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April 2001 Google Update

 8:13 pm on Apr 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

Googlebot just started a full crawl. Usually this happens at the time of or right after the update. Anyone seeing any changes?



 7:14 pm on Apr 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

True. New ones showing, old ones, then new.

Currently finding a new one, with the respectable date of April 5 (3.5 weeks ago). That is the soonest I've seen from Google in quite awhile. (notice the "update" date):

April 5 [google.com]


 7:59 pm on Apr 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

I can only see my new pages with anonymizer.
Yet I see lots of referrals in my logs.
I don't know how they're finding me!


 8:05 pm on Apr 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

Where are they coming from? Perhaps a particular part of the world or TLD that google is giving the new results to first.
Only had one hit myself from the updated google and that was from a canadian domain.


 8:41 pm on Apr 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

hey guys don't forget about me, I'm seeing the new database and i'm not using the anomomyzer anymore.. Just lucky I guess, well I'm sure they have two databases how they divide the traffic I think is pretty much random except for if google thinks you are a new visitor(ie, close your browser, clear cookies, restart computer, or use anomonyzer) I guess it makes sense that google would want new visitors to get into their most current results.

thats my thoughts about it.


 9:13 pm on Apr 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've gotten lots of hits all day on my new site and they
suddenly stopped at 4 P.M. eastern time. Google knows how
to keep me on the edge of my seat.


 9:48 pm on Apr 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

The Google directory has been updated as well. We jumped 60 spots in PageRank out of 103 in our category (Gotta love that PageRank :) ).

We've also been getting referrals on new pages from Google.yahoo but when I checked using the keywords myself, even through anonymizer, I got nothing. Their update must be going in and out, just like Google's.


 9:50 pm on Apr 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

Google has four data centers. Takes a long time to transfer that much info - so, I guess we are all closer to one center than the other. Searches go to the closest.


 4:05 am on May 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

Mackin passed me that url we were talking about that had the Google systems info in it:



 4:27 pm on May 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi chadlerh!
You said you can see the new results without anonymizer.
What town or city do you live in?
I was just wondering what part of the country sees the
new index right now.


 4:05 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

Well Lizzie, I cleared all my cookies and temporary internet files and restarted my computer and then I was able to see the new database at work in scottsdale AZ. Thing is my coworker was on the old database also, and I'm getting the old one at home. I have found in the past that if you *close* internet explorer and clear your cookies google looks at you as a brand new user and directs you to the datacenter that has the new database. (i think thats how it works anyways) I don't think it is based on location at all, if anything it is random.


 4:23 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks, I understand about the cookies part but not about why
you need to close your browser, how would this "clear" it?

Any ideas on why Google would be letting only new visitors see the new index or do you think it is just a simple way for them to direct traffic?


 4:51 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

Every time google updates, it may take up to 2 weeks before its finished.
At the end of April (about a week ago), google updated and had its new index showing, but for a very short time, then it goes right back to the old index. It then will show the new index again, this time for a longer amount of time, then go back to the old one. It keeps doing this (which is why sometimes you will see googles new results, then 5 mins later you don't) until the new index finally stays for good, or at least until next months refresh.

Want to see if your site has already been indexed by Google? Go to google and type: www.yourdomain.com site:www.yourdomain.com


 4:03 am on May 3, 2001 (gmt 0)


Did what you said and it worked! :)
Saved me alot of stressing.

Thanks Bud


 5:53 am on May 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

Googlebot is crawling my pages again,many of them.Is this "ok" since it is so early and since the new database is still not updated since my pages are in and out every day.



 12:18 pm on May 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

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