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So it looks like we had a "rare" Saturday update, only two previously in recent history. Now we need an ultra rare Tuesday update to round out the statistics :)
I guess its impossible to use things like the "wayback machine" to figure out Google activity in earlier years eh? It's something you have to observe in real-time or its all just a guess otherwise?
Maybe oneday there will be an ex-google employee who can give us deeper insights into their past. I know more was learned (and hacked) about AOL with ex-employee than was ever learned before about their internal structure.
Is anyone watching the 2003 Google wishlist to see if they are headed towards any of that?
Hit number 1 for my main term. PageRank up from 5 to 6, backlinks from 110 to 220.
To say I'm pleased would be a massive understatement.
Thanks everyone for all the posts that have helped.
For Some of my site(s) ... toolbar indication is in and out!
Also only a few pages are crawled although all the pages are interlinked properly.
One of my forums, only static pages are indexed but not the forum pages, the forum script is written in cgi...but none of the pages are indexed which are a part of forum?!
Is there any changed criteria for google to index forum pages?
A quick question. During this update, a search of my back links shows that Google seems to have dropped all internal links (ie searching using the link: command on www gives all links including internal, whereas on www2 and www3 it anly counts and lists external) Is this a change in Google's methods or merely part of the update process?
It might be that your PR has dropped below the threshold, around PR4.
Markus, even worse, I missed the existance of www-cw :), I really have missed a lot this month, that'll teach me to find time to visit ww, when did www-cw appear?
kwburke, the Google Directory uses the Open Directory RDF dump which has had problems. Once you're in the Open Directory though, the link from the DMoz.org should be credited after one or two updates.
Made In Sheffield and ideavirus, for the sites we host the deep crawl started for PR7 sites about 72 hours after the previous update began, then a little later for lower PR sites.
ideavirus, the Toolbar is prone to switch back and forth for a few days during the update, (hence the term 'Google Dance'). You might like to start a thread about cgi indexing after things settle.
Jon_King, you can put the link posted by getvisibleuk in your hosts file in Windows, or in your named config if you're on Linux.
Kennyh, links from pages with 4 or higher to pages with 4 or higher should be counted; are the internal pages listed at all?
On a separate question - does Google 'edit' dmoz categories? I only ask because I've had a dmoz listing since November but so far nothing in Google Directory.
Not one change on a single site, and they've all been doing so well on the up and up every month but this update? OK at least the PR & SERP's haven't gone > but no change at all on any site. Is anyone one else in the same situation? I can feel the paranoia setting in.
One more question, when one views the new database on www2 or 3, would these rankings reflect the unknown PR to come?
In other words you could make a guess at the eventual PR by knowing the category well enough to predict what PR is needed for what rank?