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Google Update Schedule Made Public!

   
5:03 am on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Each update of the Google databases costs $1.27 million. This is apportioned as:
$88,000 in staffing costs to initiate and supervise the 5 day operation
$26,000 to replace servers that fataly overload while calculating PageRank
$1,156,000 in additional bandwidth fees as webmasters watch the dance and repeatedly check their rankings for various terms and check their PageRank during the 5 day operation

At a board meeting in the Staff Canteen on 25th December 2002, it was agreed to reduce the number of updates from 12 to 9 per year, resulting in a saving of approximately $4 million per year. Proposals to reduce the number of updates to 6 per year were rejected.

The amended update schedule for 2003 will now be as follows:
January 14th 2003
February 27th 2003
April 2nd 2003
May 14th 2003
June 31st 2003
August 5th 2003
September 22nd 2003
November 5th 2003
December 24th 2003

5:12 am on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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lol, is this for real? what's the source...

so what this says is basically webmasters have a one million dollar a month google "drug" habit, heh

-aV-

5:19 am on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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ROFL ROFL ROFL :)
source=alcohol
was a pretty good new years eve!
seeing all those frustrated webmasters desperately waiting for the december update, i just couldn't resist another little prank ... :)
(gonna hide for a day or 2 ... maybe 3 ... just to give people time to get over the shock ...)
5:40 am on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Toooooogle funny!
5:49 am on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Let's floggle him!
7:19 am on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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June 31? Must be too much alcohol.
9:44 am on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Crazy Fool you don't need to hide. I don't think many people bought your prank.

Most webmasters here very well know that Google is simply waiting for a fresh dmoz RDF dump before they begin dancing. ;)

Happy new year everyone! Cheers!

10:44 am on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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what's a dmoz RDF dump?

And I bought the prank...but I just a baby in this biz, so you could tell me anything and I would believe you.

12:43 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww ... More Beer?
1:10 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I bought in to , you never saw my mouse move so fast to the print button, but then ..... a glimmer of reality set in, let's read on and see what others are saying.

I must admit this would be a great 4/1 joke and it wouldn't be a bad B'day present either in January.

1:22 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>At a board meeting in the Staff Canteen on 25th December 2002<< heheh -- Board Meeting at the staff canteen :) Great Stuff!