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Having a CNN story about security or a short film rank before NFL for "superbowl" is a freaking joke. None of us own NFL or CNN so we can be unbiased. These results SUCK!
"I still do good at these DCs:
walkan check also these ones
that makes about 10 DC's
something must be cooking (i hope so)"
[edited by: walkman at 3:53 am (utc) on Feb. 7, 2005]
hope this update will not stick - it would be a joke. my site has been wiped out from the index.
I think there was a time when google would revert to an old update, but haven't seen them back up recently. With all the apparent complaints I wonder if they are able to anymore. They will eventually fix glitches if any but it might not be before the next update. It must be difficult to focus on your work in a company where all the employees became millionaires on the day of IPO (;
But seriously, be fair they have revolutionized the world and done a lot of good.
I do however appear in every other datacenter under good rankings, except the official one that I see when an average user searches.
Hopefully this will be fixed.
I'm not sure it's broke.....
I've done about 15 searches today on topics I'm not involved in, and have found less spam, more relevant results than I have since G was new and the 'hot' SE.
SERPs do look a lot more like MSN, but to me that's a good thing. I've noticed that I can now search for a related phrase, and G is smart enough to show results for the primary phrase.
Very interesting.... for those who lost position, hang tough. What we all know is that things change quickly.
The update isn't over. Its like being really hungry, smelling the food cooking and wanting to eat it while its still raw!
The taste is disgusting and very unsatisfying. I know its hard ... but just wait!
We'll know what has happened when the dust settles. In the meantime, you are just driving yourselves crazy!
A site I had worked on extensively completely disappeared in May of 2003. I did some minor adjustments, but nothing radical.
When the site came back, it came back with a vengeance, and was in the top five results for every keyword I wanted, and it's still in those top spots today.
Maybe, just maybe, the sites with real content and white hat SEO are going to spring to the top as they did for me almost two years ago.
Or maybe I'm going to win the lottery and buy my own island.
Hope this reaches you. I am a well-wisher of Google & was a fan....uptil now.
my website is online since 1999. for last 5 years, we have been on first page first site for our primary keywords.
But, now with this recent algo change of urs, we are nowhere.
This is simply NOT LOGICAL! I categorically state that, we have not spammed or used any technique which is called as black-hat.
In your race in rolling out new products, you have forgotten what your core competancy & responsibility is.
If this is the way you are gonna give importance to the quality of your algo, then I forsee Google going the Alta Vista way. I know many people have already said this before, but I just HAD to say this.
MSN picked the right time to enter the search engine war!
Just a few weeks ago there were only a few of us on here that were #*$!ing about Google. Now there seems to be hundreds! What do you all think of Google now? Are you all still PRO-GOOGLE?
Bring the heat MSN!
These 64.* serps have been around for the past 3 weeks but only on a few datacentres. They won't be the new results.
Let this play out, in the next 24 I think you will see the new serps, good or bad...
And for you all saying that msn's search is great - you must be fooling yourselves. Maybe your sites are ranking well, I say enjoy this while you can. Over the next two years (once your out, your out) you will see the spam drop out, MSN serps are amazingly spammy right now.
I do believe that msn is good for the search engine market as well as webmasters and site owners. If it weren't for msn and yahoo the impact of this would have been worse for us. Yes we diversify but still it isn't in comparison to the traffic google has supplied us.
The way I see it. If google drops out of the race, we are down to the 2. It would seem as if we would be no better off. Either yahoo or msn would take more market share. One change in the leader and many site owners and webmasters will be in the exact same boat.
Webmasters and sit owners, I think are better of with a third strong player. Sad thing in many markets, the third player has a hard time keeping up unless they come up with something new and add a new "category" to the market to where they can be #1 and get branded first before the competeition catches on.