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I think I am stepping away from the computer right now.
Hey folks, what if EVERYBODY walk away from the computer?
Have you heard, Googleguy? EVERYBODY is going to walk away from the computer. NOBODY is going to notice if you push the update button...
Bye... bye...bye... ;) ;)
first things first... I was talking about the Dead, not the Stones:)
second, this post may have been poorly titled but, no where did I say 'update'.... maybe I should have said 'difference between', instead of 'movement'... because this morning, there were actual different SERP results in rankings in the terms I was looking at... meaning #6 on www, was now #4 on www3... you get me? I was also seeing not only a difference in rankings, but a difference in the number of results returned AND a difference in backlinks to other sites (though the only thing I saw on the link:www.yahoo.com was it switching from 657k to broken) ...so I'm not drunk, and I'm not an idiot, and after 5+ years doing this full time, I wouldn't have posted anything had I not seen a most definite change in SERPs... as far as 500 posts goes, that doesn't mean anything, other than you post a lot ....but just because you don't see a change right now doesn't mean I didn't see one this morning.
You're certainly no idiot, dogboy. Whether you write update, movement or difference between, a hundred post thread is pretty inevitable at this stage in the cycle. Some of us are intoxicated, but not by alcohol:).
The temporary change to zero backlinks was Google News, but I think it's about time for us all to go back to our non Google-watching lives for a while until it happens.
We have a saying here in the UK (maybe elsewhere too). A watched kettle doesn't boil.
But I am not watching the update.... I am watching www2 and www3 change from what they were, to something new. For some time now www, www2 and www3 were exactly the same. Today they are not. Depending on what you search for, not only the number of results have changed, but the actual rankings on the Serps have changed was well... if backlinks make you happy, great. For me, I start watching when my sites move position.
As far as I can tell, it goes: # of results change -> SERP ranks change -> backlinks update-> move to www -> revert back and forth a couple times -> settle -> a little everflux -> www,www2,www3 match up -> wait a few weeks -> repeat ->
...so if you wait until the big site's backlinks are updated, then you know that things are pretty much done. My very first post simply said: "just saw the first changes b/t databases" ...didn't say I saw an update... just a difference between databases
[edited by: dogboy at 10:46 pm (utc) on Oct. 30, 2002]
I am not familar with that. This is an old page I had neglected for quite some time and was optomized for Ink origonally (That might raise another question!) And if this is the phenonema you refer to why were the results only on AOL?
BTW: The new Stones song would be apt here " Baby don't stop"