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I was the one who was starting those. Things are so weird this update, and so uncertain, I dunno how useful such a thread would be in this case? If at the end of the dance the results are like they are now, this will be the most startling algo change Google ever did. I see some weird SERPs.
on a more serious note if the SJ is the new index it will be interesting to watch the Spam filters being turned on and the back link pressure poured in.
I must admit to being very disillusioned with this update.
A spammer that I reported and seemed to get cleaned up is back in with different sub-domains. They now have a few results on the front page, but yesterday they had most of the front page in -sj, so I am hoping that they are getting caught by the filter. They are more of a cloaking problem than a hidden text problem though. I will report them agazin if they are still there in a couple of days.
When I tried searching on -sj for things unrelated to my site, I would have to say that I was still able to find relevant information on all the searches. Many of them even compared favorably to www.
I sinking feeling that I am not going to be doing as well in this update as a couple of months ago, but I honestly don't have any problems with the update as a searcher.
No. The one that involves modifying the Hosts file to find out the new PageRank.
Think I found it using the site search here:
NOTE #1: I show 184.108.40.206 as the IP for www-sj.google.com
MOTE #2: DON'T play around with your hosts file unless you really, really know what you are doing.
[edited by: rfgdxm1 at 3:11 am (utc) on May 6, 2003]
I believe GG DID indicate that backlinks would still be slowly added back in and when I asked about a large number of pages I had crawled, he did indicate that if they had been crawled before they would probably be able to be included again in the future. He also did indicate for some that data may be included in the 'next iteration' (whenever that is) but where in that thread or otherwise did he indicate that new content would still be added to the -sj results for inclusion in this update? Some of you keep saying this is the case but I can't put my finger on a post that really says that.
Going to bed now. Hey, maybe I already am and this is a dream. One can hope.