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I did the rounds to check on the state of various data updates. I'd estimate that the "0.5" (not algorithmic changes, but rather responses to various spam/porn complaints + processing reinclusion requests) should go out this weekend sometime or possibly Monday. There should be a binary push this week to improve a corner-case of CJK-related search, and that new binary should have the hooks to turn on the third set of data. Regarding finishing up the second piece of data, there's still two data centers with older data. Those data centers will probably be switched over by Monday. By Monday, 2.5 of the 3.5 things will probably be on.
Where you guys getting this domain renewal thing from?I think it's a result of the patent discussed at [webmasterworld.com...] . Google did become a domain registrar some time ago, so presumably they have ready access to domain records.
They COULD be using this data as an indicator of a site's quality but I doubt it would be given significant weight. It could also be used as a "tie breaker" in a hand review I suppose.
On April 19th 2005, in a thread called “Google's 302 Redirect Problem”, [webmasterworld.com...] , you gave instructions on how webmasters can contact Google to apply for re-inclusion requests because their sites had been for hit with 302 redirect and/or duplicate penalty problems.
Everyone that followed your instructions and applied for re-inclusion just received a canned automated and irrelevant email response!
Q. What progress has been made regarding re-inclusion requests?
Man, there's a dreadful assumption there, that just because domains are not expensive, people with quality sites would necessarily renew their domains for umpteen years at a time.
The only businesses I know of that don't care about cash flow are large copororations and overfunded start ups. Wait a minute, those companies care about it too. Maybe it's only those writing the algos that think cash flow doesn't matter. ;-)
There is of course some wisdom in renewing important domains for multiple years, just to be safe. The issue here is in assuming that all legit businesses necessarily do that, and assigning a negative score of any kind to those that don't.
Well, GG posted about something or other: [webmasterworld.com...]
I'm a slight bit lost as to what it means to "turn on the datacenters this week?" Are there changes which aren't yet visible to us and yet will be in the next week?
Also he'd mentioned how the final change should be less noticeable? I don't know but that sounds so very final. Does it mean that folks who got hit very hard don't have much to look forward to in the coming weeks?
When such a day comes, the monkeys will be running the zoo. ;-)
Msybe we can hear a clarification from GG regarding adding lots of content to a site? :-)
We saw the same thing. If I remember right someone posted of a deep crawl on their site and a day or two later we got a quick but deep crawl. I would like to see it hit us hard again real soon.
I see the same serps on my Google.com this morning. I'm hitting 188.8.131.52 and the serps look like those of late yesterday night my local time.
I read a very interesting line that our good friend GoogleGuy wrote this morning:
>We'll turn on one datacenter, and then the rest of the datacenters over the course of the next week or so. After the other changes that went out, this last change should be less noticeable.<
Maybe we should keep an open eye on those gorgeous rock n roll DCes for the next week or so.
Words on the street say that GoogleGuy told the folks at Googleplex; leave reseller´s site alone during Bourbon, because we already took away 75% of his referrals during allegra and reseller has a house rent to pay, you know ;-)
Wish you all a great sunny day
But, now, guys, please, tell, don't you think that's the most idiotic of all penalties?
I mean, really, common, now are they going to rule the pace to which a site most growth!?!?
Let's say a big retail, i.e. walmart put a 3 extra
pages for each of his products overnight, are they going to be penalized? Well, of course they will not since they seem to be in a sort of whitelist.
But, for the average joe, is that just not possible?
What about a site that is born big? If that site instead of having 40k, then add 80k, it is released the first day with 120k pages? Will that be ok, then?
That's not make anysense at all!
Another thing which I noticed since several months, maybe years:
My site is written in german and is targeting the german speaking audience, means germany, austria and switzerland. My site is a .info domain. Now Google displays the "Translate this page" link on google.de, which means that google thinks my page is NOT german.
I then checked google.com in english and voila my page ranks on #12 while it is on #151 on google.de. It should be the other way round! I had noticed this thing before but there was never such a difference in ranking. I tried everything to remove this effect (meta language, ISO, just everything) but nothing helps, Google keeps thinking my site is english an maybe that is one cause for the drop in ranking and accordingly the difference in ranking on .de and .com
GG what is the best way to make it clear to Googlebot that a site is in german not in english?