Here is an interesting one I wondered if anyone might be able to help.
We have a site that just went on techtv and that has generated us about 20,000 *extra* uniques today to the site we are currently serving around 5000 downloads an hour! Anyway because of this we decided to remove our normal front page and put up a low graphics one instead for about 24 hours while we make the switch to a much more powerful server. To cope with this sites quite phenomenal growth.
Do you think that this page will be spidered and used in the index if it is up for just 24 hours possibly 48 hours lets say out of the month. TO what extent will Deepbot check the content against freshbot? What is likely to get used in the update?
I have to say very impressed with the conversions so far! You Americans are great at reaching for the credit card :)
If it is only about the graphics (i.e. linking and keyword density doesn't change), I wouldn't care too much about Google's deepbot. Only someone looking in the cache might see the temporarily page if deepbot happens to visit the homepage during this short interval. So what?
If Freshbot comes, the temporary page will be listed until the next Freshbot visit, I believe. But as far as I know, Freshbot and Deepbot aren't related. So if the temp page is only up for a few days, it won't get into the major update.