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I hope we are not entering a new phase of ridiculous results. Don't the engineers at Google have something better to do than to give us all ulcers just before Christmas. Have they never seen the "Grinch" movie.
Essentially, deja vu all over again, meaning this -in datacenter has to catch up with the others in terms of re-adding sites, while the other datacenters may have to catch up with it in terms of the algorithm.
-in is not showing something slightly different, it is something dramatically different.
I see the same results from -in on several of the datacenters and -in is actually one of the datacenters showing better results for our keywords (not just my site). We have been jumping between #7 and #37 for our most common keyword phrase between each of them.
Also, for our most commonly used keywords, spam has never been a major issue. Most of the sites there are very clean. The most commonly used "cheat" I guess would be websites using second k2k3k4.com domain that redirects to a branded domain. None of these sites are back.
I see plenty on -in & elsewhere. Repeated anchor for days. They haven't budged throughout this whole fiasco. That's why I knew the anchor text filter theory was bogus.
Here comes the other shoe & it's a steel-toed boot to the teeth from where I'm sitting.
I've been suffering from Other Shoe Syndrome for several weeks now. I mentioned it in a Marcia thread I think.
Status update: Full Blown Outbreak now occuring in Real Time. Anyone know of a cure for this type of SE induced malody?
Also, can anyone provide an explanation as to why it's useful to searchers to have a couple of sponsored results, plus Adwords, plus Froogle results, and a results list full of 'price comparison' sites and Amazon/Yahoo stores on one page? It's the Web quivalent of opening a magazine and having multiple inserts and subscription cards fall on the floor in front of you. We all accept that Google has to maximize the revenue it generates from its SE results, but destroying the editorial product is not the way to do it.