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Google December 2002 Update!

   
2:46 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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STARTED!
6:02 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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OK, How about Dec 1st as All Googles Day.We could have a Googlefest,do the Google Dance drink GoogleBot. We could meet at GoogleGans with a special appearance by GoogleGuy passings out google hats and google pads while we all sing the google blues.
Then we could create the GoogleFoo Forum to talk about all the Googlepoo. :) :)

Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year Everyone

6:04 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Sorry ... must be the update flux between the different data centers in germany/europe. I searched google using another proxy and also get the new backlink number for yahoo.com.

Hmm ... how many german google data centers are there?

6:04 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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RE: Holidays

Lets not forget the American favorite - Groundhog's Day. If he sees his shadow it means no updates for six more weeks. :-)

6:05 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Sorry, dont know. But here in Germany it seems like everything is ready.
6:12 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Googleguy, I got a TON of traffic from Google on Picasso's birthday, so thanks a million (well, thanks 45,000) for those visitors. Since you ask, here are some other birthdays of famous artists that would be fun to do up a logo for:

Michelangelo Buonarroti - March 6
Vincent van Gogh - March 30
Leonardo da Vinci - April 15
Salvador Dali - May 11
Rembrandt - July 15
Andy Warhol - August 06
Claude Monet - November 14
Henri Matisse - December 31 (yesterday - doh!)

...and these artists were born 100 years ago this year:

Barbara Hepworth - January 10, 1903
Mark Rothko - September 25, 1903
Walker Evans - November 3, 1903
Joseph Cornell - December 24, 1903

6:12 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It will take a few days for everything to finalize. Enjoy your New Year's Day, everyone.. :)
6:13 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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What has to be finalized? In Germany everything is the same since the update has started. what could change in the next hours and days?
6:15 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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New here...I've just been waiting to see if my site is indexed for the first time..when I type in www.mysite.com in the search box, a page comes up of mine...but when I click on find web pages that link to the site...I get this wierd string link:asthx3UBFmcC:mysitename.com/ - did not match any documents...can someone explain what that means?

Am I indexed?

6:16 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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P.S. Christo - June 13. That might make a great logo.
6:17 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Wow, I'm learning all sorts of holidays here. I think January 6th is a little too early. Jan 26th might be a little too early too, but I'm glad to know about that one!

How about - February 2, Groundhog's Day?

6:24 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The backlinks to this forum have gone down more than 400! (from 2170 to 1740).
Is its popularity on the wane? :) :)

[edit]changed a typo[/edit]

[edited by: WebWalla at 6:33 pm (utc) on Jan. 1, 2003]

6:33 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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WebWalla
Perhaps those webmasters got banned! :)
6:35 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)



does this means that google has finished deep crawling the websites? or there are yet more to go?
6:44 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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moderators: my friend told me that there is a mistake on this forum - mesage nubmer 31 is MY message but peterdaly is named as authoR! how could this happen?:)

here is again MY message :

troels nybo nielsen: i think that my approach is killing me..i am too sentimentally attached to my old domains whcih are pr 0.
i taught my freind who is in the same biz like i am and he is now in top of google results!TOP,major keywords.and he isnt in dmoz!

i stil lknow all the "tricks"..jsut i didnt have the guts to "start brand new" new..well with new year 2003 i will!
--------------------------

it is msg number 31 in this thread and it is credited to peterdaly..can someone fix this? thanks.

6:46 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)



I knew if I rolled out of bed and put on my GoogleDance 2002 T-shirt that the update would start :)

Looks like WWW1 is showing the new SERPs already, its been holding steady for awhile. Will Everflux now be evident on WWW1?

Happy New Year Everybody!

6:48 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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JonB
Brett posted about that above
sorry about that - many posters, many readers, many editors, 1 moderator, and one admin were manipulating the post at the same time - the system got confused momentarily.
6:48 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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No, actually not competition... ran across this in a test pattern... thought that google would take action on them, and they didn't... now this update they have expended 20 fold in listings... this is just an example to "lowering value" in the listings... this one uses all sorts of phrases to pile in, many in the entertainment and retail levels. If you notice, there are about 50 domains involved, 200,000 listings each... 10 million pages.

