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Should I be dissapointed yet?
what should I have expected from the google update?

 9:19 am on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

So I built a website, tried to SEO it the best I could, built some support pages, and linked it from at least 2 websites that I know are PR4. I believe I have one of the most informative and useful sites on the topic on the net.

I submitted it for google, and was visited on about Dec 11th by googlebot. Knowing that, I read threads on webmaster world, tweaked and tweaked, hoping I might get one more visit, added pages trying to be robust.... etc.

Now that I've read that the database has been updated, I look and see that I'm PR zero. Now this may because the PR hasn't been determined.... I don't know, but I believe so.

I search for my site and I don't see a cached copy of it on google, or in www2 or www3 either.

With so much going on, and so many things to consider about how the dance works... is this all I could hope for at this point; To get a visit, and wait for something to happen in a few months?

Or did I miss out this time, and there was a chance I could have been listed, got a PR ranking, and been on my way?

I'm confused on what I could have expected, or what the best/worst case scenario is.

I'd to understand where I stand now.



 9:25 am on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Be patient my friend. next month will most likly be your month. The fact that you are showing a PR 0 is a good thing at this point. I will predict that at the next dance you will see a much more realistic reflection of your pr. It seems to always take me 2 months to get in...

Crawl #1 = gray bar

crawl #2 = pr 0

crawl #3 = realistic pr :)

This has been my experience unless I am linked to a high PR page that gets freshbot often... then the process seems to speed up a bit.

Good luck... your time is gonna come... I would say to pass the time, build more pages and find more quality links.


 9:54 am on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

You haven't even been deepcrawled yet. That happens about now, first week of the month. You'll be in the "real"/non-everflux index after the next update, set to take place at the end of this month (probably on the Barbara Sue Morgan birthday holiday).


 10:10 am on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Exactly :-)


 7:12 pm on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm a little confused also...I have two sites (one personal, one from work) and both have been listed in Google for some time (1-2 years). Both of my sites have been visited by Google already, but when I look them up in Google, the cached version is from months ago. Could someone please explain this to me?


 7:22 pm on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

This update uses the data from the deep crawl(2nd to 11th of december). This data will be shown at the end of the update.


 7:24 pm on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

There seems to be a lag time before your backlinks are taken into account. I'm sure you'll see a change in your PR after the next reindex. In the meantime, cultivate more links -- two PR4 links is not a lot.


 9:48 pm on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

>I search for my site and I don't see a cached copy of it
> on google, or in www2 or www3 either.

I find it on www2 searching your domain without the .com

It seems Google cached 4 pages from your site. Seems like it should be more since you have a site map.

I'm in same situatuion though Google indexed and cached all my pages (small site), www2 shows them, they just haven't made it into the main DB yet.

My entire site is still greybar- PR0.

I'm waiting until the www2 results kick migrated into the main DB. i think you should wait a bit too.



 2:04 am on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thankyou so much for checking that out. After i used your method it made me relaize some nuances about the www2/3's that i didnt know before.

yesterday, this popped up in my logs:
Googlebot (Google)
hits: 50
bandwidth: 786.89 KB
07 Jan 2003 - 13:25

Looks like I've finally been visited (i was visited before, but with only 4 pages) and maybe soon I'll be blessed with a real listing at google. Only then will I know how my seo efforts have been doing.

The burning question.... is this spidering part of this last dance, or is this the beginning of the next one?


 4:16 am on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)


The GoogleBot likes you. :)

Do you have a robots.txt file?

I find it odd only 4 pages were indexed last time even though you had a site map and all looks good.

I am not 100% but I do think this crawl is for the next update.



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