A Look Ahead – Directory Rankings on Caffeine
It’s no secret by now that Google has announced a preview of their next infrastructure update.
Given the popularity of our recent report on Florist Directory Rankings (and IYP performance for florists), I thought it might be fun to see how our contenders fared in the “new Google” results.
This time out we threw everything into the blender: Top 10 US markets plus 20 cities with population between 100,000 and 500,000, all the same florist directories and Andrew Shotland’s Top 10 IYP sites.
The results, sorted by their Google Caffeine score:
|Locate A Flower Shop||3066||2714|
|Find A Florist||1198||1479|
|Flower Shop Network||1138||1197|
|Local Flower Shop||342||402|
|FTD Florists Online||257||252|
|Direct 2 Florist||13||11|
The biggest winner in the Caffeine update is Teleflora’s Find A Florist directory with an increase of 281 points, though they still sit a distant second behind Locate A Flower Shop who drops 352 points but maintains a strong lead. Social darling Yelp takes a beating and drops from 2nd to 4th place. In an update that is theoried to be favouring recency and speed (thereby giving a big lift to social sites like Twitter for more real-time data) it’s interesting to see Find A Florist jump up (perhaps due in part to Nicole’s excellent work on Twitter?) while Yelp drops.