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For those of you who may be seeing strange results on the following DCs:
Do a site:mydomain.com check for your site & check the pages that are returned.
Do the serp titles & descriptions returned look close to being identical (eg. site-wide title and description tags maybe)?
I have an idea brewing :-)
[edited by: tedster at 7:39 pm (utc) on April 17, 2006]
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Also I'm in the same boat of losing pages from the index in the last couple of days.
"By and large, i believe that's what they're doing, yes."
With all due respect, your comment neither reflect knowledge nor respect for other members.
[edited by: reseller at 9:03 pm (utc) on April 19, 2006]
That is a generic error message that often is not a true reflection of what is happening.
A page had an incorrect telephone number on it. The error on that page was corrected more than two years ago.
If you search for the new number you get a snippet with the new number and the cache is 10 days old and shows the new number. The result is normal.
If you search for the old number, you get a result that is Supplemental, and the snippet shows the OLD number. The cache is still just 10 days old, however the cache shows the message that you mention.
In both cases the returned result is for the exact same URL. There are NO links with the incorrect telephone number (unless you count the click from the Google SERP).
The error message isn't telling the whole truth. It should say: "these words were only in an older version of this page; they are nowhere to be found in this more modern cached copy of that same page".
[edited by: g1smd at 9:33 pm (utc) on April 19, 2006]
Results there have changed to be the same as many other DCs now (but this has happened for several hours every few days anyway), but may still revert back to "wierd" later.
Any number over 1000 is bloated, with a larger one not necessarily reflecting more real indexed pages.
<Fixed typo in second IP address>
[edited by: tedster at 6:28 am (utc) on April 20, 2006]
Wow, im so excited i just cant contain myself....
Amazing, after the number of years that Google have been involved in search they still want to tinker about and "try something else"
What would be real nice and an absolute first would have been if a Google engineer had said. " We have decided to concentrate our efforts 100% on the existing search, fix cannonical issues, bot problems, 301s, 302s, indexing issues, PR issues and get the index working properly before we tinker with all your business interests and try soemthing else"
Sorry, but im glad i wasnt at pubcon i might have wanted to tip my beer on his head!.
Meanwhile if mcdar is showing a roll out of data from that test centre then the google serps are about to get even worse than they are currently which is hard to belive.
The serps in that data centre are just all over the place, i would go as far as to say that gigablast is delivering better quality serps than that data centre, its just a total mix, its one thing trying to be be smart and doing something new but they are making a dam mess of the entire index, gawd knows what they are tinking with delivering those results just looks like, chuck everything in and mix it round!
What a waste.
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Well I see some chnage on [220.127.116.11...] which might look promissing. The top 10 sites for my test search query ALL are relevant. And Its affiliates friendly too.
Wish you all a nice day and happy Google DCs Watching.