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In other BD indexes (like [18.104.22.168...] etc) I now see that some old Supplemental Results for pages and sites that no longer exist are disappearing from the search results.
I have waited years for this moment. We already had several false starts on this over the last few months. The pages were dropped, and then reappeared a day or two later.
Be gone for good this time!
[edited by: tedster at 5:27 am (utc) on Mar. 28, 2006]
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these dc's are showing a very old index; lots of 404's, lots of supplementals.
I think whoever said "going in circles" was about right.
What I see is a very limited index on my default dc (I think consisting of pages crawled maybe 2 weeks ago and representing maybe 5% of site's total pages). Then I see the "reseller friendly" © dc's with the same ancient index I could find weeks ago, but with some merging of newly crawled pages.
I think Google is still trying to fix the mess of BD and we're gonna see some sort of merge of old and new which won't be your "reseller friendly" © dc's but may be that + newly crawled pages.
homepage second result."
In this special case, It could be a Search Engine Marketing work than algo effect. I.e manual edited ranking ;-)
The first page is Google Finance [google.com...] with a PR0!
Google Finance offers a broad range of information about stocks, mutual funds, public and private companies. In addition, Google Finance offers interactive ...
www.google.com/finance - 12k - Cached - Similar pages
However, when you run a query finance
you find Google Finance #4 on a sub directory [finance.google.com...]
Google Finance offers a broad range of information about stocks, mutual funds,
public and private companies. In addition, Google Finance offers interactive ...
finance.google.com/ - 13k - Cached - Similar pages
when you click that you end at [finance.google.com...] with PR0
which in fact the same content as of the first page I mentioned [google.com...]
Of course, I mightbe wrong in my assumption.
Thanks for feedback. Much appreciated.
"I think Google is still trying to fix the mess of BD and we're gonna see some sort of merge of old and new which won't be your "reseller friendly" © dc's but may be that + newly crawled pages."
IMO, the "youngsters" at the plex know exactly what they are doing. It just happened that their priorities and interest aren't always the same as ours. ;-)
I realize they don't give a damn what happens to us - never have - so yeah, in the sense that they don't lose any sleep over screwing up a few thousand webmasters' revenues for - a month, 2, more? - they may have known what thy were doing (i.e. implementing something that they knew would create chaos and scru the consequences).
Other hand, hard to see the past month as their ideal scenario - looks more like worst case to me :)
Reseller is not the strongest at lobbying this issues - besides things are happening - at last.
>>>>Don't you think it's about time you start thinking that perhaps there's something wrong with your Web sites or your servers.
FFS - The Canonical Issues is not exactly a unknown problem - Google know there is a problem - they have admitted they could handle the issue better - Dont know what more of an acceptance is required from Google for people to realise that it is an issue.
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[edited by: tedster at 10:31 pm (utc) on April 6, 2006]