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They're at it again with the -sj server
different serps and backlinks
waynet




msg:124012
 1:13 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Looks like they are testing the www-sj.google.com server again. I see 384k backlinks for yahoo and the serps are different.

 

Krapulator




msg:124042
 4:23 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I hope its not either. But it certasinly seems like this is the start....

marcs




msg:124043
 4:24 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

why2kit: both index and lower pages, including pages not linked from the index page.

why2kit




msg:124044
 4:27 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

thanks marcs - i'm going to start thinking about slashing my wrists now!

coconutz




msg:124045
 4:29 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

directory-sj.google.com is showing different listings, but I can't verify if it's updated or not. Anyone else taken a look?

marcs




msg:124046
 4:30 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

why2kit: a few beers or a good night's sleep might be a better idea :)

I don't like what I see on www-sj either, but I doubt that will be the new index. The results are lower quality for my industry.

why2kit




msg:124047
 4:31 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

the hits from the cache I've looked at are from april and those same entries at tyh eother datacenters are from march

Krapulator




msg:124048
 4:32 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yeah coconutz, its new. Ive got a new page in there that freshie hasnt touched, but got picked up in the last deep crawl. Also someones page on a competing term that has been returning a 404 for a month and a half is notably absent.

Huntersbiz




msg:124049
 4:35 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Whatever the results on the -sj server are, I don't belive they will become permanent. For my keyword the total results are only 55,000 compared with 70,000 at all of the other datacenters. Unless Google is about to give us an update with an index that is 20% smaller, I don't think we should worry.
At least I hope not as I dropped from #1 to #4 with those results! I'll stay calm until there is reason not to.

mbennie




msg:124050
 4:35 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

This is bizarre...

2 links on same page...

Backlink shows for site A but not site B.

Also seeing bizarre results, quite a few unrelated, some of my sites ranking strangely high for certain keywords while others not ranking well at all for keywords they have consistently performed well with.

Something's rotten in San Jose. Hope it's not a real update.

mrguy




msg:124051
 4:36 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sorry,

Your all excited about nothing.

Earlier today, I looked a the SJ and got a totally different result than is being given now and also different than what was given the other day when somebody else stated the sj thread.

Your right, they might be testing but it certainly is NOT going to be what the results of the next update are.

It never is.

Why not the dc, ab, va, zu etc.

I guess it gives bored people something to talk about.

Krapulator




msg:124052
 4:38 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Perhpas theyre testing out the "new and improved" hidden text algo. That would probably reduce the pages by 20%

Ot maybe theyre just toying with us?

why2kit




msg:124053
 4:39 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I liked marcs advice - I've got 12 pack of Bass and two packets of smokes - so I set for th evening! - I'm still worried tho!

AthlonInside




msg:124054
 5:13 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

You know what, the SJ datacenter is feeding searches for google.com! That's why I see the strange results appear today when I did a search on google.com.

They are sending their test/experiment SERPs to the world without blocking it? I remember the last change on SJ last week doesn't affect/feed the search in google.com. But this time, they are.

Do you think they have finish testing their new also and is showing them to the world?

kaz




msg:124055
 5:15 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

AthlonInside I have also seen these on www. Not sure what it means though.

daamsie




msg:124056
 5:18 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well.. my backlinks went down from several thousand to under a hundred - it seems to have gotten rid of all the internal backlinks, bar one! Wonder what's so special about that backlink.. The results are definately fresh though (9th of April).

markusf




msg:124057
 5:20 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I went through some of my results, when you go to page 200 of 500 etc it shows pages and pages of links, with no description of your link. So something is definately funny.

daamsie




msg:124058
 5:21 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

something to add to that.. there seems to be some faults.. I'm seeing some backlinks show up, but when I click on the cache my site isn't on that page (it's a dmoz cat that it used to be listed in a couple of months ago) - certainly strange.

nativenewyorker




msg:124059
 5:28 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Forget backlinks which can be subject to PR swings. Check a few results with allinurl: I can't imagine that many pages just evaporated. WebmasterWorld shows 63,000 under www and 51,300 under www-sj.

In any event, GG said in another thread a few minutes ago that the rumor of another update is way too early.

Ted

[edited by: nativenewyorker at 5:30 am (utc) on May 2, 2003]

why2kit




msg:124060
 5:30 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

maybe it's as simple as just loosing all of the 404 pages?

markusf




msg:124061
 5:32 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

All the pigeons must be ill...

[google.ca...]

Jesse_Smith




msg:124062
 5:36 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you got a lot of new files deepcrawled, or a new site deepcrawled, this is a great time to see whice ones will be in the next update, since this test does show pages from the last deepcrawl. An extra 1,000 files listed from my message boards, and almost 2,400 files that I made are there, most of those files were made during the deepcrawl and also got deepcrawled.

I sure wish they gave us a preview every month!

Powdork




msg:124063
 5:40 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am noticing several things. First the reduction in backlinks is not as severe as thought. Normally, Google will say you have twice as many backlinks as they will show. For instance if it says you have 68 backlinks, then it will only list 34 and then only when the omitted results are included. On sj now it quotes the correct amount which would mean a reduction in half, although there really is no reduction at all. This may actually be the update although it would be early. I am seeing significant changes in the serps but I don't have backlinks from high pr sites that should be showing up.
Is it the update? It is MayDay, one of the larger international holidays. I think perhaps yes. If it's not then what does different serps and different backlinks equal?

GoldenRanker




msg:124064
 5:52 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

For my new page, I am showing an old title on the sj server. The freshdate on April 26 showed my updated title. When I searhed under the sj server, I show an old title. Please explain............

Jesse_Smith




msg:124065
 5:55 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

:::Please explain............

There TESTING the new deepcrawl content.

crobb305




msg:124066
 5:57 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Googleguy said in this thread [webmasterworld.com] that it's too early to worry about update. But, there seems to be a lot of movement, even on www. Just wondering if maybe they forgot to give him the memo. jk LOL

C :)

GoldenRanker




msg:124067
 5:58 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

yes...but when my page was deepcrawled...It had a new title...It shows a title I had from back in march...

why2kit




msg:124068
 6:04 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

well crob what googleguy said was "Ugh. It's too early to start all this again. :) "

daamsie




msg:124069
 6:09 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

well crob what googleguy said was "Ugh. It's too early to start all this again. :) "

they started it ;)

1milehgh80210




msg:124070
 6:10 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

well crob what googleguy said was "Ugh. It's too early to start all this again. :) " <<<<

Yea, the update...and all that goes with it! )

MOOSBerlin




msg:124071
 6:10 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

There are for all my homepages (germany) new rankings, i think it is the update!

why2kit




msg:124072
 6:17 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Maybe I don't have enough knowledge on the way that google works, but the deepcrawl finished on my server 4-26, so how can the dnace be starting? Seems like a very short time to rebuild what must be a very massive database

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