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i couldn't understand but it was strange

with the google listing as it changed thrice in just 1.5 minutes

     
11:39 am on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hi all,
today a strange thing happened while i was searching on google. i searched for my keyword and find my page on the first page of google result. i refreshed that page and searched again it was there with total number of results 88,40,000. i was very happy to see my page, as it was the first appearance of webpage on first page of google for this particular keyword that i was targetting.

then i opened another IExplorer window and searched the same keyword on google.com. this time the result changed with total number of results 79,00,000 and my webpage was not on the first page.

i was surprized,opened the IExplorer again to check, this time the total number of results were 80,40,000 and my page was not on the first page of google.

this all happened in 1.5 -2 minutes. i never had such experience with google.

what are the posibilities of such changes.

if anyone please help me to know what exactly could have happened.

thanks
navdeep

[edited by: Marcia at 11:45 am (utc) on May 25, 2004]

12:17 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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i was very happy to see my page, as it was the first appearance of webpage on first page of google for this particular keyword that i was targetting.

This is nothing strage. You've only witnessed Google updating the webpage databse for the keyword you're searching for. Your site may see frequent rank changes during this time. New site(included in SERPS for the first time) may enjoy good rankings for 3-4 days after being picked up for the first time eventually to be dropped to the place they deserve.
However the site can also be sandboxed after first appearence if it enjoys abnormally stong backwords links and PR.
Enjoy the Google dance Navdeep pahji!
:>)

12:25 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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webnewton,
first of all give me your location and identification and secondly, this webpage of my site is on first page for other targeted keywords.and the ranking is very well stabled from last 2 months.

this has happened for this particular keyword. this
is one of the competitive keywords that i was targetting.

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Lol, not even 20 minutes of fame ;)
Are you maybe behind some kind of proxy? This can also effect results.
12:56 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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navdeep.

Relax and calm down. I think there is no need to ask for ID and strip someone down to his underwear.

We are here to help eachother. What you experienced is that you got information from different datacenters which happened to be updating at the same time as well.

Out of my experience the datacenters I am connected to mostly update heavily around eastern usa time midnight (GMT-4).

Hope this helps you

1:24 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You're right on the point Mars. Before Florida when Google permited us to see all the datacenters results together such sight was common.
2:04 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Personally, I believe that Google are using multiple algorithms and rotating them throughout the day. There are two main reasons for this:

1. It allows them to test several 'tweaks' at once and judge results against each other in the same time-frame.
2. It stops webmasters being able to work out the top ranking factors and abusing them. It means that a website has to have an all over approach rather than spamming the top factors of the algorithm which gives more relevant results. (Okay, it's supposed to anyway.)

I started a thread on this a while back, can't find it now, can anyone remember it?

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well I get connected to different datacenters from different pc's all the time. Even on the same PC when I do a search by using the deskbar and a search on the google homepage (or toolbar) I get different results.

This generally is the case in this daily update periods when freshdates are added in the results.

3:10 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Here's another possible explanation. You search for a keyphrase, and Google gives you some results. You immediately search for the same keyphrase. If I was Google, I would take this as a sign that you were not happy with the relevancy of the original results. So, I would give you some different results.

But that's if I was Google, and I'm not.

6:35 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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But that's if I was Google, and I'm not.

That's a good notion, pity it doesn't seem to be what Google are doing. If Google paid more attention to what webmasters are suggesting to them rather than what spammers are doing to them they'd be heading in the right direction.

10:06 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>webmasters are suggesting to them rather than what spammers are doing

Is this the pot calling the kettle black?