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8:52 am on Oct 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

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www3 with new results checkout.
6:39 pm on Oct 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

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This update and shifting is making me want to slam my head into the wall.................

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7:17 pm on Oct 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

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(This update and shifting is making me want to slam my head into the wall................. )

It makes me sick not good at all all my framed pages are gone

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7:27 pm on Oct 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

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PR went up from 5 to 6 and we jumped from #5 to #1 for our hottest phrase.

Been doing the Google Dance [seo411.com] every day since the last update - looks like it worked :)

11:29 pm on Oct 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

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oilman, you see a new PR in the toolbar?
11:30 pm on Oct 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

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yup
12:00 am on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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How long do the updates usually take?
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Please let this not be the update!!! Lost ground on all major keywords-- with stupid sites that have a lower PR ahead of me! Can this be? I don't think I've been penalized but this lame update is not looking good at all!
12:41 am on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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wow... updates do follow the lunar calendar!
I never would have guessed until driving to dinner tonight that I looked up and saw the full moon.
12:55 am on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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jtoddv, welcome to wmw.

>How long do the updates usually take?
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I think it's usually been three days from when someone first reports seeing the w2 or w3 index changing.

12:58 am on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Just saw full update flashing on www - itīs happening and still loooking good...
1:29 am on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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stace, you are not alone, same here...
scratching my head wondering what is up with this update...

By the way, do you see most of the damage on root index pages or all over the sites pages?

2:49 am on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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we're seeing the new results in www as early as this afternoon. We'll see... always subject to change.
9:39 am on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I can't see the results as different (yet) must not have hit the update where I live, but the traffic picked up nicely :)

Must say, it's amazing what an engine that actually updates gets from the community. Lot's of accolades going round, and I agree with Brett, the speed is amazing...I updated somethings less than two weeks ago, and that's what I'm getting the traffic on...first time they have refreshed something for me in less than a month! And their db seems bigger, for some trial searches (not in my area though)..which is good :)

1:23 pm on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I have just lost the update on www. must day it looks fair to me - some up some down and one just disppeared off the radar
4:56 pm on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I have looked for my site over the last 18 hours under the one keyword I kept coming up in 4th. As of the update, the first time I looked, I was gone. The second time, approx. three hours later, I was 4th again. Then the third time, approx. two hours later, I was gone again. Then I check again last night and I was there 4th again. This morning, I am gone. Does this always happen during an update? Is it common place? Also, if I find a site that is hidding a ton of key word phrases in text the same color as the background and keeps coming up number 1 what should I do? Isn't this spamming? and can't Google recognize this?
5:00 pm on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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jtoddv, welcome to WmW

This sort of spam gets by Google from time to time.........

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5:03 pm on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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About the spamming you could report it to google

and the rotating result called the google dance once your there then youre gone thats the game its funny and sometimes very frustrating

Hope that helped you
good luck

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welcome to the forums jtoddv,

the serps rotate around the data farms, until they stablise. This usually occurs in the first couple of days of the following month.

check for your kw in all the dbs, you will see the difference's, but until www. and www2. synchronize until the following updates, then nothing is certain.

5:07 pm on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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thanks guys, appreciate it.
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Thanks for sympathizing with me Andrey....to answer your questions I noticed slight movement down in quite a few pages-- in most keywords it is a question of 2 or 3 spots-- up to 10 in some cases-- but these are keywords I worked very hard on, and I don't see any great merit to the pages that have been pushed ahead of me (no higher PR, not as heavily linked as me,-- I'm stumped!)Looking ahead this next cycle is pretty important for all of us, because the results will help or hurt our Xmas sales! So any more great ideas are always welcome...
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stace, don't be too upset about your situation. I am seeing a lot more damage with the most on root index.html pages, which got a "get lost" penalty. Other pages across sites are still doing OK, loosing 1-2 spots across the board...

Don't know if this is related to overoptimization of those pages or my ill-fated experiment of banning the google image bot. PR remained the same in all cases, and most sites were up and running with an exception of some short down times due to DNS changes.

9:08 pm on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I noticed a few things. Last update, it seems like everyone's PR dropped a notch. It looks like everything bounced back this time. Secondly, the SERPS seem less driven by PR than they were before. More themes perhaps?
9:17 pm on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone seen movement in Google's image search?

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10:24 pm on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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ggrot,

I just spent several hours checking our new positions/keys and the themes we were working on pushing across the site 4-6 months ago (which never seemed to "stick" before or after the +20 penalty) are now pulling great ranks.

8:54 am on Oct 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I have one PR 6 site that was updated every two days or so in the weeks before monday 29th.
Last version I saw was a cache copy of the 29th.
Today(?) the cache has reverted to a version from oct 16th.
I just hope it's a temporary glitch...
2:56 pm on Oct 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Damian,

I uploaded a redesign of a site yesterday and Google has already picked it up........less then 24 hours!

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Happy to report I'm now also seeing a cache copy of oct 30th. Wow. Hope that means daily updates from now on..
10:26 am on Nov 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

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