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Some competitive cats change with each reload

Did someone else notice randomiced results?

     
3:46 pm on Nov 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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One of the cats we monitor, a very, very competitive Spanish keyword, is changing every time we reload. Accessing www.Google.com from UK or Spain, some times it has 142,000 results, and top 10 sites include blank pages, a Web appliance configuration screen, and a site without domain name (just the ip address). Some times it has 172.000 links, and it shows last month top ten sites.
Finally, sometimes, it shows 6,660,000 results, with more or less the same top results than past month. www2.google.com shows 6,660,000 results, and last month top ten results.

Other cats do not change at all, no mater how many times we reload, and the results are identical to those at www2.

11:25 pm on Nov 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The numbers are estimates.

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11:31 pm on Nov 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>estimates
Fair enough, doesn't explain the vast changes in ranking though.
12:02 am on Nov 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi Brett,
>The numbers are estimates.

It is not only the numbers, the results also change with each reload, accordingly with the numbers, from good quality to complete junk results. Is a very popular word, probably one of the most competitive spanish word, and itīs jumping from 6,660,000 results to 142,000 results. When it is listing 142.000 sites, the results are pure, absolute, junk.

It happens with only that very special keywords, not with the complete index.

We have been monitoring that keyword every 30 miuntes since 30/10/02, and the "corret" results only are up 25% of the time.

35% of the time it only list 142.000 sites, and the results are pure junk: the top 10 sites are sites whitout a domain name (only the ip), sites with "Fireworks Splice HTML" as the only text on it, and control panel sites whith a "Personalize Your Home Page" title on it.

That is unusual, to said the lest.