarded them to exactly what it seems to be trying to
> As someone in the WMW thread said "I feel like the small kid who has
> just been beaten up by the school bully for being in the wrong place at
> the wrong time"
Provided that it is the case (I have no idea as I don't keep track of
SEPR's), I am sure that Google will be on the case and make the necessary
adjustments. I meant to say that it was indeed reassuring that something
global was happening and I was not specifically-targetted victim.