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8:24 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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steveb, I believe the 64.x.x.x data center has the change, but I'm not positive. We use different terminology inside Google. :)

Powdork, I'm not sure if you'd call it an update exactly (different algorithms play more of a role than different data). But I'm guessing the change will probably roll out over the course of the weekend.

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GG made good point - we keep talking about updates like in the past (when new data/sites added) when these most recent updates have been changes to the way Google ranks sites (algorithm changes).

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Yep, seems a slight change in the Algo - nothing major.

Some sites up, some sites down.

Slight relaxation on the OOP perhaps.

Googlebot had a good crawl a couple of days back so hopefully this data will be added soon(ish).

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Yah. I usually say change instead of update; it's a little more generic but more accurate, if that's possible.

P.S. Powdork, not positive if I remember your site correctly, but if I do then you should be happier. We really do listen to the feedback that people give us, I promise. :)

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Nice to hear from you GG.:)
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Good to be back. Although I am wondering a little about what I'm doing at 12:37 a.m talking to my WebmasterWorld friends from my desk at work. :)

Ah, that's right. I'm waiting for this here program compile to finish.

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Puttin' in a lil' "OT" at the "Plex" are ya.
8:48 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes, don't want to jinx anything at this early stage.:)
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GoogleGuy, Do you eat work and sleep at google? Also i see the new serps are live on AOL. Are you looking for any feed back? I'm not seeing any spam!
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"Are you looking for any feed back? I'm not seeing any spam!"

That's the kind of feedback I like to hear. :) But if you do see some, feel free to drop me a spam report. You can use "austinupdate" until Brett and the mods decide if this change is worth a name. :)

Come to think of it, I am getting a little sleepy.

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I wonder if a pr update is coming as well.Haven't noticed any yet.
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cabbie, I believe that for the time being the visible PR and backlinks changes happen at a slightly different frequency.
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Definitely a significant increase in anchor text value this time. Too bad. I'm seeing the return of a few heavily seo'ed, low content, piffle domains that pretend to be on the topic, rely heavily on off-topic links, and have zilch authority.

Not a huge change though. Mostly just adding two lame results per ten good results.

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ok.Thanks GG.:)
hey did you see the thread in the supporetrs forum about "google for dummies"
[googlestore.com...]
And click on the "enlarge photo"
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That doesn't seem quite right, cabbie. :) I'll alert them that someone switched the Big image and the little image.

markus007, we removed the need to do that -asdfasdq stuff, so I'd just leave it off altogether. site:domain.com will give you a pretty fair estimate. I think adding the -sadfasdfq stuff makes the server go partway through the index before it says "Wait a minute. That's a nonsense word!" So it's basically nondeterministic depending on which nonsense word you add. I'd just use site: and not worry about it. :)

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