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The Survivors of BigDaddy :-)
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It seems the following 3 remaining sets of "old" DCs refuse to be converted to BigDaddy!
Enjoy the look of the old infrastructure while its still there ;-)
[edited by: tedster at 7:40 am (utc) on Mar. 21, 2006]
New Google infrastructure calls for new way of thinking regarding our sites indexing and ranking. I said it before..nothing will be the same on Google from now on. "
So reseller, you mean the New Google is gonna consist of dead pages removed months ago (and also by Removal Tool) and now returning 404's, listed as supplemental in the index and "re-included" in late FEB?
That IS an impressive new infrastructure. I guess the new thinking will be along the lines of "How do I adjust to a severly damaged SE that can no longer even manage updates?"
Except for 64.233.187.XX C-class, I see all other DCs just the same.
Try this one too. Maybe its more stable - 18.104.22.168
"lol reseller. Good morning to you. Am sure you are fresh after having a cup of piping hot capuccino... the Danish variety :-)"
Sure my friend. Can't imagine life without the Danish quality Cappuccino :-)
"Except for 64.233.187.XX C-class, I see all other DCs just the same."
Maybe the folks at the plex are waiting to bring all the DCs to specific level before proceeding to the next stage which could as well be a big U :-)
For example, a search for a keyword phrase on default 72.14.203.*** shows it at position 12 out of 90 million.On DC 54.233.170.*** the same phrase doesn't show up in the first 100 results. There are many other examples.
This leads me to believe that work is being done still on individual DC's, until such a time as that DC provides what Google deems as 'corrected'. This in turn, may lead to adjustments on other DC's.
This infrastructure/ software/ hardware/ SERP's modifications has NOT, in my opinion, reached its climax, and has some way to go before we will see a stable set of results.
Perhaps I'm cranky, since I've been coding till my eyes bleed, but isn't that what's really important?
Dont worry - I feel cranky this morning - Lack of sleep.
>>> perhaps actually improving your main site for your users might have more impact
As far as Google is concerned the indexing situation needs to be fix for the site otherwise those changes to the benefit of users (or SEs) wont be picked up.
Yes, sometimes supplementals can be pulled up in a site search by adding a keyword - but it seems to depend on the site - some sites I cant get supplementals to appear.
Could be an intresting development on this DC (although knowing Google they will probably flood it again with supps)
ie mode still shows supplementals for those checking on a popular dc watch tool - you need to go direct to the DCs.
I've been up, and I've been down in SERPs. When you run a dinosaur, extinction is always an issue. Every few years, I'll attempt to bring things somewhat up to speed, which means re-writing a lot of old pages, plus updating links and references.
I really do not understand the datacenter watch concept. If you provide what users want, they'll come to your site. If they like your content, they'll come back. Search engine placement reflects a lot of user behavior.
Am I missing something, or am I just not used to dealing with the competitiveness of phentermine, viagra, casino type projects?
He he - it only takes 5 seconds to run a query (I do work on other things aswell.)
>>>If you provide what users want, they'll come to your site.
How? If Google can not correctly index the site and you can not be found for any phrases.
Even if you have a 100% unique page with a phrase "Red Widgets Techniques for Homeowners in Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK" - if you suffer from one of the Bugs Google has at the moment you will not rank for that phrase.
It is not really an issue of being up and down in the serps if you suffer from a Google indexing problem (eg non-www, www, hijack etc) - if you have this problem you are basically gone from the serps - even for your unique company name you will be in position 900+ of 800 results ;)
What a lot of us are basically looking for is a fix to a Google indexing problem. Big Daddy update is supposed to lay the foundations for the fix - so that is supposed to follow next.
>>>Am I missing something
You probably have not been hit with a Canonical problem/Hijack situation which basically removes (as good as) sites from the index. Positions dont go down 10,20 - 30 places as in a change of some ranking knob at Google - positions go down 400-500+ places.
Many thanks for the link to that DC. It's very interesting, as it shows a ste search for my site, with only 93 listings, but zero supplemental!
I have some 4 or 5 thousand pages currently, and many other DC's show 50,000, 62,000, and 67,000, but all but the first 25 or so, as supplemental. My homepage however, has always been listed at number one both on the site search and the domain name search.
edit >> I tried a link search onthe same DC and it returned the pre Jagger link number!
It kind of annoys me that you feel that us discussing DC activity is any more boring than you discussing us discussing DC activity.
All the Best
It appears we deal with differrent issues. My main site has disappeared from Google results, I didn't sweat it, I had confidence it would be back. It was, maybe 5-7 days.
I do not rely on one keyword/phrase, doing that is asking for an issue. I prefer roughly 10 high traffic industry-specific keywords/phrases, mixed and matched over many pages to provide a balance for any S/E that prefers one presentation over the other.
If any page gets whacked by any S/E, I still have roughly 20k unique pages to fill the void.
So, we sort of come back to the concept, "Why do people watch the datacenters?" Position 1 is good for a preferred keyword set, but IMHO, it's not the be all/end all of website importance.