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The Art of Google Datacenters Watch
Good morning Folks
It isn't only a passion but also discipline to observe, analyze and posting remarks about the DCs in general or specific DCs in particular. And patience and focus is the name of the game.
Mostly we are seeking predictions about how tomorrow serps might look like.
And as you might have noticed, watching Google datacenters is a very educating process. Take a look at some posts on this thread and you shall see important topics as canonical issues, supplemental issues, 301 redirect etc. explained in details.
In fact this thread reflects the huge high quality resources this great WebmasterWorld community has.
Keep those great observations, analysis and remarks coming ;-)
[edited by: tedster at 6:55 am (utc) on Jan. 23, 2006]
Refreshed a few more times, and already up to 630 and still going UP.
Got to 646 and it reverted back to 18 and is now stuck there.
[edited by: g1smd at 11:45 pm (utc) on Jan. 24, 2006]
For one I look at, big daddy gives about 270 million, this one gave 170 million, and the standard old ones gave about 70 million. For what it's worth, in other words, not much.
So you have been busy while Europe was in bed. Have always wondered why americans work and sleep at the wrong times :-)
And it seems our good friend Matt "Inigo" Cutts still a man of few words.
Maaaaaaaatt! say something, man :-)
In order to have more accurate assessments of BigDaddy, we need from you some feedback about: relevancy in search (search quality) , extent of spam, and possible improvements regarding canonicals and supplementals.
Ok. Here is where you can see BigDaddy at the moment. And it still display two sets of serps
New BigDaddy DCs
PS. I'm not listing the 105 and 147 DCs of the same set.
In addition to the "original" BigDaddy DCs
Wish you all a great day.
All the Best
Yeah, it's a tad strange. As I had originally reported, I was getting bigdaddy results intermittently on google.ca and now I've been seeing cache-dates from July 2005 and August 2005.. Strange, since my site has a googlebot on atleast some page nearly 24 hours per day.
Too bad Google search index isn't connected to Google News, then we'd have our news site updated every 5-10 minutes ;)
Site is around 999,000 - 1,110,000 pages indexed on BDs, as opposed to ca. 490,000 reported on the non-BDs.
Some DCs are showing BD cache but are not showing BD results - so if you do a query you get the normal/old result set - but the caches are not correct (eg sometimes not even there) - basically the cache and the results are not spreading accross the DCs at the same time.
No evidence of anything new, like increased pr/backlinks on new sites(Yes your site pr/backlinks might be greater on some dcs, if they were greater before and now dropped.
I can't see any evidence of anything in particular other than old results, which mean nothing
This has been talked about a lot here and on MC blog:-
MC has been talking about infastructure changes etc and this is what has spread to some more DCs beginning yesterday evening (Euro Time)...
MC has said it is not an update, and a lot of the changes are subtle and form the groundwork for future improvements (specifically in the Canonical url/302/301 area).
Now it looks like Big Daddy is spreading accross the DCs lets hope this new infastructure finally brings back the sites which have had Canonical/Hijack and other associated problems over the coming weeks.
Of course as mentioned above this could be an extension of the test more than a roll out at this stage.
One development though - front page -> internal page links appear to be being 'repaired' on 188.8.131.52
This is obviously a good sign as these are my major keywords! Appalling ranking, but at least the pages are being picked up.
I see an awful lot of pages that do not belong there. However, when you get beyond the pages that do not belong there, I see th ones that do.
Its funny a computing technology related keyword has things that relate to boy scouts and Medical surgery procedures. Not to mention the dmoz cnets eweeks etc...
Luckily i am surviving on Yahoo and MSN. Granted I took a 60% nose dive since this all started, but I am hanging in there....