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Just my oppinion!
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]
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...
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 18.104.22.168 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.
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.
So hey, thanks to you too.
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. :)
22.214.171.124 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.
126.96.36.199 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.