littlecloud - 10:07 pm on May 8, 2003 (gmt 0)
I agree with Mrguy, thats what I am going to do also I have wasted much valuable time reading posts every 15 minutes for a week almost. What happens if the update happens tonite and the deep crawl starts the next day and I have not added any sites . since I see no real changes in the basics of what it takes to get 1st page listings for my own sites. Unless someone broke the red button, we are in a holding pattern for the last couple days. Look, even Yahoo has not had there backlinks added in yet on -sj or -fi,. What I am seeing for my sites is that the algorythm (on the page criteria and incoming links) has not changed at all. But the # of backlinks have . On -sj I think the amount of backlinks is from the update in the beg. of Feb. I stopped linking to many of my expired domains starting after that update which explains the incremental drop in ranking for those sites on -fi. Basically for my sites I see rising or falling on -sj and -fi directly related to # of backlinks. But the algo. has not changed as far as what it takes to get 1st page rankings. I have 1st page listings on -sj and -fi doing the same things I have been doing since March 2002. So the point is you guys are panicking way to early, wait until the backlinks are added from the last crawl to panick.