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Most webmasters won't notice much change, but I wanted to give folks some advance notice. If your toolbar display changes a little up or down--don't panic. :) The change I mentioned, plus things like having more pages crawled in our index, can affect the toolbar display. As always, the traffic and conversions you get matter more than how many green pixels the toolbar shows.
Over the next few months, I think you'll see more emphasis at Google on scalable algorithms rather than responding to individual spam reports--please set your expectations accordingly--but we are also putting more emphasis on reinclusion requests from webmasters.
As always, I'll try to be around to answer questions and offer advice.. :)
GoogleGuy: " When you register a domain for the first time, you won't get the old links for free. You'll have to get them the old-fashioned way. :) "
Now this makes sense! Great work! This can only help create better, more relevant search results. Thumbs up! :)
This would change the whois, so would that mean that all the links we have earned as a domain would be lost because of the change in ownership even though it hasn't really changed hands at all?
But I can`t find the site when searching for the title or backlinks, just allinurl works. The site was formerly owned by a company who gave the domain up in june 2002 (we didn`t know that). It had 2 backlinks and PR 3 when we started. So could it be a case of the expired-domain-filter or banning? (No hidden links, text, images, ... on the site).
I can't imagine the technical hurdles needed to manage this but if you guys can get it to work (and I don't doubt you will), more power to you. Does this also mean that penalties on expired domains will not be automatically transferred to the new ownership?
Seriously though answering these peoples q's does go above and beyond, and with you guys being "the" game in town ...
Let's just say you certainly wouldn't have to do it
I'm especially interested in "typo" webpages for mispellings and if these are acceptable on a limited basis if they are directly related to the website's content.
When you register a domain for the first time, you won't get the old links for free.
I am curious about what happens to the ODP and Yahoo directory links - are they ignored, or?
Seems like even if you update them for the new owner, Google would have no way to know that.
Because .co.uk's have a lengthy detagged > suspended process they rarely have any PR when you eventually get your hands on them. It's then all down to the value of the domain name's constituent words and phrases or any business equity that it might carry that cause one domain name to have more value than another.
I've noticed that one of my .com's that I bought as an expired domain has slipped from first place for it's target search phrase to zillionth place. Could be any number of reasons for this though, so I'm not jumping to any firm conclusions. I don't care, anyway, it's all a game*.
*Unless all the websites I've ever worked on fall from their elevated position in Google - then I won't be happy :)
This is a problem because they're damned good domain names and it appears that the new inbound links are being swallowed up in the PR0 void.
Put another way, resetting the count is fair enough, but anyone in this position would need to know that the new links are actually going to be counted, else we may as well give up on those domains altogether.
JeremyL, we're using multiple sources of data stretching back to 2000 in order to cross-check. No one should get caught accidently.
Googleguy, pretty amazing stuff!
So every link has a "date-create-tag" behind it.
I suppose that will also help find Fresh stuff and adjust for bias against old content not receiving recent links.
similar stuff here:
Laird Breyer, for his project, Markovian Page Ranking Distributions: Some Theory and Simulations. This project examined various properties of the Markovian process behind Google's PageRank algorithm, and suggested some modifications to take into account the "age" of each link to reduce Pagerank's tendency to bias against newly-created pages.
Now I see just 1 way of "spammming", which is not penalized yet ... and most of webmaters uses it.
It is kink exchange ONLY for web engines - so not for useers ... I don't think user need 100 and more links pages with absolutely similar contant and just a few description to each link + it is very hard to get to it usually (small link anchor from bottom of home page - that's it).
Any thoughts on this matter?
Anyone can yell at me for this if this has been covered.
1> I design a site and get some major SEO in, I then link exchange the heck out of it, the correct way of course.
I have a PR of say 5-6 then I want to sell the site, as long as the domain does not expire this is no problem for the next owner right?
2> The only way to get a high PR site is to buy it as opposed to developing the SEO and PR myself?
So there is no harm in buying a high PR site as long as it has not expired right?