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It seems that what we thought to be testing serps on the test DC [18.104.22.168...] have suddenly today started showing on "defaults" googles, as google.de, google.co.uk and google.com etc...
While the test DC isn't showing anymore the new serps.
I'm starting this thread to post our remarks concerning the new serps.
This is the first time that I observed such a highly structured, organized crawl. This may be the last crawl before throwing all 404 pages, supplementals, etc. into the waste basket forever!
Also, MC declared on his blog page that they are now ready to receive feedbacks for the Bigdaddy. It is really an interesting and informative reading, indeed.
Mozilla Googlebot also hit quite a few of the URLs showing as supplemental for me on this test DC. Fortunately, I had just fixed these and noticed 410s being sent to Google. Although Matt says these supplementals don't matter in ranking.
That's kind of puzzling. Nothing is fixed. The one canonical thing people mention is the site: ordering, but that is like the URL hiding tool. It's just an illusion. So what if the site: command sorts things better if the rankings for such pages are still poisoned by Google's refusal to obey 301, deletions and other directions for what the canonical pages actually are.
"in time" there might be something meaty here, but now <snore>, same old same old, with results moved around some.
... and the test results are gone for me this minute too...
Overall I'm liking this new update, or whatever it is. Seems to be un-sandboxing/listing one of my newer sites that would appear on SERPs before, and there is a general small shuffle of sites. Looking good to me anyway, hopefully they won't make too many drastic changes before it all goes online.