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Google Update Bourbon - Part 1

Has the sandbox been busted?

   
8:35 am on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Seeing something happening on 64.233.163.104 and 64.233.167.104 - might be worth keeping an eye on.
4:31 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I would have thought the indicates old data (rollback on that dc) which is a shame as the results on that DC might reflect old data too.

Mmmmm - hope not.

4:33 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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um. yeah. lol. all dc's are now back to giving me big 0 PR.
4:42 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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when this dance will last....i am going crazy searching for different keywords at different dc's.

Come on Google...just undone me....

4:49 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think this was a Google earthquake, not a dance.
4:58 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Right on, TerraCan123.

Methinks it's not "us" that's come undone, undoneme, but the Great Google itself. This so-called update is the systematic elimination of natural authority sites from the SERPs.

Do you Yahoo?

5:05 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo doesnt really work for me at all. I have a few sites really raked #1 for me in Yahoo and #5-8 in Google for the same keywords. I get way more hits from Google then Yahoo. Remember these are all different keywords.

Google is just too important to ignore no matter how much we hate it.

BTW many of my sites have been banned by Google...its a love-hate relationship with Google.

5:26 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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We know how the webmasters feel about this update. But, do we know what Joe Searcher is feeling? My guess is that he is feeling very good.
5:29 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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discrete298, as a USER, I am more bummer out by the SERPs than as a webmaster.

Check it out... look for something specific... put keywords that should give you the page you are looking for.

Good luck.

5:31 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)



We know how the webmasters feel about this update. But, do we know what Joe Searcher is feeling? My guess is that he is feeling very good.

I doubt if that's true in my sector, where template-generated fluff predominates on many SERPs.

My daughter told me a few days ago that she now goes directly to page 2 or 3 of Google's search results these days, because the stuff on page 1 is hardly ever relevant. I don't think Bourbon is going to change her searching habits.

5:35 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've found the new results are very clean as far as general terms, but specifics it is horrible. I had a CSS problem yesterday so I copied one line of valid CSS code into Google and couldn't get anything about it. Yahoo's first page had relevant results and I found what I needed from the #1 item.
6:12 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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look for something specific... put keywords that should give you the page you are looking for.

I think this is a problem Google is wrestling with right now. If you go to Yahoo and search on a three word phrase, the results give you the answer directly. I will admit that Yahoo does not handle scraper sites all that well and these sites can, and do, get to the top.

On the other hand, Google will show something that is related to the query, but not really what you are looking for - more general than the specific information you're looking for. My reaction is - "that's clean information, but not helpful to me because I am really looking for something else." By the time you find the right information on Google, you're staring at page 1 on Yahoo.

They're battling and there are casualties, but they've still got a way to go... it's just not right yet.

6:17 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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<<They're battling and there are casualties, but they've still got a way to go... it's just not right yet.>>

I disagree. Google has been around long enough to know what they are doing. I think Google is demonstrating it doesn't much care if it throws out a lot of babies with the bathwater, so to speak.



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