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This is just odd.
The 64.* DC's return about 300 pages from my site.
The 216.* DC's return about 46,000 pages from my site.
And the 66.* return 69,000 pages from my site.
Currently I have about 65,000 pages.
If I go to google.co.uk I get 46,000 pages. If I go to google.com from my US based server I get the same 46,000 results.
It is all very odd and confusing.
[edited by: tedster at 9:56 pm (utc) on Jan. 30, 2006]
Mostly its fellow members whos sites have been affected for different reasons who keep open eyes on the DCs. However, those fellow members who are already doing well on the serps are also watching just to be sure that their sites preserve their ranking during changes and updates.
Some of the folks hope that an update shall correct the canonical problems.
Some are looking for an end to a penalty that caused their sites to lose ranking.
Some are praying that an update will bring a solution for the supplementals that cover thgeir sites listing.
And others wish just to see improvements of their sites ranking as a result of their whitehat/blackhat SEO efforts :-)
One thing they all have in common; Watching changes on Google Datacenters.
The watching process is a continuos one. To see changes during an update requires that you have already been studying the DCs before the updates starts.
During an update you shall see all kind of changes, off and on all the time.
After the update, when you think that its time to relax, the traditional everflux period will start and changes might happen there too.
All above require time, watching "energy" and strong nerves.
And a worning!
Watching Google Datacenters pre-, during and post- an update isn't something for the weak souls. The watching process might bring frustrations and anger too. If that happen, and I'm sure it will. Please lets be kind and nice in our postings.
Wish you all a successful Google Datacenters Watching.
God bless WebmasterWorld community.
I've seen top results before with an extra indent listing but not an indent including 7 different ways to our site with wonderful keyword text links! Oh I must get another glass of wine and look more on this....West coast here so it's 1am then will goto bed.
Big Daddy is rolling out but the new datacentres are revolving results with default so they are not permanently Big Daddy.
I agree there may have been a data refresh as some double results are now single.
Other than that no real change IMO
Results are the same as in the last few days. I can see two different data sets. One of them should be BD.
I moved my forum into another directory last september so that Google had to recrawl them. On BD I can see only a small part of the forum posts while in non BD DCs there are ten times more posts.
So let's wait and see. I hope that the forum will be back again soon. Maybe the update starts somewhere else and will come across the ocean soon?
As for the BD data centre that we see, dont you all think its amazing that overnight Google can for example go from a search term having say 107 million results to 375 million for the same search term?
Where do all these extra listing come from? and as they dont display beyond say the first 1000 results (in some cases less)anyway and searchers dont often go beyond the first 10, whats the point?
Its a bit like pluck a figure out of the air and add a few zeros to it if you ask me!
I can report On several datacenters we have come back to the page 1 position before the site plummeted to nowhere in November, but on big daddy it is just showing our old cached page on page 5 again.
What is happening and is anyone else experiencing this?
My site has recovered some positions on the BD server, and pages which were 'lost' are showing up again on other DC's but not BD. It looks like there are two or three different things going on on different DC's to me.
My results on the uk google seem to bear little relation to what is going on anywhere else on the DC's. ;)
My site offers unusual and unique content, frequently updated with additional pages.
Through all these updates, my SERPs never really tanked, just the usual roller coaster.
Instead, over months and years I see a slow gradual rise
until I find my pages on the first and second pages of Google results now.
This is very gratifying. Its a little like planting a lemon tree.
(I did that too, now I have a tree kicking out lemons
all winter long. Don't try that in North Dakota or Germany.)
My point is that a site like mine weathers all these updates pretty nicely, all things considered.
This won't help the get-rich-quick people, lots of work is needed.
If you are lucky enough to live where lemon trees survive Winter, plant one in a nice spot.
If not, try potatoes. My local supermarket wants 50 cents up for either one.
Anyone have a good recipe for lemons and potatos?
Best wishes -Larry
I've been watching BD DC's this week, and i have to say that the canonical / penalty problem as not been solved at all.
I do a search for my site in quotes on any BD DC ( or any DC for that matter) and google comes up with with like every supplemental page they can find! My site is listed in dmoz, so google shows up like all dmoz clones that have my site in their listing before my home page. I mean my home page is not even in the first 10 pages of the serps for my own site's name!
This is actually WORST than before on non BD DC'S.
I know the penalty on my site is being lifted though because I am now ranking in the top 40 for some pretty competitive keywords... But the home page? GONE!
They ache from being crossed for so long!
<Incidentally, when did your site come back,>
Just after Christmas, but little change since then. I can see changes across the DC's but they have not been consolidated.
< mine was yesterday after a few changes to the site though.
I am not even ranking on .co.uk and before jagger I was no 2.
That's how my site was and still is for major keywords. Internal pages are much better now, but still only a few of them. At least it's enough to keep afloat at the moment.
Lemon and Potatoes Recipe.
Wash and Peel your potatoes
Boil them and cut them into half, depending on hot big they are.
Let the potatoes cool down to room temp.
Take your lemon and juice half of it and set it aside.
Now chop your cooked potatoes into bite sized pieces.
Put them aside.
In a large bowl put plenty of olive oil.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add a teaspoon of Dijon Mustard.
Mix well. Add some of the lemon juice and mix. Taste. Add more lemon juice to taste...
Add potatoes to bowl.
Dice an onion into small pieces. Add to bowl.
When ready to eat, stir in some chopped parsley and mix the potatoes with your vinaigrette.
Voila and oh, yes I am from that country where food and cooking are slightly important...
it does look like some filter was removed, i think the keyword density one was loosen a bit, just a bit.
So far I see that results are back to Sept/Oct on most of the search terms, but the most important 2 words went down 40 points.
----------"canonical / penalty problem has not been solved at all."------------
In July/August part of our site was indexed incorrectly with 4 Ws in the front, like WWWW.domain.tld, We made some adjustments and started returning 410 on some pages and <noindex,noarchive> with no content served on others, just tags. Well we went from 79(counted) to 14, and pages returned to original good rankings. Well I just checked for that WWWW thingy, all 79 pages are back, indexed, stale old copy from July, and donít rank. Looking deeper in to the problem I found that the actual dates cached on half of those pages go back to the range December 2004 thru February 2005. I checked the logs, all pages we revisited by both versions of GBot many - many times, but still we experience the BARABOOM Effect.
So, does it mean that adding Ďnoindex or 410 or 404í to the vinaigrette still gives you upset stomach now, then you feel Great but later you get a head ache?
I get the impression that G is changing results by category like they did in Jagger, so I believe we will all see some changes soon.
Hopefully all for the better. I'm being optimistic.