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"Celebrating" Allegra Update Anniversary Day
Good morning Folks
Life on Google DCs is much more wonderful than you will ever think :-)
Approaching February 2006, I feel like it just happened yesterday or last week or last month. I'm talking about that Allegra update which changed the map of Google serps once and for all on 2nd February 2005.
I recall loosing 75% of my Google's referrals at that black cold February day. Then the sad stories of other fellow members started to appeare on the threads.
IMO, Allegra was a turning point of the relation between the SEO's specialists and Google. Since then Google carried out an undeclared war against what most SEO's were making living of. Some wise SEO's understood at once the situation and started to adapt and deal with the new environment. Others kept dreaming about the return of the good old Google Dance days.
February is a good time for "savage" Google's updates. Better you keep your eyes opened and watch closely whats taking place on the DCs. And keep your focus on small and big changes on DCs such as
And lets be wise and forget all about the Smoke and Mirrors of a BigDaddy or a BigMammy :-)
I wish you all a great day and a successful week.
[edited by: tedster at 8:52 am (utc) on Jan. 16, 2006]
[edited by: lawman at 11:56 am (utc) on Jan. 16, 2006]
Yesterday, I did a site:www.mydomain.com in the "main" Google, and it turned up nothing. Then I'll see about 1/2 of our previous results. And so on.
The other datacenters show results for us that are very much like our previous ones.
Things are really roiling and boiling right now.
We never did fix the www and non-www problem. I do have to wonder if they are trying to contend with that now.
When I check the datacenters posted here, and for the most part it shows pre-"whatever this is" results.
Is anyone else feeling the ill effects of all this? Or is it all academic, all in the datacenters yet?
When I say they have trashed my site, I am not talking about my rank in the serps. I am talking about not being able to properly index a static 30 page html site with a proper 301 in place for months. No drop down menus. I have even added a spidermap...have a sitemap...they can't do it in Big Duddy. And that is not a misspell.
Situation normal all googled up.
My site is almost fine in the old index. Certainly better than in Big Duddy.
And that is the problem. Identifying a correct page as canonical is just a small, even tiny, part of canonical problems. www.example.com might always have been seen as a canonical page, but so is www.example.com/index.php. As long as the pages are scored separtely, that is a canonical problem. Just because canonical www.example.com outranks canonical www.example.com/index.php, that isn't anything canonicalization-relevant. It's just one page outranking another.
Whats more, the programme was unbiased and went into the past, the present, and the future, with an insight into possible hurdles that may appear as Google enters new horizons.
Regarding PPC, yes Yahoo started with it, but Google has developed it into a far more adaptable advertising media, with no minimum PPC charges, no waiting for adverts to be displayed, and their AdWords User panel is up to date, unlike Yahoo's which always seems a day or two behind.
We are the ones that have elevated it to such an important part of our lives. I have a SOLD board outside of my house and my business this week, just 1 week after hanging up my internet spurs & I love the feeling of freedom it gives me.
Anyone who thinks that google is really the driving force on the Internet today is misguided ... google is your main competitor, not your friend or partner.
Show some spirit!
Have some spirit, you say! Spirit for what - to condemn Google? No way, I'm afraid. They are successful, established and do a great job for the majority of both the public and business.
They are certainly not my enemy, as if I were to ever decide on relying on them for my business, and it didn't work out how I wanted, who would I blame - Google or myself?
Back to the business of Google Datacenters Watching :-)
So it seems that there is an agreement that there are 2 sets of BigDaddy new infrastructure DCs
To use the same famous terms of the kind GoogleGuy;
I wouldn't be surprised if the folks at the plex shall proceed with Set-II, and there we shall also see indications of possible changes including next update sometime in next month february 2006.
If you are already doing well on Set-II (called at the plex reseller's DCs :-)), lucky you. For the rest, don't lose hope. Things might change once we approach the update.
Wish you all a great weekend.
P.S. : Still awaiting a weather report from GG or Inigo ;-)