|Uhmmm....how do I know if they are test results or standard results....apart from seeing possibly seeing varying results? |
Based on movements and improvements in that DC, Also Dayo has good experience in differentiating DCs, I agree with him, test DC is offline for more than 24 hours and this is not new, guys at google bring the DC online for testing and take it offline possibly for furthur improvements,
Thanks, but I'm still confused, from what you just said >
If its online right now,as it is for me, what am I seeing?...old results, general SERP's as with other DC's, new results, changed results?
Am seeing old results on the test DC now :( I hope they didn't throw out the new ones!
>>If its online right now,as it is for me, what am I seeing?...
You're just not seeing the new index on that particular DC. I'm not being a jerk about this response, in fact, all of your suggestions are possible.
I can tell when the new results are running because I have fewer pages indexed in the new DC. For example, on all the "standard" DCs, I'm showing from 985 - 989 pages using the site: command.
On the new DC, I am showing around 700. In fact, each time the DC reappears I have more pages (585 - 650 - 770...). I guess no one knows for sure, but there are some differences that some folks do notice.
MC did indicate that the test data would be on and off when they work on things under the hood.
The test DC has pages crawled by Mozilla Googlebot listed - if you have a site or just a page which you know Mozilla Googlebot is the only one to visit then you can easily tell if the test data is displayed or not.
There are other things which are different - eg Homepage Canonical Problems etc - once you know what to look for then you can see when the test data is there or not.
But for lots of folks there probably is not much different I guess.
If only they listed all pages crawled by that Mozilla bot though :sigh:
OK, cool, I get the general idea. Thanks for all the replies.
I think you hit it on the head, and hence my confusion Dayo, when you said many people may not notice much difference, as apart from positioning being insignificantly different, I can't see any difference. But then its a purely selfish prognosis, as I only check my own main site.
I went from 4,500 hits from Google a few days ago to 250 hits yesterday. I haven't changed a thing, and from what I can see, my site hasn't been dropped.
I don't know what's going on, but this doesn't look good at all...
Speaking of crawling. I'm seeing what appears to be the start of a deep crawl by Googlebot/2.1 - 100 pages so far in the last hour.
I'm also working on my fireplace (starting Tuesday). It used to be white brick. I'm refacing it with a subtle mosaic tile and a shaker style wood front. Tiled on Tuesday, wood cut and installed yesterday, minor adjustments and priming today. (I'm off from my regular job this week).
Looks much better than I even expected (and my expectations are pretty high). I'm working off a picture that my wife found in a magazine. Now if only Google would help me out I could hire someone to do all this work around the house...
Come on Google, papa needs a new pair of shoes...
Test DC [184.108.40.206] is back!
[edited by: FromRocky at 7:32 pm (utc) on Dec. 29, 2005]
|I went from 4,500 hits from Google a few days ago to 250 hits yesterday. I haven't changed a thing, and from what I can see, my site hasn't been dropped. |
I don't know what's going on, but this doesn't look good at all...
The same thing happened to my site I was recieving around 3,500 and I'm now recieving 300-500 hits a day.
I'm not worried at this point I'll wait 2 weeks - a month before I become desperate and lost lol.
>>Test DC is back!<<
Yes.. its back.
TERRIBLE results on test DC. I target niche keywords only (1-10k competition) and now on test DC i don't exist even on keywords with _500_ results LOL this is insane...
i am scared too - my site has gone from 400,000 pages to just 16,000 of which most are supplemental on that Test DC...
It seems like some of the test results are spreading to the other DCs. At least in my sector.
My default DC has very different results then 2 days ago and the results closely mimic the test DC except for a few extra sites making the cut.
what is this DC testing? the results or our resistance :P lol
Still only showing the test datacenter at those 2 ip's they havent moved. We are seeing alot less pages too when doing the site: command, almost cust in half
>>what is this DC testing? <<
The patience of Dayo_UK, steveb and tigger :-)
Ok i looked deeper and:
1st site - sandboxed - nice allinanchor results but nowhere in "normal" results
2nd site - all ok - nice results
3rd site - nowhere in results and nowhere in allinanchor LOL using same strategy (very niche keywords and misspellings)- have a no idea what's going on with this one...maybe sandboxed and maybe who-#*$!in-knows
4rd site - as above...
what a disaster
<---- Still not supplemental in the Test DC
Should I even be paying attention to weather I am supplemental in the Test DC.. or should I only take note of www/non-www issues.
The reason I ask is, I can hardly take the anxiety. My site went URL only around Sept 22nd, and this index would put me back on the map if they let it spread. I'm just clinging to a thread of hope that is only held together by the minute possibility that the filter/penalty that killed me in the SERPS has already been applied to the Test DC... wishful thinking on my part most likely.
anyone succesfull at fixing jagger dupe-canonicals using sitemaps? i am submitting the true urls including a desperate pray , oh hear me thou googlebot :-)
Normal google.com shows: 570 000
Test DC [220.127.116.11]: 4 950 000
we see changes for one set of keywords I follow for one site on 18.104.22.168
Odd but www.google.com diverts to www.google.co.uk - um yes I checked hosts file.
just did a site:mysite search on 22.214.171.124 and a keyword search...looked at the serps and only one thing comes to mind: now that's just silly! Ask Jeeves was better than that..lol...all the engineers down at google are already nipping on too much champagne..
Results look good on this test centre as at now, but they keep changing it anyway so probably wont stick anyway - i would say that it shows a massive increase in results numbers.
looks like they may be looking to put out a "Our index is bigger than yours" statement in the New Year.
>>> i would say that it shows a massive increase in results numbers. <<<
Triple the normal results in my sector. Bizarre how that is happening considering they have dropped a number of pages off my small site.
Anything that was url only last week is now gone. Many of my product pages. I noticed 2-3 weeks ago that any page i made changes on or updated went url only within a couple days. Now they are just gone.
Whoa! Now that is bizarre. My google.com is now the test center. First time I have seen that.
yep..checked it again. Usually google.com gives me :126.96.36.199 but now I get the test center: 188.8.131.52
My site has now completely falleb out of the serps for many keywords. The only changes that were made was to get rid of broken links, Google is strange.
heres my situation.. 10 year old site #3 in Yahoo #6 in MSN and was in google up til jagger.. after jagger completely removed from google for my keywords.. and havent figured out any reason why over the last couple of months...
In the test DC a few days ago I was back in googles results at #17 .. when the test dc went away and came back ive now been moved to #28.. I'm getting a bad feeling that they are going to keep making changes before they implement and I'll eventually be thrown out again. Its tough considering I've lost 70% of traffic because of jagger. Everything rests on this Test DC for me at the moment..
>>Triple the normal results in my sector. Bizarre how that is happening considering they have dropped a number of pages off my small site
I'm seeing the same thing, my pages dropped in this last round on the test center. I started at around 585 and grew each time it appeared, maxing at around 740.
I'm currently showing around 580 again. Perhaps this was a rollback with a tweak, who knows... I doubt this lower number is going to stick - Googlebot has been very aggressive this month, spidering enough to grab the entire site four times.
Greatest Google update ever.
Please go live!
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