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1: new post   Thread of Year Nominee - Google Traffic Throttling and Shaping
The topic of Google traffic throttling came up a good number of times over the past two years or more. Some doubt that it happens - others are convinced but have trouble breaking through the wall of other's doubt.

Last year I saw the analytics for one site that showed a drop to zero Google traffic every day at around the same time - it stayed at zero until the next day and then it cycled again. I also saw another major enterprise site that only had first page ranking for a specific 4-hour period every day. Both of the cases persisted for many weeks, but both eventually "returned to normal".

Just recently someone else contacted me with the graphs to show something very strange. Three months of nearly level Google traffic (unnaturally level in my experience) followed by a huge spike that lasted 4 hours - I'm talking up 1,000%.
Jan 1, 2000
2: new post   Update Allegra : Google Index Update 2-2-2005
Members have been seeing wildly fluctuating results on multiple data centers for 24 hrs.
Feb 3, 2005
3: new post   Google Goes Looking for Temp Help on CraigsList
"Participants in web evaluation projects must have a high speed internet connection. All work will be performed in the U.S. or Canada, and participants must be able to demonstrate legal eligibility to work."
Feb 8, 2005
4: new post   Google Image Search Updated and Now On Homepage
Feb 8, 2005
5: new post   Google Maps
Feb 8, 2005
6: new post   Google PR Basics
"There seem to be a lot of questions around WW that suggest some people aren't familiar with PR and how it works. I've put this thread together in an attempt to answer questions that would save new members posting basic PR questions."
Feb 15, 2005
7: new post   Does PageRank Still Affect Your Google Ranking?
Much has been said and written about PageRank being devalued since "florida", but most still agree, it is the prime ingredient in the Google search algo.
Feb 18, 2005
8: new post   Getting a Personal Invite into the Google Index
" I recieved an email from someone at google telling me the benifits of allowing the google spider to index my site. The site in question has a robots.txt file disallowing all search engines."
Feb 18, 2005
9: new post   KISS SEO : The Best Tactic is to do Nothing at All
"It seems to me that the best tactic may be to just develop a site with plenty of good content, relevant titles, get the odp and yahoo listing and leave it at that."
Feb 22, 2005
10: new post   Google adds Weather To Serps
Like Jeeves before it, Google begins a new era of "Content on the Serps".
Feb 23, 2005
11: new post   Change in The Way Google Serves Results on .co.uk
"USA sites are dropped down the rankings and UK sites are bumped to the top."
Feb 24, 2005
12: new post   Google Quietly Beta Tests Movie Search
Feb 24, 2005
13: new post   Top Pile Liquidates
" Top-pile.com Ltd has no alternative but to cease trading with immediate effect. It is intended to place the company into voluntary liquidation immediately aftera shareholders meeting in 3 weeks time. This situation has arisen as a result of very poor trading in the last 12 months, which in turn was primarily caused by the probelms we have encountered with search engines during that time."
Feb 28, 2005
14: new post   Eye Tracking Study on Google Says Above the Fold or Die
"Eye scan and click through behavior changes dramatically as users moved “below the fold” to the section of results that required scrolling down. At the top of the page, the amount of eye movement declined rapidly through the top 4 or 5 results, and then at the bottom of the screen, tends to become more consistent through to the end of the page."
Mar 2, 2005
15: new post   Google Fires Back at Rank Checkers With Captcha Challenge
"..a rank checker and I get a google page telling me I have a virus and that I can't search until I put in a code that is in a picture on the page. I ran it last night and this morning and many other times for over a year and never got that."
Mar 8, 2005
16: new post   How to Handle Outbound Links in a Directory
"The problem, is that we have over 100,000 outbound links on our site and it is virtually impossible to manually check all the links."
Mar 8, 2005
17: new post   Updated: Cloaked Pages Targeted at Search Box To Be Removed
GoogleGuy: "I'm sorry that it took me a while to post about this. I wanted to make sure I completely understood what was going on first."
Mar 8, 2005
18: new post   Is Your Site At Risk from Traffic and Page Jackers?
"...any site can destroy low to midrange pagerank sites by causing googlebot to snap up a 302 redirect via scripts such as php, asp and cgi etc supported by an unseen randomly generated meta refresh page pointing to an unsuspecting site."
