| 3:11 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Was it an expired domain name?
| 3:14 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
ya, check the wayback machine - sounds like the only plausable reason
| 7:43 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I have the same thing:
If I search for my domain name in Google - I see links to ANOTHER SITE in the 'links to' and 'related' links.
I also have got the PR6 from that site. My domain has not been previously registered, but has been added recently to the index.
[sticky me for further info if required]
| 7:59 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Look at the page cache and see if it shows a different page.
| 8:06 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Yes, the cache shows a totally different page (the other domain). This is when searching for my domain name in google and following the cache link, or when right-clicking and selecting view page cache.
| 2:07 am on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Well that's the problem, and it seems to be happening fairly often now, as if Google wasn't bumblefiddling up enough stuff already.
| 2:12 am on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Google - bumblefiddling? Never! lol :o)
| 2:24 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Well interestingly, the Google cache shows the same under construction page that has been there since 2001. I wonder if it will remain PR7
| 3:24 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
steveb - you've seen this much? any idea what causes it or what can be done about it? I tried phoning Google but couldn't get anyone live and gave up.
| 5:56 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Messages on other forums mostly. Sorry, but I haven't been paying much attention to it.
| 7:21 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
If you have another pages cache most likely google thinks you're a mirror for that site. (Not sure, but does that also happen if you're being 302'd?)
| 8:36 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
That's very interesting. How would one discover if one is being 302ed? My domain is small, doesn't rank well for much, and is very new. I'd not 302 me if I were into that...
| 8:01 am on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Someone showed me an example of this in a chat a couple of hours ago. There's nothing on the site except the default index page, but it's showing PR7 and over a hundred backlinks in Google.
Bumblefiddling ... a new word for me .... I love it! :-)
| 7:04 pm on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
i have seen this with some of my sites a couple of times. the most recent case is a domain that is not used for 2 years and still shows the default index page of my hosting provider. the page has a pr6 now and no one links to it nor do i link/redirect anywhere. the backlinks are totally unrelated and unreal and are coming from one big site (according to google of course). i had this before with some of my active sites where it is a problem as the backlinks look extremly spammy and some of those domains were banned later.
| 10:19 am on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
rocco - did it last?
| 6:14 pm on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
no on one site it was gone after a while, for the other ones i only noticed a few days again on several domains.
| 7:13 pm on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Perhaps somewhat parallel (in the sense that's there's a database glitch, if that's what this is)...
I've noticed that Google's serps are occasionally mixing up page elements. I've seen them display titles/urls from one page with content for another, even without 302s or redirects.
Saw it most recently a few months back. On one of a client's core phrases, we have a solid ranking for pages A and B, with additional results available for pages C and D etc. At some point, Google continued to show the snippet and cache for page B, but showed the title and url for page C.
I figured it was a GoogleGlitch, and it was... It persisted for about 8 weeks, and then reverted back to normal. In this case, I didn't worry much, because the pages were both on our site.
| 11:51 am on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)|
probably another site was 301 rdirected to that domain.
| 3:32 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I have seen a similar thing, I think some sites must be using automated scripts to build link pages based on certain keywords.
They link to you google crawls, they update constantly - by the time you check your site is long gone.
This may or may not be conntected with u, but it got me a little concerned.