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Google Data Centers Watch 2006-04-15
catch2948




msg:759702
 1:35 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

< continued from [webmasterworld.com...] >

For those of you who may be seeing strange results on the following DCs:

72.14.207.99
72.14.207.104

Do a site:mydomain.com check for your site & check the pages that are returned.

Do the serp titles & descriptions returned look close to being identical (eg. site-wide title and description tags maybe)?

I have an idea brewing :-)

[edited by: tedster at 7:39 pm (utc) on April 17, 2006]
[edit reason] start new thread [/edit]

 

Eazygoin




msg:759792
 11:36 am on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes, Whitey, pages displayed. As I mentioned b4, this DC shows 78 results for site:www.mydomain.com, and the majority show 60K+, so I don't think this DC has much to offer, other than being a test DC.

Eazygoin




msg:759793
 12:20 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

I was wondering if that DC is hsowing only a representative portion of a websites pages, such as in the link: command, as keywords I just checked are actually in better positions than on other DC's.[ e.g. 14 on this one and 36 on others ]

icedowl




msg:759794
 2:01 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

72.14.203.104 is my default DC and it has gone to h3ll in a handbasket this morning. Loads of URLs without titles or descriptions.

dataguy




msg:759795
 2:54 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, if 64.233.187.104 is the test DC that would be a good thing for us. Last night our listings stopped declining and went up slightly there. This morning my default DC matches and traffic is starting to rebound.

Finally, the free fall is over.

petehall




msg:759796
 4:11 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is 64.233.187.104 spreading?

dethfire




msg:759797
 4:28 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

traffic strikingly down on 9/10 of my sites, my default is 64.233.167.99

I see alot of ebay and directory results on 64.233.187.104

reseller




msg:759798
 5:11 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google Choice Might Not Be Your Choice ;-)

That lovely [72.14.207.104...] DC still looks good. Great search relevancy and extended friendship to all content affiliates worldwide.

And it could be that the said DC is the choice of our friends at the plex. They might even call [72.14.207.104...] at the plex as Google's Bride.
And of course Google's priorities don't need to be the same as yours.

When judging the said DC, you shouldn't be thinking all the time canonical or supplemental issues. Hopefully those issues will be resolved sometime soon.

However for now, its the quality of searches and possible filter and maybe new algos deployed are worth watching on [72.14.207.104...] , IMO.

And lets keep in mind that it seems all DCs are in everflux. Nothing is sure or stable yet.

Wish you all the highest ranking on Google's serps.

Disclaimer: I'm not associated with Google (The Mother of All Search Engines) in any way. And I don't have access to information within Googleplex. Furthermore, I'm not associated with Matt Inigo Cutts or his lovely 2 years old cat Emmy in any way other than the friendship that the Internet communications provide. Having said that, and judging of the gain in Emmy's weight, I wouldn't be surprised if Matt serves small portions of Organic Happy Meals to Emmy between now and then :-)

g1smd




msg:759799
 5:19 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

>> That lovely [72.14.207.104...] DC still looks good. Great search relevancy <<

Reseller, I guess you swapped drinking cappuccino for smoking crack today.

Did you not read all that I wrote about that DC for the last two weeks.... like where a search that should return less than 20 results, actually now returns 46 000 non-relevant or vaguely relevant Supplemental results, for example?

reseller




msg:759800
 7:22 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

g1smd

"Reseller, I guess you swapped drinking cappuccino for smoking crack today."

Swap the KING of all drinks Cappuccino..never :-)

"Did you not read all that I wrote about that DC for the last two weeks.... "

Yes..in fact I read most of what you posted. However, I see today for the first time the begining of something promissing for my test search query related to online advertising and marketing.

Of course, search queries related to other sectors might show different results.

Lets wait and see ;-)

MLHmptn




msg:759801
 7:35 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Once again, 64.233.187.X's are doing the flip flop. Will the SERP's ever settle or is BD nothing but a rotating SERP?

And btw...http://72.14.207.104/ looks absolutely absurd! If those SERP's spread Google is in trouble, not only us webmasters but Google themselves. Those serps are something you would have seen 10 years ago when Sergey was working in the garage.

Hmm...I take that back..Now that DC is flip flopping! Now it looks much better. Laugh...

petehall




msg:759802
 7:45 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

You should still be able to see those results on 64.233.179.104.

petehall




msg:759803
 8:51 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's back now with a few of the de-sandboxed sites slightly lower in rankings than previously.

And now gone again.

I think I'm giving up watching as this is once again becoming tedious.

reseller




msg:759804
 9:14 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Very Sad Breaking News (:-(

Google's Bride, my lovely DC has gone just few minutes ago

[72.14.207.104...]

