| 8:49 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Someone asked how often in our experience the SERPS updates appear to come along.
There is a record of these in various sites and it looks like about every 3 months, which makes us on for the next update now (last one was May) There was also a major PR update about a month ago.
GoogleGuy posted in this discussion that there would probably be a PR / Back Links update between now and December. I have to say I find that a bit vague GoogleGuy. I really apreciate your posts here but that one is not exactly revealing, and was correctly followed by the question - "but what about the SERPS?" Considering that we have had a major PR update recently it is the logical next step, and if I'm not mistaken its part of the cycle Google is following.
Now I will speculate a bit...most business don't change their processes continually but establish a routine or pattern that they follow. Indeed they have certain people who perform certain roles, with certain consequences. So we might for example see a process like this for Google:
1 - review the SERPS looking for weaknesses and abuse
2 - suggest ways to counter-act these
3 - test some results on one datacenter with a modified algorythm
4 - review results and tweak to improve
5 - deep spider to get the latest picture of the web
6 - apply new algorythm universally (major SERPS update)
7 - review results and apply any tweaks
8 - start updating back links
9 - update PR based on back links and page data
10 - release the supposed PR value to the toolbar, knowing that this only tells half the story
11 - start over from 1
Of course theres a question of chickens and eggs, but you get the idea. In my guess this whole process takes about 3 months, although it may be more complicated now that they have to consider the comercial aspects of the results. I bet theres even a monthly meeting about SERPs. What fun that must be.
| 5:28 am on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Definitely a pr update...lost pr on every internal page we have.
| 7:06 am on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Last visible PR update I see was on June 18.
All files added by Sat, 18 Jun 2005 10:46:40 MST have PR and all files added after that do not have PR.
| 7:58 am on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
It wasn't easy to find but I've dug up this link for a discussion here about the PR update when it happened in July - [webmasterworld.com ]
I think it was pretty conclusive and our sites did actually change PR from 5 to 6 at the time
| 1:20 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
May not be an update but something is certainly going on with the database right now. I'm based in the UK using Google.co.uk
| 1:49 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I have reported on another thread movements in the datacenters since yesterday and continue today:
Would you be kind to post which sector your site is related to.
| 5:31 am on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Yeah, you're pretty right :)) I remember this update and thread you pointed to. It seemed to me it was such a long time ago - on holidays so many things happen I can't believe it was less than two months ago! So certainly we must wait for at least about one and a half month for another toolbar update. November perhaps.
| 12:23 am on Sep 3, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Hmm, my pick was September 3rd for the next update. That doesn't give me much time and things look pretty stable to me right now.
I hope someone didn't forget to push the button before they left the plex today.
| 6:35 am on Sep 3, 2005 (gmt 0)|
>>Hmm, my pick was September 3rd for the next update. That doesn't give me much time and things look pretty stable to me right now.<<
For my testing keyphrases the DCs look stable, though I still se various sets of serps on different DCs. Which tells me that things arenīt stable yet.
An update is pending, I guess ;-)
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 8:46 pm (utc) on Sep. 5, 2005]
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