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2:36 pm on Mar 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Not sure if this has been posted yet. Another highly visible article about someone's disappearance from GG.

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10:37 pm on Mar 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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According to this article Larry Page said

"We're..acting in the interest of users..that half that goes up will be happy but not say anything"

Hee Hee:

I've always been a fan of pseudo-mathematics!

Let's say you pull the top 100 in the serps, and sink them to oblivion (e.g. into the mid position.) Then the new top half of the serps goes up by 100 and the bottom half, er, down by 100.

Give or take a few decimal places, what's gone up, has indeed gone down! 50/50, seems absolutely fair to me.

Pure genius, and up goes the Adwords revenue too, because the decent sites are now off the radar!

Whooa!

p.s. I'm sure Larry's maths is better than mine, maybe he was having an off day :)

11:04 pm on Mar 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Take a look at the domain mentioned in that news report, and the SERP they give that the site owner is whining about which it no longer ranks well for. That this site is buried deep down and that SERP is exactly where it belongs. Poor baby.
1:07 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Got to agree with rfgdxm1,

The site mentioned is pure trash and the SERPS for the phrase are pretty relevant. I'd say Google is better at weeding out the spam.

It's the people with those types of sites that have no clue who most often appear after an algo update crying about their site being gone and the SERPS suck.

It seems the only people who think the SERPS suck are are webmaster who have lost sites.

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Google is actually useless when it comes to searching for travel info. Getting that site out of the serps is like taking a pebble off a beach.
2:10 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Now that is funny!

I wonder if the reporter even bothered to go check out the site.

3:29 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And he has only one 4+ PR site linking to it - besides his own. Not exactly an authority.

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10:57 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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my 3 year old niece could come up with a better site design than that.... blindfolded ;)
11:04 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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my 3 year old niece could come up with a better site design than that.... blindfolded ;)

This is fun!

How 'bout this:

My as yet unborn child could do this, using morse code by tapping barely audible HTML instructions to the nurse with his feet from within the womb.

12:21 pm on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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His uppermost meta tag is a bit weird too.
 

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