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10:23 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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When do you expect the next update to begin?

Also, between each update, how many times (on average) does googlebot visit your site?

10:25 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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When do you expect the next update to begin?

A few days ago. :-)

11:08 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The update is bound to happen very shortly. It was this time last month, and last month was one of the latest we've ever seen it.
It seems that the update is now occuring in the first week of the month, as opposed to the last.
11:33 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Any time now. More discussion over here:

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1:02 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This seems strange to me. Last time the update was so late everybody was jumping around and screaming "why is there no update?" but this time nobody panics at all. This fact makes me think that there is something you all know and I don't know ;-) May it be that I didn't get some important information or smth. like this?
Or has the update taken place and I didn't recognize it? This can't be true!
Please tell me!
1:06 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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No update so far - I think everyone has come to the realisation that they can no longer accurately call the time of the update & are just sitting back patiently and waiting - as much as it sucks!
1:49 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well, we are panicking. Trust me on that one. With all the sweat that is dripping from some of the webmasters in anticipation of the next update you could create a second dead sea.
But as ericjunior pointed out, we've been there before and Brett is doing a great job in keeping the panick factor low. By splicing, splitting and generally managing all the threads on this board.
Go Brett, without you most of us would have lost the plot long time ago.

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Look at the Cassandra thread...there's ample anxiety awaiting the April update...
2:06 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hey Everyonee,

Yesterday several of my pages were coming up in the google serp's with fresh tags of april 4.

I am happy to say those are not present any more. I also searched google for "news" and did not see one fresh bot listing.

Good News ... hu ;-)

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2:17 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yes, freshbot took a break but came back last night.
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I'm still seeing April 4th fresh tags, rather than 5th as I would expect. This is the first time I've noticed it go out of sync in a good while, so I think the update is near.
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In light of the late update I wonder whether Google is planning a new surprise for us.
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>>In light of the late update

Did I miss something?
I thought the last update wasn't exactly out of the ordinary.

2:27 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My pages still have an April 4 tag today but not getting any tags on "news" either.
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>>My pages still have an April 4 tag today but not getting any tags on "news" either

LOL - I did exactly the same searches as you!

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Keep in mind that in relation to the last update, it really isn't late. It could be Google has simply shifted the week that the update will regularly take place.
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>>Keep in mind that in relation to the last update, it really isn't late

efinitely. Also, without a timetable it isn't possible for the update to be 'late' - it happens when it happens. I'm not one to get into a flap about when the update will be, I just keep an eye on it because it such a crucial and interesting time to see what Google thinks of any changes that have been made. Also in the days building up to the update there are loads of 404s in the index.

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I thought the last update wasn't exactly out of the ordinary

Last update was late.

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...and this update is going to be late too
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Well, if you want some words of support - we've been through the worst of it, it has to happen this week, by this time next week we'll have an updated index....how can a week hurt?
2:42 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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> This is the first time I've noticed it go out of sync in a good while, so I think the update is near.

I have seen that happen recently and I think that one of the lessons from the last couple of months is to be very careful with interpretations of what freshbot does and doesn't.

And welcome to WebmasterWorld, pixel_juice.

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Wow, great response.
I'm glad that I haven't missed the update because all my SEO colleagues would laugh about me for about 10000000 years ;)
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>>one of the lessons from the last couple of months is to be very careful with interpretations of what freshbot does and doesn't.

Hehe, showing 5th April now :)

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If Googleguy were to re-state his "y'all starting this update thread way to early", I think it might well induce a bout of panic and hysteria.
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jon I think in fact he already did. Early days of april, april 1st in fact I believe, he came here and said something to the extent of "it's too early to worry about updates, another one just happened a few days ago"

that's why I say it will happen closer to the 10th

everyone should get used to the fact that google has delayed the cycle about 12 to 14 days, it's not going to happen end of months again unless they rush the whole process 33% faster in one month.

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I saw the second y'all but that was almost a week ago.
Another repeat would provoke a bout of angst at this forum.
9:43 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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So what timeof day does google usually update.

<rant> I am soooo tired of the nightmares I have een having lately... please for the love of god pull the trigger :( I have had the pr0 dream and the entire site jacking dream too </rant>

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>Another repeat would provoke a bout of angst at this forum.

Depends on how the person is currently doing in the SERPs. If they are top 3 for all important keywords and keyword phrases, then they likely are in no hurry, given most of the potential is on the downside.

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5th and 6th fresh tags coming into serps now
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>>5th and 6th fresh tags coming into serps now

I did post several hours ago above that I'd seen 5th April tags.

>>Another repeat would provoke a bout of angst at this forum.

Lol, I can't believe so many people get so worked up over a few pages moving around a bit. Someone should start a new show... "coming now on pay per view! The google update LIVE...". We could do merchandising and everything ;)

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