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1:38 am on Mar 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I know this has been talked about before, but I thought this time is a little different:

Are there any good last minute things to do to your site right before an update? Say, add some fresh new content for example?

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Hmmm... add content as soon as it's ready.

On Saturday, adjusted content on a clients site (and a continuing process).

On Sunday Minty crawled it...

On Monday and Tuesday their traffic increased 20% then back to normal, today.

I suspect since new content is being add daily... two days increase, one day normal will become a trend until the next update.

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It is alway a good idea to add content. Content is king!

As soon as the update happens the deep crawler comes out. So get that new content up very soon.

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Yah, I would be ready for a new deep crawl to start very soon after the update starts.
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GG

Busy at the office tonight?

2:24 am on Mar 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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don't be caught out :o)

you don't want to be thinking next month "NOOO! if only i had done this last month :o( "

this is the time I work the most, no sleep for me tonight (unless the tranquilisers kick in :o)

Good luck everyone!

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Thats the ticket.

I did a little publishing today knowing full well the deep crawl was imminent. Looking ahead to the types of products that are used in April.

The web commerce business is just like the catalog business. Cut the purchase orders in August for the Christmas rush.
With Google though, you only have to market two months in advance. Plus the freshbot gives me a temporary reprieve for any ommisions.

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Always, Rugles. Always. :) You wouldn't believe how many people are walking around the googleplex at 2am. :)
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<-- You wouldn't believe how many people are walking around the googleplex at 2am

and we were lead to believe it was pigeons :o)

shame on you ;o)

Dazz

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Hey GG

Hire me and I will find out for myself.

No pressure of course, just a friendly suggestion.

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While the 'When's the update thread?' was going on, I've added over 80 pages to my website. Unique content.

I was busting my butt. I figured..."No update yet? Fine. Put up more content for the next crawl!"

Something to consider doing while waiting for the update.

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ScottM

That is exactly the way I treat it every month.
As soon as the endless "where is the update thread" starts, I am running around the office looking for things that need to be done. Between filling orders of course.

[edited by: Rugles at 2:50 am (utc) on Mar. 6, 2003]

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not all of us have the self control you do Scott ;)
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My SO was sitting around last month whining about not wanting to update her main site in time for the Deep Crawl.

She ended up taking the entire month re-doing the site a little bit at a time and just finished it up yesterday.

I practically took the month off by comparison.

Maybe I should add a couple of hundred more pages tonight?

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It's not about self-control. Time and time again GoogleGuy has suggested content is king. So has Brett himself...(or do I have that backwards..)

Anyway,

If content is king, and if every webmaster is hanging onto a 'when's the update thread'...heck...I'll call that a 'competitive advantage'.

Put up the content.

Make no mistake-it makes you 'Google-bulletproof'.