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Top Ten positive things about the Sept. Update
for those who've lost position..

 10:51 pm on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

This is a list of the top ten positive things that can/should/may happen to those of us who have lost position in the latest update.

It's mostly humor, with a little truth thrown in:

1. No more phone calls/e-mails from people who don't take the time to read what you make. (That's the problem the number one guy has, now:>)

2. You can take the time to read about that cool cult-like thing 'jumping the shark' and speculate if Google did.

3. You can call your competitor (who lost also) and take him out for a drink...you both deserve it.

4. You get a VACATION! That's right- A 4 WEEK vacation! Compliments of Google! No work for a month! (Life is great:>)

5. You actually pick up a newspaper and lightly scan the classifieds (for a job)...and see that your horoscope called it right...last week. (DOH!)

6. You COULD start hassling the 'new' number one. (People could get quite creative here. Possibly giving them some 'tips', or possibly a free copy of WPG2?...my mind is whirling..)

7. You start writing content and find out that your OWN website is a year out-of-date anyway...by reading the new number one.

8. You actually begin to read some of the spam e-mail you recieve. (Trying to relive the glory days)<added> I even turned my e-mail notification ON for this thread!:) </added>

9. Did I mention you can actually take a vacation?

10. The most important: I get to spend some extra time with my family this weekend....putting puzzles together.

I may try some logic puzzles also. Then I may make my OWN logic puzzle and let my family try to figure it out.

Hmmm..what would the subject be...something about an 'update'?

For Humor sake:>)



 11:19 pm on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

11. Won't have to worry about who's going to make those bank deposits while you're away at PubCon2.

12. (If it doesn't improve on next update) More time for Holiday gift-shopping at local thrift stores.


 7:25 am on Sep 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

13. now i am forced to redesing my sites nad get new doman names. really, my sites were not updaed with real contest for over a year.
14. well, i go our ,reducing face radiation by 90%
15. like few hours a day now my chair dont se my but* and smelly feet :)
16.i start to remember other SE -what are their nams again?avalista?infosearch?
17. well, i tried to use few older engines only to dicover half of them bite the dust while iwas using goole all the time.
18. my hair gets more natural color.
19.i can finally go back to book and study since i negledet study 2 years ago!i might even graduate!

but hey it was not such a bad update! all my sites still pr 0but index.html on one site is now pr 2! tlak about being optimistic :)


 7:30 am on Sep 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

20. Continued sleepless nights as we try to figure it all out.

21. Build, build, build...

P.S. The flip side of the coin.


 1:40 pm on Sep 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

22. Logs are displayed in record time.


 4:13 am on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

23. Confirmed my suspiciones in August update about the new massive Google changes.

Lot of pages dropped, but I may say "I've previewed it".
What a genius.



 6:06 am on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

24. This update was mild and gentle compared to the next one, where ranking benefits of heavy interlinking between multiple sites will be neutralised.

That will be the real earthquake.:)


 7:47 am on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

here are five more positive "results" for most of our sites :)




 8:26 am on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

hey folks, wheres the list if your site did well? ;)


 8:32 am on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)


I think your comments are right on target. You must have a connection @ Google :)

I wonder if most the people who had their results drop this month, are the owners of multiple domains, all linking to each other?

Please share, for the sake of education...


 12:44 pm on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

31. You no longer have to worry about the Everflux dropping your site from 1st to 3rd position. It doesn't really matter if it's 65th or 67th.

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