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Has Big Daddy Arrived?
Synchronicity across all DC's

 11:37 pm on May 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Like it or not it's here!



 2:21 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)



 2:39 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I see changes, but all datacenters are definitely not the same.


 2:49 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Only few changes on my sites over last few days, not seeing any major changes today


 5:20 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

After all the everflux (called BD) it looks like a rollback to Jagger to me.


 5:23 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

BigDaddy is a new infrastructure and a software update. It has been rolled-out for ages, IMO :-)

Now we talk; Google, algo updates and resolving issues as canonicals and supplementals. Of course in addition to talk about "few" sites which have lost pages or dropped out of the index..


 5:55 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Really i dont see big daddy arrive on all the datacenters and i am also seeing various results on various data centers of google

Lots of my sites are ranking on some datacenters and on some they dont even appear in top 500 results

Any thoughts when would this stabalize


 7:26 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Finally I rank first for sex.
No new data here.


 7:31 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't know about arrived, but a site I got pulled for spamming has now come straight back in for a single competitive keyword.

The site had lost all PR was a PR5 but has pulled that back on both non & www but both have no cached info - I'm getting really lost here as to what G is playing at


 8:18 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)


"Finally I rank first for sex."

But I see in your profile that you have kids. So this can't be the first time you rank first for sex :-)


 8:40 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

crazy, jut did some more digging on this site that got removed, just about every page of the 200,000 page site is now ranking but every page I've looked at so far so no cached info - how can a SE go so wrong!


 9:30 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

"Finally I rank first for sex."

Actually sitemaps told me I did rank for it on page 1 .. weird.. when you check it's of course not there. :\ Crazy.

And no I don't run prawn sites.. ;)


 10:46 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Big Daddy might be here, whatever that really is, however there has definitely not been an update.

The DCs are not identical either.


 11:29 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone,

I've been watching the BD posts for a while now, people talking about different DCs showing different results, they seem to have been going on for quite a while now.

I'm no expert on this as I've only really been involved in SEO for six months, but here are my findings for BD - which I believe back up the OPs statement.

For the last 3 to 4 weeks I have noticed a steady increase in traffic on my site. Only a 10% increase over the 4 weeks yet a steady increase none the less.

This evening the increase was tracked down to a specific keyword for Google results. 4 Weeks ago the site ranked #4 on Google across all DCs for that keyword, over those 4 weeks according to McDar Google dance tool, we bounced backwards and forwards between #4 and #3. Tonight we rank #3 across all DCs for that keyword.

I believe that BD has settled as we are now in the same position across all DCs according to McDar. Unfortunately that means the traffic increase for that keyword is now over too!

On the upside, the Hurricanes have just beaten the Waratahs in Sydney and will host them next week back home in Wellington. Go the Canes!

Cheers JB


 11:46 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

This thread is surreal. Big Daddy "arrived" over two months ago and has been wreaking havoc and mahem ever since.

The DCs are now all running on the BD infrastrucure and have been for ages. What I find most surprising and disappointing is that none of the DCs are showing any signs of experimental tweaks, designed to counter the dropped pages problem. You'd have thought that by now, they'd be experimenting with things and that occasionaly you'd see a DC here and there with all of the missing pages back in play (even if only fleatingly).

Tells me, they are nowhere near tracking down the cause of the problem and, quite possibly, not even trying.

Google's superior "coverage" used to be one of their main competative advantages. I'm staggered that they have allowed this problem to go unchecked for so long. How long before their coverage is the worst of the bunch? Might have happened already.


 11:49 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I agree Clint, I've been scanning DC's hoping to see my real page count for weeks but still nothing - how much longer is this fiasco going to last!


 11:58 am on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

My page count is steady and only varying by 1% across a survey of 15 DCs. Not exactly scientific but good enough for me.

Havong said that the number of Google results for the keyword varies between 5 mill and 7 mill.

So may be it's not over.


 4:46 pm on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hey, we have several other threads about indexing problems with Big Daddy. Since the opening question is pretty solidly answered, let's lock this thread down.

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