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Google December 2002 Update!

     
2:46 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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10:01 pm on Jan 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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aspdesigner, you have just answered an ongoing question for me! Thanks.. I've always wondered why AOL shows up like that in my stats.. it's kind of annoying , as it distorts the 'unique visits' stats a bit!
1:05 am on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Gees I had a site online for 4 days and it is in this update at number 3 for the 2 search strings that I was after. No back links showing or PR for the site but it is showing up on the search Awesome. Now that is service ......
2:50 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I thought it was over but today my site moved from no.2 to 1 on main keyword, hmm strange but ok.

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3:14 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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SlyOldDog,

In reference to your post #292, I wouldn't be too concerned that you will get penalized for having a white background, blue tables and white text. That is exactly what Google itself has when you run a search. The results come back with a blue table where Results 1-10 of about 5,370,000. is displayed.

Are you guys sure that the listings are finalized? I see 2,030,000 results on www3 and 2,080,000 results on www for one of my search terms.

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3:25 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That is exactly what Google itself has when you run a search

Don't count on it... Google doesn't penalize itself... I would play it safe and change the color scheme. Why risk it?

3:28 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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lazyz - I don't really find reversed text as a risk. Even if it goes to a hand review they will quickly see that it isn't a problem.
5:31 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The problem isn't it going to a hand review. The problem is if it doesn't go to a hand review and just gets caught, undeservedly, in an automatic filter.
7:18 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Korkus -

I suppose you are correct taking into account that Google only finds hidden text by site review and not by a spider. SPAM paranoia... There are so many "do's and dont's", I tend to be over-safe.

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Better to be safe than sorry!
2:14 am on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I got spidered by google yesterday on my not yet PR'd but slightly indexed (a dec 11th spidering of 4pages) site. This new spidering got 50 pages.

So... A spidering on Jan 7th.... part of this one, or the start of the next?

9:25 am on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Google Guy,

Reported the spam\multimirrorsites\hidden text again as suggested by you (see post 289).
Still nothing done.
I had high hopes...ah well. Not a lot I can do is there?

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