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1:34 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My site which came back on december 26 update, seems to have disappeared again on this data center [216.239.53.99...] . Its notwhere to be found even in allinanchor, allintitle etc? I see majot change on that data center, is this a new update?
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<---Isn't this misrepresentation of my brand or something?--->

Legally, I can not imagine that Google is violating any law, but it is absolutely ridiculous. If the Goal of Google is to have a great search experience for the user, shouldn't the user expect to get the "Coca-Cola" website when they search for it.

I sell products and services on this particular site and it is a legal registered trademark with the USPTO. I have a loyal following and I get a lot of searches to my brand name. If Google wants users to have a good experience, they should ensure that the domain people are looking for goes to the top of the query.

Vent -> I am really sick of the power Google holds over webmasters. Everything from design to wasting countless hours on issues like this. I hope MSN kicks their butt in the next couple of years. And I believe they will. They always win!

9:26 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The darn update isn't even done yet and everyone is up in arms.

I wish G would do these offline and then throw the switch

9:41 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This morning I was out of SEPR. My site was only to be found on about 15 DCs. Now I am only in 216.239.53.104, 66.102.7.104 and 66.102.7.99.
I have the sad feeling that this SEPR are spreading all over. The results are really bad for me, my site is noware to be found even for his name. How relevant are these results?
Im just upset

[edited by: Kangol at 9:45 pm (utc) on Feb. 7, 2005]

9:44 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey Guys, since Saturday, my web site has been going in and out of google every 20 minutes. Since I believe thursday and friday, I was in there with great ranking. Now when its in, my ranking is awesome, but then all of a sudden, every 20 minutes its completely out. Has this happened to anyone else?
9:59 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The darn update isn't even done yet and everyone is up in arms

It's done enough for me to know that there are either major complications at Google, or that they had a plan change and the best relavancy is no longer as important.

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Does anyone have an idea:

- why google is making these updates always "live" and not in the background and than, when finished, displaying it to the surfers? I think it is not really nice for the normal surfer if they do not find what they are looking for! The results re crazy. In my business we have different categories. For example: blue widgets, hot widgets, no widgets. And normaly if you enter hot widgets in google, the no and the blue widgets are never listed. But now if you enter hot widgets, you can see hot, blue and no widgets on the first site in the serps.

I don't know why it is so difficult for google to make their updates in the background and not to show such bad serps to the surfers....

10:12 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have new results on

216.239.37.99

My project was in the Sandbox, after Allegra I jumped with my keywords from 200-500 to 20-50.

Now I have the positions 5-15 on this Datacenter.....

10:16 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am seeing better results on 216.239.37.99

looks like the "not finding the url" problem has been eradicated for the urls I am checking

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I have new results on: 216.239.37.99

Yep, ditto. A search on my company name has been coming up #4 lately, with sites that link TO me coming in ahead of me, but that DC has things in proper order (for me, at least).

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baron13,

Probably because there is no way to do a small run that would be representative of the full population, where the "population" is the billions of web pages that Google has. So anything they try in a microcosm (in the background), would have very little chance of scaling up to the real search universe because the keyword statistics of the microcosm population would have very little resemblance to the real search universe.

So instead, they probably run multiple tests in parallel, with different versions of the algorithm on different data centers. Analyze what works best, cross populate it to the other servers, and keep doing this until they get something they "like".

The behavior being seen is very much like that of doing a genetic algorithms run. If you want more info, just punch "genetic algorithms" into Google and start reading.

Wild speculation on my part of course.

10:23 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm out of the sandbox at these DCs...

66.102.7.104
66.102.7.105
66.102.7.147
66.102.7.99

Stuck in the sandbox at the rest.

10:24 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Someone said:

It's done enough for me to know that there are either major complications at Google, or that they had a plan change and the best relavancy is no longer as important.

Maybe, maybe not.

10:27 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"216.239.37.99?"

nope. Still no luck there. Maybe my site's info is still being tranferred :) from here:
[66.102.7.104...]
[66.102.7.105...]
[66.102.7.147...]
[66.102.7.99...]

[216.239.53.99...]
[216.239.53.104...]

[edited by: walkman at 10:33 pm (utc) on Feb. 7, 2005]

10:31 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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216.239.37.99 seems to be the most updated ( more pages) of all the DC's. What's even more cool is that my sites which were wiped out in allegra seem to be back in. Damn, i hope it sticks!
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216.239.37.99 seems to be the most updated ( more pages) of all the DC's. What's even more cool is that my sites which were wiped out in allegra seem to be back in. Damn, i hope it sticks!

I 2nd that!

10:42 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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216.239.37.99 is certainly an interesting one at the moment. My site that dropped heavily is showing up better than it was before the start of this update there. It is not a simple roll back though as there are other sites in the mix that weren't there pre-allegra.
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>> 216.239.37.99 seems to be the most updated ....

Those results are sooooo messed up its unbeleivable!

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216.239.37.99

That one I like got my domain name back for the first time.

11:05 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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" [216.239.37.99...] "

is anyone else doing bad (the same as today /yesterday) at this DC? Nothing changed on site of mine, that matters. Seems like the sandbox for a way too old site with plenty of links. All the link pages are ahead of me for "domain-com". I'm throwing in the towel for a day or two. I can't take this anymore.

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walkman,

the results on that data center are changing every few minutes

this update is far from done by the look of things

(it seems) i myself have been guilty of prejudging this update

give it another shot in 10 mins

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No I have new results on this Datacenter and I lost lots of positions (but I think Im still out of the sandbox).....

But

"-sdfsdfq -ddsf -dsfsqdf -dqdfqsdf -dqfsdfqsd -sqdfqsd -sdfsdqfqsdf -sqdfqsdfqs -qsdfqsdf -sdfsqdfqsdf -sqfqsdfqsd -sdfqsdfsq -sdfqsdfsdf -qsdfqsdf"

shows better positions......

11:11 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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[216.239.37.99...] that DC just reverted back to old crap. My sites gone again.
11:13 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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216.239.37.99

Reverted back. Hope it was a peek at the future.

11:14 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Skippy - I concur!
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"http://216.239.37.99 that DC just reverted back to old crap. My sites gone again. "

Minute by minute coverage: tune in to Webmasterword.com
I know we look pathetic and some here are probably thinking it, but this is our livelyhood. This is similar to having a grocery store and the main road leading to it got flooded. Google is that road to us.

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[216.239.37.99...]

Yay, when I search for my domain.com I'm number 1. Surely this is how it should be?

Come on Google do the right thing, you have had your playtime, now let's get to work.

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Yeah I am seeing some further movement there, but partly because the daily update of new cached pages has just taken place as well. Exciting stuff isn't it?!
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I know we look pathetic and some here are probably thinking it, but this is our livelyhood. This is similar to having a grocery store and the main road leading to it got flooded. Google is that road to us.

My question is...how on earth can you stand to live like that? Having your livelhood resting in the hands of an entity over which you have no control is (IMHO) madness.

I think you people are looking at this the wrong way. As opposed to checking various datacenters every few minutes, why not use that time more wsely to pursue other sources of traffic IN CASE your google traffic does not come back anytime soon. Where will you be a week from now if you've wasted all this time checking and rechecking to see if your site came back? No better off than you are now!

It's like asking a stranger to hold your rope while you rappel off a cliff!

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I think you people are looking at this the wrong way. As opposed to checking various datacenters every few minutes, why not use that time more wsely to pursue other sources of traffic IN CASE your google traffic does not come back anytime soon. Where will you be a week from now if you've wasted all this time checking and rechecking to see if your site came back? No better off than you are now!

Some of us can multi-task you know!

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all are back!
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