Tell me your search results are not affected as a result? That is three tenth of a percent of ALL listings in ALL of google.

Hopefully this is just an interim step in the dance, and that this obvious cross link spam / scam will get dropped in the final results.

Alex

7:00 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I gotta quit lookin at this stuff. You guys are driving me nuts and I don't do this stuff for a living. Good results thus far;)
7:03 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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THANKS GOOGLE! I LOVE YOU GOOGLE!

My new site is UP! But the data seems to be crawl on very beginning of the month.

7:03 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Dont you have something better to do than pick on someone HELPING to clean up a major spammer?

Not yet, I'm waiting for a dns to transfer so I can do some final uploading. But, while I'm waiting I thought I'd join in and offer some friendly advice.

If that someone wants to help to clean up a major spammer, Google has official procedures in place to do so. This forum is not the place to clean up Google spam.

7:18 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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i have new sites which are coming up in the top ten today during the google dance for my keywords in data center one and two. does this mean when the dance is over with that is most likely where they will be?
7:35 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This a bit like the twilight zone... every time I refresh this thread there are fewer posts. Down to 112 a minute ago.
7:36 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>Date off

It is the December update. That gives us a perfect dozen for last year.

quick note: per the strongest tos line there is, any linking in messages to raw adult sites will result in membership and ip ban. it's the one issue we have zero tolerance on.

7:55 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)



GoogleGuy wrote:

Stefan, rfgdxm1, people who thing that lots of keyword density really help them are welcome to think that. I don't think it helps that much. I wouldn't worry Stefan.

I don't have the slightest idea what the keyword density is on my pages, and I don't spend any time optimizing for keywords except to make sure that the topic of the page is in the title and in the page's headline or subhead. Yet many of my pages are #1 for their keywords or at least in the top 10, even for keywords and keyphrases that yield thousands of Google search results.

This may sound simple-minded (and like blatant sucking up to Google), but if you run an information site or even a commercial site that isn't built around a handful of keywords, there's a lot to be said for just providing Google with easily digestible "spider food" and trusting good writing techniques to take care of things like keyword density. (To put it another way, breaking documents into logical sections and using descriptive titles and subheads isn't just good for the reader--it's also likely to be rewarded by Google.)

Here's something else to keep in mind: If Google is like many well-run technical companies like 3M and Microsoft, it doesn't just hire people with mainstream technical job skills. I'll bet it also hires very smart people from obscure academic specialties and finds ways to put their noncommercial knowledge to work in a Googlesque context. Consider the hypothetical example of a computer-savvy English major who wrote his Ph.D. thesis on "Determining the Authorship of Shakespearean Sonnets through Comparison of Word Patterns and Rhythms." He gets his Ph.D. from Stanford and has two job offers: one as an English instructor at Eastern New Mexico State for $30,000 a year, and the other as a well-paid researcher in Google's labs, where he'll be able to use his academic expertise to help Google determine page relevance by analyzing keyword density in the context of natural sentence patterns. If I were running Google, I'd be hiring people who could do things like that. And since the people at Google are smarter than I am, I'll bet they thought of this long before I did. :-)

Bottom line: When Google says "Do what's natural," it's reasonable to assume that Google has ways to measure what's natural and what's phony.

7:57 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)



unfortunately my programmers werent able to mask the "?" in the dynamic page urls (query strings i suppose) in time and even though the page content has been optimized the pages have dropped in the SERPS Could the? be the culprit? (BTW I can see the? in the URL listed by google)
8:11 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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happy new year.
thank you google.
my site was added this crawl.
(c:
8:12 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>Stefan, rfgdxm1, people who thing that lots of keyword density really help them are welcome to think that. I don't think it helps that much. I wouldn't worry Stefan.

I'll concede that this isn't everything. I was confused by a buggy keyword density analyzer. However, if you add to KWD also having the keyword in the domain name, or second best the URL, it does seem to help quite a bit.

8:08 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Some of my new sites show a no listing in www. but show listings in www2 and 3. Is the update complete?

My other site that has been in for years is showing all listings the same on all www's

Is the update still going on?

:)

8:12 pm on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The update has just begun. Wait 5 or 6 days for final results.
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