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The backlinks that were lost in April by a competitor are still showing although some new ones have been added to our sites.
Here's hoping that a new update is happening but I don't think so.
I was definitely expecting to see another update, though. The rolling update thing just hasn't happened, apart from new sites/pages becoming permanent in the index without needed to go through an update.
I still think of backlink changes as the best indicator of an update, unless SERPs changed dramatically in a short amount of time, which so far they haven't.
Since Dominic Google has regularly dropped about 10% of my pages at any time (which pages changed quite frequently). Allinurl would show about 10% with URL but no title, no snippet and no cache.
Today for the first allinurl shows them all.
AOL for five days now has been showing results that are either cached, or from a data center that's not one of the nine that everyone commonly refers to.
I know because for the last five days, we have a site that's #2 on all nine data centers without fluctuation, but #17 on AOL (and oddly, in the AOL SERP's the position has fluctuated).
In the past we've noticed a lag of typically several hours in AOL's updates of Google's SERP's - but only several hours. This time, five days. So AOL is either importing data to their own servers and haven't updated the import in five days, or there's another data center they're pulling from, take your pick. Either way, never seen it before.
He did post before between Dominic and Esmeralda that Google was changing to a new system, but that he wouldn't be surprised if there was one more traditional update. That would have been Esmeralda. Thus we should be in a new era. However, what that era is like, and what should be expected, is unknown.
A shift in Serps.
New pages added.
Index page back as the first page showing on a search of the name of my organization.
Description taken from the meta description of each page rather than from any text on the page.
Whatever you want to call it,it looks good to me.
>GG needs to announce when they have shifted to continuous update mode.
He did post before between Dominic and Esmeralda that Google was changing to a new system, but that he wouldn't be surprised if there was one more traditional update. That would have been Esmeralda. Thus we should be in a new era.
I took googleguy's comments to mean that there would be one or more traditional updates after Dominic.
See msg #57 here: [webmasterworld.com...]
where googleguy says: "However, we're still in the transition period for this system, so I wouldn't be surprised to see a traditional update for a little while longer."
And msg #67 here: [webmasterworld.com...]
where googleguy says: "I would expect at least another update of the form where the crawl/index cycle finishes and then data centers are updated in the traditional dance."
I have been getting freshbot on the first two tiers of the site nearly daily until Wednesday. This past week, I was at the point where all my main entry pages were showing up in Google... now it looks like I am back to the initial site pages of late May... and googlebot is nowhere to be seen...
on the other hand... scooter is having some fun indexing like mad ;)
There will be one more traditional update, as we still haven't had one since GoogleGuy said there would be one. Google directory hasn't been updated in months.
Then rfgdxm1's theory of a continuous update, much like we are seeing now, will be the new google.
Still not stating 700 legit. links but they can all be displayed.
Still only PR1 despite links from 5's.
Happy that all will be sorted sometime.
I was doing pretty well in google up until about two weeks ago when my sight droped off of the first page and onto the second. The funny thing about it is that the title it is an old page title. It does not even match the title on the page it has cached. I am also patiently waiting for google to add the dmoz category when it displays my links.
Any thoughts on either two issues.
Things look pretty normal to me.
The problem is that over recent months, abnormal has become the new normal.
I would certainly be interested to know why my site ranks more highly on -CW (has done for a couple of weeks) and now -FI is doing the same. My limited understanding of the way Google works is that whilst transient differences between data centers are normal, static differences are not, therefore things are not normal (unless abnormal is the new normal).