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The Survivors of BigDaddy :-)
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]
I just received some interesting feedback from someone looking for some glass vases. This is what the person said. "hours and hours and ... you guessed it, hours of searching through crap hack web searches"
Sounds like this consumer is not happy with what he is seeing in the search engines.
Certainly, someone kissing me and saying Matt Cutts told me to do it ... that wouldn't just make me suspicious, I'd get very nervous ;-)
Have a good day with higher listings
Strange thing I noticed: yesterday these 2 DCs had become Big daddy, but on the keywords I monitor, they showed pretty different results compared to others BD DCs. Today they're gone back to non big daddy, but the results they showed yesterday now seem to appear on many BD DCs (for example 22.214.171.124, but not 126.96.36.199).
This new set of BD results looks to me like the result of old crawls (I'm not sure about, as I'm not sure we can rely on what the cache shows).
BTW - I have not seen a single site that has the supplemental issue (Eg Homepage only listed) - that is not got Canonical problems. Mentioned this in the supplemental thread and got a number of stickies - every single one has Canonical homepage issues I have seen!
These are the default DCs I'm seeing in the UK.
Both are none BD at the moment.
Could other folks in the UK confirm or deny that these are their default DCs and if not what IPs are they getting as default.
Occasionally I see a different BD IP coming through as default and my hits peak. By the way if you want to know what the IP address is of your Google.com default there’s an extension for Firefox that shows you.
It's also interesting how many people miss or ignore the fact that many DC's are in almost constant flux (as mentioned a few posts above) and have been for months, switching between up to 3 totally different sets of results on a regular basis. However, that said Big Daddy results do seem to be showing more frequently recently.
Every morning I do site: and get true results, this changes to 30% after a few hours, I guess the 30% is BD? currently pinging .co.uk and .com I get the following IP's
google.co.uk - 188.8.131.52 low reuslts for site:
google.com - 184.108.40.206 low results for site:
next time I get true results for site: I will note the IP
Yves1 and Ellio - you both suffer from Canonical problems dont you?
Yes we have had canonical problems that were sorted out when Big Daddy was first introduced.
For the first month we had a perfect indexing with pages in dam near perfect order. Then suddenly POP goes the index and we are struggling again.
At present we are homepage only plus 60 supplementals most of which are genuine supplementals but not all.
MC has promised me a fix at next crawl but we get crawled every day and have seen little change other than the number of supplementals increasing slightly.
Because there is a category index on every page, with internal links, I believe the inflated page count is being filtered, and although BD initially counted every internal link from every page, it is now filtering out those 'excess to requirements' pages.
Google visitors to the site have increased steadily, but have increased dramatically these last few days. Strange thing is, that viewers from MSN and Yahoo have also increased dramatically over the same period.
So, I guess, from this, that BD is having positive effects in certain cases.
When I use the google datacenter saturation tool (you can find it) all of the BD have the number above 10k while the 4 remaining non-bd have a lower number 700+.
Too me a 10 fold increase while great sounds a bit improbably, is there a bug in BD that shows 1000 pages as 10,000?
Traffic hasn't really been effected at all still about 500 uniques a day from all search engines (if you want to count the random 20 or so from MSN and Yahoo)so it's possible that all of these pages are indexed and just on page 100.
The site is dynamically created so there are that many pages, but if I were the robot making the decision I'd only index 1000 pages or so as the rest are just individual product pages.
[edited by: tedster at 6:54 pm (utc) on Mar. 21, 2006]
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This has been discussed before: [webmasterworld.com...]
I'm showing 835 pages on BD and over 10,000 on non-BD centers. The website only has 1,100 pages. There are some tricks (negative terms) I use to figure out the actual number of pages when the count is inflated.
The count down to BigDaddy Google has just started and there is only one set of the "old" DCs left
Maybe we are only one day or so away from the TOTAL BigDaddy DCs.
To those of you who are busy watching their grass grow :-)
Hurry and start watching Google DCs. Nothing will be the same on Google serps after tomorrow, maybe.