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I'm seeing mild pleasant shuffling on the 184.108.40.206 (Octoberfest) datacenter.
If the results on 220.127.116.11 stick I'll be cracking open a bottle of Wurtzburger Hofbrau Pure Bavarian.
If the results on 18.104.22.168 stick I'll be cracking open a bottle of paracetamol.
What I do see is that the 22.214.171.124 DC returns 4,280 pages (lots of them supplemental9 for one of my domains 126.96.36.199 shows 901 pages. However, this difference is visible between .com and .se as well.
Where I see differences for my own sites, I like the 188.8.131.52 DC better. However, either the site: command is broken on that DC or Sandboxing is acting really strange there. Sites that show up pages with the link: command and for normal searches return nothing with the site:www.mydomain.com search.
Also, I see differences in the descriptions in SERPs between these two datacenters.
There is no update other than daily flux (but maybe its a little more eratic than normal). One interesting thing i notices was the sort order of the backlinks changed.
So, another limited update - whether you attribute this to glitch or filter is up to you. If your sites weren't hit in December you will barely notice this.
I wonder if those seeing "massive changes" have any commonality?
Looks to me as though authority sites are playing a bigger role, insofar as they have popped up a bit here and there, and are also helping the sites that they link to. May be true of hub sites as well.
A related guess is that those nofollow tags could conceiveably already be playing a role here, such that the balance has shifted away from sites that benefitted greatly by weak and/or dubious inbounds. (However, not sure that those tags could have an effect so fast.)
the difference in SERP result numbers seems to indicate the start of a minor update - no massive changes in results as before a real update, but then Ive seen them playing with a few indexes the last few days that did show massive number changes but they would only last an hour or so.
..are now abruptly vanished with this new set of results
Would seem my site, which has been an authority up until now, has been removed completely. Very odd - unique content and completely whitehat. No server downtime over the past month so I can see no reason why this might be, robots.txt is fine, and Googlebot is crawling the site at this very moment.
Perfect timing for me to hop on the MSN bandwagon.