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Someone also menioned that the PR bar acts irrtatically when something is about to happen. I've noticed this "every" time about 2 days before an update of some sort occurs. I'd say for nearly 1/2 hour about two nights ago many sites, including Google had no PR. I cleaned the cache, history, etc and still had no toolbar. I was about to reinstall when it came back on a more frequent basis.. Just my observations
If you want to check your backlinks use a different search engine.
However, I do beleive a backlinks change up does mean an update is coming...
"I see result changing just refreshing the browser.
I was so surprised seeing the same site on page 1 and page 2: results change on the fly, just moving from page 1 to page 2!"
My site made a brief appearance at #2 after months stuck at #3. Hiccup? I have way more backlinks than #1 and #2 (they have 15, 14, and I have 28), I expect good things to happen.
And bananas are the perfect food.
Looking at backlinks...
Google 15, Yahoo 389, MSN 478, Teoma 44
Google 14, Yahoo 129, MSN 249, Teoma 84
Position #3 (me)
Google 28, Yahoo 472, MSN 431, Teoma 84
Methinks I should be on the way up.
[edited by: helleborine at 5:02 pm (utc) on Mar. 4, 2005]
Searched 19 keyword phrases and worst position is #6 most are 1 2 or 3. I had given up, perhaps that is the key.
Every dog has his day, hope it lasts for more than one day.
>>how about that new name?
That is Brett's call, I vote for the "banana" update.
In keeping with the pharmacological scheme of "Allegra", how about "Bextra"?
From the drug company's website: BEXTRA (valdecoxib tablets) is medication for joint pain of osteoarthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis, and painful menstrual cramps.
Seems a good fit for the effects some are seeing!
It all depends on the algo. Don't worry, I remember one time I lost 80% of my backlinks but went way up in the SERPS.
Google has been showing misinformation for the backlink command for a year or more. They are trying to throw a monkey wrench into SEO efforts. So ignore what the backlinks are telling you. We are just referring to the fluxing backlinks as evidence that there is a major or minor update in progress.