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Good morning Folks
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]
That datacentre is definitely different to some others, but it's nothing like what I saw.
This is the datacenter that this morning shows 96 more pages with current cache's and out of supplemental. A lot of our other supplemental pages returned with old cache's here as well.
Another site which was in supplemental hell now has just the home page indexed, no supplementals.
No rubbish from our site on this one however I do notice quite spammy results for some keyword searches.
I think MC or GG has previously stated that they sometimes pull the DMOZ description as a test. Dont know if there is anything that significant in it.
On 184.108.40.206 there are some other intresting things going on.
For some sites that have had problems if you do an allinurl:www.domain.com search then you would probably get sites that have your url in there url above you and then your site would appear in the serps - possibly with an internal page being listed first (and sometimes second)
In this DC all the sites I have tested have the homepage as the first result for that site in an allinurl search - and often (not always) the first result in the serps.
Hard to explain without examples :(
A keyword search that returns 20 results in BigDaddy (as it should) returns 46 000 on that one... but I can only see and access the first 16 results.
The 16 results do not include 16 of the 20 results seen in BD, but do include 12 results that are totally bizarre... not quite matching the search query.
It is all freshly cached stuff. I see supplemental results for pages that were not in the index before, but with cache dates within the last week.
For many of the "way out" searches that I do, these results are waaaay different to anything that I have seen before. I see a lot of supplemental results. It is just very odd.
This is newly spidered stuff. For a forum moved domain in January, and 301'd to the new domain, Google only lists 6 pages from the old domain, and already has 15 000 from the new (of 40 000 total that exist?).
It looks like Google has thrown away some of their oldest "Supplemental Results" pages, but for searches that I expected to drop to zero results, they now return some other pages that I would not expect to see returned.
<edit> I see why I get some pages returned that I don't expect. It looks like when I search for green widgets the search is performed more like green OR widgets than green AND widgets.
This was a blank hard drive that has only been filled with new crawl data spidered in the last month or so, maybe two months.
I would not go that far.
It is still possible to bring up old supplementals by doing certain searches. (I can find May 2005 supplementals)
That is the dc that yesterday just had homepage listed for us and no supplementals and then today 90 pages or so came back.
I would be curious if the same thing happens to you in the next few days. If it is the same as ours you will see some pages come back supplemental and some come back with current live cache's.
We had a huge crawl yesterday so I have my fingers crossed that the next time it updates we see a big improvement.
Same tihng happened to mine. I just realized that even though I am only showing 195 pages none are supplemental. The rest of the DC shows 26,000 pages and 99% are still supps but these new results, even though its about 1% of 1% of my total url's, shows zero supplemental and I did have a very deep crawl last week which did stop as of 3 days ago.
OK, now I look hard I can see some crawl data that is from late-July, or August, or early-September, like the cache used for some PDF files for example (they were updated in October).
Biggest change I see at the moment, is that the searches lean a little towards green OR widgets rather than green AND widgets.
Treatment of punctuation within a search query has changed, like when looking for an email address: the @ is now ignored.
[edited by: g1smd at 5:42 pm (utc) on Mar. 27, 2006]
On DC 220.127.116.11, it shows my home page only. That is it. Also has the DMOZ description.
On 18.104.22.168, I'm out of supplemental hell, have cache dates from last week, still have the DMOZ description. My home page is back to being listed second. RobinK, do you see that at all on yours?
On the same DC, when I do the allinurl:, it shows many other sites linking to me, etc., but the only pages from my site are listed 25th and 26th, right before "In order to show you...repeat the search." Those two pages have been 404'd for about 6 months.