Somebody in Googleplex should be held responsible for the on-off DCs games ;-)

steveb




msg:759805
 9:35 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

72.14.207.104 has been mostly awful, but then it seems people are seeing two (or more) different batches of stuff that pop in and out, so comments on that datacenter are probably pointless since we won't know which batch anyone is seeing.

g1smd




msg:759806
 10:38 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

What happens is that it (72.14.207.104) reverts to being like the other DCs for half a day every few days or so.

It also happens to be the default www.google.co.uk datacentre for at least a few hours each day too.

colin_h




msg:759807
 4:38 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Good morning all.

I've been away for a few days, decorating my new house in the woods and have only had dial-up - so have not been surfing as usual.

Anyway, I come back to find a miracle!

When Google asked us to send in spam abuse about 6 months ago, I set about dis-assembling all of our local web design companies who were using blatant hidden text techniques to get top listings. Nothing had happened .... until now. They all have been removed from the index.

Excellent ... good on ya Google (It's not often I say that).

All the best

Col :-)

reseller




msg:759808
 4:57 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Happy Breaking News :-)

Good morning Folks

Google Bride is back.. and looks good.

[72.14.207.104...]

Lets enjoy the ride while it lasts, for only few hours, maybe :-)

Wish you all a great day.. and lets keep in mind:

Always look At The Bright Side of Life....

dethfire




msg:759809
 6:04 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

as far as site indexing [72.14.207.104...] is the best I've seen in months, not great, but the best. however search results for me are still full of amazon, ebay and directories

reseller




msg:759810
 7:17 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

dethfire

Just to say welcome to the Club of Google Bride DC :-)

Anybody else wish to join us?

lasko




msg:759811
 8:23 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'd like to join for some reason one of my sites thats been stuck at the top and hasn't been updated for months and months has just dissappeared.

Some DC still have it right up there.

Another site has a completely different title then it should have.

The Google Dance is back yippeee get the tablets out again.

steveb




msg:759812
 8:26 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

72.14.207.104 has the worst indexing Google has ever had, a combination of a fraction of pages listed for some smaller sites that have always been fully indexed, with extremely 10x bloated numbers for others. I suppose it keeps bouncing out because once again they tried to do something and utterly failed.

petehall




msg:759813
 9:45 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Most sites on 64.233.187.104 now sandboxed again.

This really is a hopeless mess, I give up.

Hissingsid




msg:759814
 10:21 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

steveb said
72.14.207.104 has the worst indexing Google has ever had, a combination of a fraction of pages listed for some smaller sites that have always been fully indexed, with extremely 10x bloated numbers for others. I suppose it keeps bouncing out because once again they tried to do something and utterly failed.

Do you get the feeling that this thing that they have created has grown so big that its completely out of control. Highly qualified and no doubt highly paid engineers can no longer predict what the results will be of changes that they make. The algorithm is now so complex, and has so many competing forces involved in it, that a very small change in one area of the algorithm causes unpredictable results in another.

A butterfly flaps its wings in China and America is hit by a hurricane.

The situation has got so bad that they now donít need highly paid engineers any more because any fool can turn a knob a bit and see what happens.

Its as though think that they know what they want to achieve but just donít have a clue how to make it happen. Each morning someone comes into the Ďplex with a bright idea that they are eager to try and each night they go home feeling deflated because not only did it not solve the one problem that they are currently working on but worse they caused ten more.

I just wish they would get my pages back to #1 and then leave it alone. Or leave it alone and let me figure how to get them back myself.

Best wishes

Sid

Dayo_UK




msg:759815
 11:35 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Looks like a PR rollback on some DCs.........

ramachandra




msg:759816
 11:39 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am also noticing the PR Rollback in some of the DC's for our site.

Label_Lady




msg:759817
 11:58 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

We lost 1/3 of our pages!

icedowl




msg:759818
 12:15 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, overnight they fixed the damage that they'd done to my default DC (72.14.203.104). At least it now looks normal instead of listing massive amounts of URLs without titles & descriptions.

zeus




msg:759819
 12:19 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Im in the same situation as you, I had a site damaged by google because of there 302bug and hijacking, but I dont follow those DB as you do, because it changes all the time and as long there is no real update, you will not see any real results, i think its a little waist of time to follow those DB so close, take a look once a week.

just my 2 cents, nothing against your passion here.

reseller




msg:759820
 12:40 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Happy Birthday Ma'am

Hi UK Folks

I have just run a search query on Google Bride and the serps still look fine ;-)

[72.14.207.104...]

Congrats!

LogicMan




msg:759821
 1:05 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

72.14.207.104 contains most my pages (other DCs only contain about 5% of the site). They are all supplemental but at least they exist.

Is this a step forward or did they fall back and its a step backwards? Hard to tell with Google these days.

The new Google dance seems to be 2 steps forward and 1 back but if you're the dance partner it seems like 2 steps backwards and 1 step forward. I prefer the 'old' Google dance over this new version.

jenkers




msg:759822
 1:54 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

from the sites I watch it looks to be rollback of about 3 weeks.

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