url:.net WEB PAGES About 24,653,669 pages found
On friday that was around 45million.
url:.org: WEB PAGES About 20,646,177 pages found.
On friday, that was around 39million.
Are there going to be some po'd people in the morning!!
url:xoom.com WEB PAGES About 7,877 pages found.
That *was* running around 350k (about two weeks ago)
url:geocities.com 942,565 pages found.
(don't know what it was previously).
Appears that they took pitty on the geocities people.
All-in-all, it looks like alta nuked atleast 20% of their database over the weekend.
Clearly the biggest attack was on .Net folks. Try to find some top pages with "~" in the url - I think they may have nuked something from every domain with a "~" tilde in it. I am able to find a few but not like it was.
In other words, in prepration of the IPO promo-hype-fest, Alta is pumping up the .com's and nuking the little sites, to pull in some advertising sales. I'm sure it also ties in with the data Double Click is generating.
The funny part is, there was very little change is the algo.
Start by throwing out the top listed domain, and the domain in the 4th position.
#2 is questionable,
so look at page #3 and pages 6,7,9,10.
Those *are* the algo to the tee (same algo they've used for two weeks). Look at pages 7,8,9 carefully because one of those is usually a random page (usually 8 ).
The big difference in this version of the Algo? The age factor has been tossed.