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The Art of Google Datacenters Watch
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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]
Thanks for your efforts in this area, you're providing a useful resource to webmasters who want to check up on their sites on new datacenters just to get an idea of where they stand. And mods, thanks for keeping this thread on topic.
Personally, I'm liking what I see on the big daddy dcs, everything is strong, very little change for the sites I do, except some upward movements, which just confirms what I believe about updates and rankings and my sites.
I'm going to start bleaching my hats to make sure that any gray in them will be turned to white.
Anybody think they are starting to phase in the new results?
Happy Elections, Canadians!
Edit: After 15 minutes of seeing bigdaddy results and posting here, Google.ca is now showing old results again!
I see the DCs boiling at the moment. There are all kind of serps for my testing keyphrases. Early to make anything out of it. It could be the usual heavy reshuffling. However, those of you whos sites have been affected by previous 2005 updates may wish to take a look. Not sure, but you might notice something.
And lets have BigDaddy DCs in place ;-)
At the moment its here:
Good night and God bless.
while since I last checked but see the duplicate filters that were missing last time I checked have now been applied so think most of the filters are in place
think we will live with these results until presidents day
Maybe big shake up of serps round about 16th - 20th Feb
anybody have a feeling if these results reflect PR update
or have many with canoncal problems just had what "looks like fix applied" but PR between internal site pages not correct
PS I do still appear to have 5 times the number of pages listed on a site than actual pages
Please fasten your seat belts... BigDaddy and Kentuckian Inigo are on the move :-)
So its spreading and I think this time we are going to see the real thing. At the moment the following DCs are showing BigDaddy:
In addition to the "original" BigDaddy DCs
The drawback of all this is it will make it rather difficult to notice any algos update if it will happen at the same time as BigDaddy on the move.
[edited by: reseller at 8:27 pm (utc) on Jan. 24, 2006]
If I get my pages back, I will first crap my pants - then I will go buy some gold leaf toilet paper to clean up the mess.
This search has returned the same number of results for many months. Only 2 of the pages are "real" results. The rest should not be there.
The count using &filter=0 has been 21 for a while, then a few days it dropped, giving 12 or 15 or 18 or whatever, changing with each refresh.
A few days ago I took the &filter=0 parameter off the search, and noticed that the results were 1 to 17 of about 35, and that "of about" count has slowly risen, to 48 last night, 56 this morning, 62 earlier this evening, etc.
I just had a play with the search. I hit refresh and the count went up by 4. I took the &sa=N parameter off and it went up by another 4. I took the &hl=en parameter off and it went up by another 4. I hit refresh and it went up another 4, then again: another 4, then again.
I started at about 1 to 17 of about 70 and after hitting refresh multiple times, it had reached 1 to 17 of about 258 - yes, really "258"! Sometimes several refreshes were needed to increment the count: but it always went UP, and always by 4 each time that it changed.
A few more refreshes and we are up to 330 already. IP is 22.214.171.124, but accessed as www.google.co.uk.
A few more refreshes and the count is up to 402. I copied the search URL out of Mozilla and pasted it into IE, and the result: 406! A few more refreshes and the count is up to 448.
One more refresh and a jump to 418, and then upwards 4 at a time again.
Methinks this is a BUG.
Passed 530 and still going UP!
[edited by: g1smd at 11:16 pm (utc) on Jan. 24, 2006]