Mar 10, 2005
19: new post   New Personalization Features at Google News
"...will let people specify what categories of news to display on the page, giving an array of choices including results chosen by keyword."
Mar 10, 2005
20: new post   Does the "sandbox" Only Affect Phrases Containing Popular Words?
"So without getting into specifics, what is the view on sandbox applying to phrases that have no words with less than 80 million results?"
Mar 16, 2005
21: new post   Google More Popular in UK than in US
"...found google.co.uk topping the list in the UK in terms of both market share of visits (48%) and volume of searches (63.7%). The figures put Google UK ahead of its US parent,"
Mar 16, 2005
22: new post   Google Code : Google Throws Out Big Open Source Welcome Mat
Google snuggles up to Open Source Community with new dedicated subsite.
Mar 17, 2005
23: new post   Google As Platform
"..which is that I think Google's going to build a Web-based thin client-type hosted environment-slash-operating system replacement. Or at least, they should, and that's only if Microsoft doesn't beat them to it."
Mar 17, 2005
24: new post   How to Remove A 302 Hijacker Page Using Google Removal Tool
"My site was doing very well in the SERPs. For over 2 years it had been on the first page for a competitive term (1.2 million listings). Then during the first week in January my site disappeared and traffic tanked for no obvious reason."
Mar 18, 2005
25: new post   How Long Does it Take to Get a New Site Listed In Google Now?
Simple question, with a multitude of responses. A very interesting thread for those that frequently register new domain names.
Mar 18, 2005
26: new post   Phantom Pages Indexed On Search Engines
"My site has about 1350 pages. Using a site:www.mysite.com search Google shows 4450."
Mar 18, 2005
27: new post   Google Behind The Scenes Presentation
A presentation at the U of Washington by Google's Jeff Dean. It is without question one of the most in-depth presentations about the Google back end available on the web today.
Mar 23, 2005
28: new post   Google Backlinks Updated on a Few Data Centers
Members seeing many backlink count fluctuations.
Mar 25, 2005
29: new post   Google Patent Details Many Criteria Used For Ranking Purposes
Some are calling it the most important search related document since Brin and Page's "Page Rank" thesis.
Mar 31, 2005
30: new post   Google Adds Satellite Imagery to maps.google.com
"Google has added satellite imagery to maps.google.com. It's really great data. I've been hunting for property and use terraserver.microsoft.com for satellite imagery, but google's sattelite images are of better resolution, plus you get the killer UI."
Apr 5, 2005
31: new post   Google video hosting.
"Google co-founder Larry Page said Monday that [Google] would soon let the general public upload self-produced videos to Google's servers, partly in an effort to learn more about how to more efficiently search and display information about video-based data."
Apr 5, 2005
32: new post   Google in TV Deal with New Channel "Current"
"The channel also has established a partnership with the Google search engine, which will provide twice-an-hour updates on viewers' top Internet searches."
Apr 5, 2005
33: new post   Google Cache Page Size Limit Change
"Google searches are now returning SERPs showing cached page size greater than 101k. It's been 101k for as long as I can remember."
Apr 6, 2005
34: new post   Google Related and Alternate Searches Return To SERPs
Google's Related searches return as Alternate searches.
Apr 6, 2005
35: new post   New Google Answering Facts
"Queries return answer at top of page."
Apr 8, 2005
36: new post   A Real Google Conundrum
"I have a well-established site that over the past few days has lost almost all its Google referals. I think I know what's wrong but have no idea how to fix it."
Apr 11, 2005
37: new post   Google Offers to Host and Search Your Videos
"on Wednesday launched a program that lets its users worldwide store their digital videos at the Google Video service."
Apr 14, 2005
38: new post   "Search Harder" Returns to Google Serps
"We interpreted your query more broadly and found new results. These new results are marked with [New]"
Apr 19, 2005
39: new post   Google Page Rank Transfer from Yahoo Directory
"Is it worth paying the $299 for a Yahoo biz listing if for nothing else than the google page rank you might get?"
Apr 19, 2005
40: new post   Google.org Home Page Updated
"This will be the future site of Google.org – the philanthropic arm of Google. We are currently working on staffing as well as defining the goals, priorities, and principles of Google.org. We hope to have a lot more to share with you on this front in the coming year. "
Apr 19, 2005
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