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All 10 datacenters have been closed
anyone else seeing this?

 11:25 pm on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I can't reach any of the 10 datacenters anymore! I think that google shuts down all datacenters to confuse all webmasters. By this way any webmaster can't see any chnages which could come up in the future within the datacenters...!

Just my oppinion!



 4:22 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have no idea why and won't speculate, but I've been unable to access and have been getting 404's for main Google on and off from Southern California.


 4:25 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Googleguy said that they would most probably be unavailable soon (www-xx.google.com) and we would have to use www3, www2 etc, which are working just fine.


 5:14 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anyone have a link to that post here where the IPs of the datacenters was posted. For about 15 minutes I was seeing radically different results on www2 and www3, and now that has reverted. I even started an update thread, and the mods will think I am crazy. :( I assure you this was no hallucination. Something is up at one of the datacenters.


 5:18 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

I see the same from Chicago....your not halucinating. There is a major swing in the SERPS. One of the DC'S is showing HUGE changes, and I for one am a happy camper =)


 5:21 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

I saw the same thing RF about 2 hours ago and I noticed a change in backlinks too. The serps are definitely moving around. I'm shuffling on my keywords from 1 to 8 - just depends when I check. Yes, something is going on.


 5:25 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)
Check out this datacenter, folks:

If THAT ain't an update, I don't know what one is.


 5:26 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

You may be looking for this thread:



 5:29 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0) here it is...this is some good stuff. I say it's a update =)


 5:36 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's back on www2 and www3 for me again. Mods, I think you can approve that post of mine now. ;) Google is dancing.


 5:39 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Check out this datacenter, folks:

I love it. That's the new webmaster-friendly DC. Nothing but page titles and every one numbered. No more counting. :)


 5:40 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yeah, but which one is the right 'new' index?

This is an IP I haven't even seen before:

Totally different (spammier than the others IMHO)


 5:40 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hell Yeah...I second that motion. Getting out my party hat and some heine's for this.


 5:45 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

"new webmaster-friendly DC"

Thats been there for at least year or so: www.google.com/ie


 5:51 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

> the IPs of the datacenters was posted

The 60+ new datacenter IPs are in the supporters forum:

Google either is making, or has made, significant changes to the way the whole concept of "datacenters" work, it seems.

[edited by: claus at 6:08 am (utc) on Feb. 13, 2004]


 5:53 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

im seeing new data on these ip's


 5:59 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>Google is dancing.

Erp, yeppers, no doubt about it


 6:33 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Currently looks most fresh to me.
I'm seeing great difference, to the other datacenters.


 7:08 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Try refreshing/reloading the SERPs for that last IP, Results change every time for me, cycling between 3 different sets of results.

Overall, I like what I'm seeing on each of them ;)


 7:21 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

>> Currently looks most fresh to me.
I'm seeing great difference, to the other datacenters.

Also it appears to return more results than G www. I notice that there are more small niche sites added into the serp in combination with the big sites; so we have to still see what the final outcome will be...


 7:26 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Keep in mind that www is nothing at all!
www points to one of the datacenters each time you send a query, there is no datacenter like THE www.
Therefore it is quite usual that www is changing between results because every time you search you get your results from another dc.


 7:32 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)


I know it's early days, but the results that I'm seeing are a lot more sensible than the ones from Austin.

Most of my target phrases are fairly niche, however, after Austin the results were just rubbish. It's not just that my site was nowhere to be seen - my competitors were way down the rankings as well. In fact the first couple of pages of results contained hardly anything relevent for those looking for information on these niche subjects.

Now the results I'm seeing on are much better. For my rankings it's not as good as pre-Austin, but at least the results are relevent for searchers. Also a couple of very spammy sites (multiple identical sites with keyword-stuffed urls seem to have been dropped).

It looks like Google have realised that Austin was a c*ck up and are reindexing.


 7:39 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hey everybody, I just wanted to duck in and say a few things. Near the tail end of the Austin update, I asked people to send positive or negative feedback to webmaster [at] google.com with the keyword austinupdate. I read all the emails I found with that keyword, and I just wanted to say thanks for the feedback. I was glad to read emails from Greece to Staten Island to Bulgaria. Some people liked Austin. One person said "I really shouldn't be ranking this high on this particular term," which was the first time I remember ever hearing that; it gave me even more respect for that WebmasterWorld member. Another said that Austin had blown it in his opinion--but didn't give me any searches to check out. But almost all of the feedback was either positive or constructive. I enjoyed reading about everything from insurance to a stale domain for a porn search to crowding on a result set.

So mainly I just wanted to say thanks. Feedback helps us see what we're doing well and helps us find the cases where we can make improvements. We're going to keep working on improving core quality for users--we want webmasters with good sites to do well in our results, and we want to keep spam (keyword stuffing, doorway pages, etc.) to a minimum. Thanks for the feedback that helps make that happen. We've been working hard behind the scenes, and I'm pretty excited about some of the quality projects we've got going, but I'm also grateful that folks are happy (eager?) to tell us what they think Google could do better.


 7:54 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks GoogleGuy... its great that Google actually cares what the public thinks and will take action based on that feedback.


 7:54 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hey GG,
Keep up the good work! I'm happy to see that you guys actually "value" our opinions, whether good or bad. I know your job having to deal with some harsh criticism at times om this board kinda blows, but hey, alot of us appreciate what you do, and dont let it go un-noticed.

So hey, thanks to you too.



 7:56 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

No worries, we're only 30 posts in or so. Some naysayers will show up at some point. :)

Sorry that I haven't been around on WebmasterWorld as much the last few weeks. There's a long weekend coming up, so that means only a few hours a day of work over the weekend--more time to hang out here, hopefully. :)


 7:59 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

:) Y


 8:15 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Okay, I'm confused. The 216 stuff has been around for days and the 64 stuff looks very old. What is supposed to be new?


 8:17 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

No worries, we're only 30 posts in or so.
Sooo, does that officially make it an update?:)

 8:17 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

google 1: spammers: 0 looks nice indeed. I like that most of the
www.widget.spammydomain.com things are gone. Some of those
spammydomain.com must have had 1000s of different widget pseudo hosts.

still allot of 'search results' that bloat the serps. But most of it is ranked low enough to not be troublesome for what I care & know about. But further down in the serps there are also sites that are
good and could rank higher. No, not mine. They are doing fine.
Just sad to see some great resource on page 23 between all those
sites that simply copy what search engines returned for a given keyword. is a big improvement if it comes to blatant spam, for what I can tell. Some people will make sad faces when they look at their stats when this roles out into all of the DCs.

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