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big changes in site count these day
I dont think it is a update, but something is going on

 12:13 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have seen last days some big changes in site counts when you make a search, I know there changes everyday, like you make a seach for a keyword which gives you 4mill results it can have a site count from between 3-5 mill sites thats normal, but today I saw on a normal seach where the site count is 4mill., this time there where 12mill sites as results, thats a huge difference.


p.s I dont think it is a update, but it can be a beginning of something.



 1:20 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have noticed the same thing, one term I watch went from about 440K to 1.2 million.


 2:00 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

There are also differences on ww2 and ww3


 2:02 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I noticed a big increase in traffic since sunday/monday! Monday our best visited day ever ;)


 2:41 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

could you explain the term "site count"? don't know what to do with it (and a site search didn't reveal that either).


 2:50 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi Muesli,

A site count normally refers to the number of pages containing your search query. There was a time when it indicated the number of web sites containg the phrase. It is a rough indicator of how how many sites are competing for the particular phrase.


 2:59 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just thoght about, maybe the increase in sites on Google is because all the new sites are now being indexed, because many had problem with site they have made from now to 5 month old to rank on Google, maybe those sites was not counted even if they had a PR.



 3:56 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think it's becasue google is crawling deeper this week. Lookling at my logs, the past two days google is eating my website (4,000+ pages)...


 4:44 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think something's up, although things are pretty fluid as yet. One minute I am looking at x number, and an hour later at an x-y number, then after an hour back to x number. I am seeing reductions in SERPs. Is Google cleaning out their SERPS?


 8:08 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

In the SERPS I'm tracking, count decreased from 19M to 16M. Hmmm ...


 11:20 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing a roll back of about a week for most of my pages. I wish they would take the revert to old data routine out of the algorithm.


 11:54 pm on May 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

As well as changes in the site count I'm seeing a big change in the SERPS for my main keywords... I've just hit #1 from #2 yesterday. Up 'til yesterday I've never been higher than #5 and quite often lower. I'm starting to get nervous - I don't like the altitude up there and I'm worried my site's going to fall off! :)

I'm sure it won't last... better get myself a screenshot.

Not seeing very much change anywhere else at the moment.


 12:07 am on May 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

ok, my backward links went from 227 to 228.
Now, this is not the usual link update google does, but I have never seen google updating links (especially by 1) two weeks after the last one.

I think something big is coming, and he bottom of my pants is shacking.


 10:50 am on May 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

google has fixed the so called bug (no cache problem which happened for many of the big sites). That was one big change, this will lead to some good SERP changes.



 12:47 pm on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I noticed the same for several keywords. Wonder what's up with G these days!


 1:29 pm on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

In the SERPs I'm looking at, count is down from 19 million 2 days ago to either 17+ or sometimes 16+ million. The number keeps on fluctuating though.


 1:33 pm on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

For some of the keywords i'm tracking also my website jumped even 70-80 spots and my traffic is up for almost 200%. So is this a good ole google dance or what?


 1:58 pm on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

D'oh - replied in the wrong thread.

My #1 spot was a (nearly) 3 hour wonder. Everything's gone back to normal now.

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