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I haven't seen others comment on changes in the past 48 hours, so I've been (pleasantly) surprised that there was movement post-crawl.
GEE has been going on since last October. The big difference has been the rate and number of updates to sites. From what I've seen, it started out as only affecting the pr8's and ups. The bar for who and what gets updated has slowly been coming down this year.
If this keeps up, and the bar keeps lowering, will we'll eventually see a constant updating process?
There are now two Google's. Daddy Google is the one who crawls the web and recalculates Page Rank once a month. The calculation of PR is done on the basis of the crawl, in effect this is true PR based on the entire www [or Googles perception of it, which is pretty much the same thing lately!].
In steps Junior Google, he is the little fella looking for the new stuff. I visualise Junior Google as being a seperate dB whose results are "injected" into the main SERP's. Google's achilles heel has always been their slow update cycle, 60 days to find and *rank* new content is simply too long on the fast moving www. Their solution, imho, is to add new sites between update cycles and guess the PR.
From my experience the temporary PR allocated new sites is simply -1 of the highest ranking page that links to the site. This will only work for new sites, if the site is established and has a PR allocated then this won't change even with a between update addition of a high PR link inwards. When Daddy Google does the PR calculation the new site will be given a real PR, this can be and usually is less than the temp PR.
There is mileage to be made with a stratagy tagetted at getting a temp PR if you believe that this will be higher than the "real" PR.
nicely worded theory.
I have heard people mention in earlier threads that when adding links to new pages from "what used to be Fresh" pages, your new pages appear in Serps shortly after (and sometimes only for three days).
Sadly, I have a low PR6 "Fresh" index page for which this does not work.
Have you experienced this phenomenon been triggered from a certain base level PR?
I would guess this continous dancing would only occur for non-competitive search queries, as the new pages would have way to little referring links to rank anywhere decent?
Then again, perhaps I look too deeply into it:-)
In steps Junior Google, he is the little fella looking for the new stuff. I visualise Junior Google as being a seperate dB whose results are "injected" into the main SERP's.
NFFC, that doesn't sound far off from the PFI engines injecting pages as they're included. If that's in place, it plants a seed of suspicion of the possibility of Google maybe going the PFI route sooner or later.
I wouldn't read anything into it, it's the only way they can try and freshen up the index. It takes a month to crawl the web and recalculate PR, it will probably always take that long, they had to do something as they where losing the freshness battle. Even now AV and Fast are adding and updating quicker, it's nice to see Google have a fight on their hands.