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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 :-)
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That lovely [184.108.40.206...] DC still looks good. Great search relevancy and extended friendship to all content affiliates worldwide.
And it could be that the said DC is the choice of our friends at the plex. They might even call [220.127.116.11...] at the plex as Google's Bride.
And of course Google's priorities don't need to be the same as yours.
When judging the said DC, you shouldn't be thinking all the time canonical or supplemental issues. Hopefully those issues will be resolved sometime soon.
However for now, its the quality of searches and possible filter and maybe new algos deployed are worth watching on [18.104.22.168...] , IMO.
And lets keep in mind that it seems all DCs are in everflux. Nothing is sure or stable yet.
Wish you all the highest ranking on Google's serps.
Disclaimer: I'm not associated with Google (The Mother of All Search Engines) in any way. And I don't have access to information within Googleplex. Furthermore, I'm not associated with Matt Inigo Cutts or his lovely 2 years old cat Emmy in any way other than the friendship that the Internet communications provide. Having said that, and judging of the gain in Emmy's weight, I wouldn't be surprised if Matt serves small portions of Organic Happy Meals to Emmy between now and then :-)
Reseller, I guess you swapped drinking cappuccino for smoking crack today.
Did you not read all that I wrote about that DC for the last two weeks.... like where a search that should return less than 20 results, actually now returns 46 000 non-relevant or vaguely relevant Supplemental results, for example?
"Reseller, I guess you swapped drinking cappuccino for smoking crack today."
Swap the KING of all drinks Cappuccino..never :-)
"Did you not read all that I wrote about that DC for the last two weeks.... "
Yes..in fact I read most of what you posted. However, I see today for the first time the begining of something promissing for my test search query related to online advertising and marketing.
Of course, search queries related to other sectors might show different results.
Lets wait and see ;-)
And btw...http://22.214.171.124/ looks absolutely absurd! If those SERP's spread Google is in trouble, not only us webmasters but Google themselves. Those serps are something you would have seen 10 years ago when Sergey was working in the garage.
Hmm...I take that back..Now that DC is flip flopping! Now it looks much better. Laugh...
I've been away for a few days, decorating my new house in the woods and have only had dial-up - so have not been surfing as usual.
Anyway, I come back to find a miracle!
When Google asked us to send in spam abuse about 6 months ago, I set about dis-assembling all of our local web design companies who were using blatant hidden text techniques to get top listings. Nothing had happened .... until now. They all have been removed from the index.
Excellent ... good on ya Google (It's not often I say that).
All the best
Good morning Folks
Google Bride is back.. and looks good.
Lets enjoy the ride while it lasts, for only few hours, maybe :-)
Wish you all a great day.. and lets keep in mind:
Always look At The Bright Side of Life....
Some DC still have it right up there.
Another site has a completely different title then it should have.
The Google Dance is back yippeee get the tablets out again.
126.96.36.199 has the worst indexing Google has ever had, a combination of a fraction of pages listed for some smaller sites that have always been fully indexed, with extremely 10x bloated numbers for others. I suppose it keeps bouncing out because once again they tried to do something and utterly failed.
Do you get the feeling that this thing that they have created has grown so big that its completely out of control. Highly qualified and no doubt highly paid engineers can no longer predict what the results will be of changes that they make. The algorithm is now so complex, and has so many competing forces involved in it, that a very small change in one area of the algorithm causes unpredictable results in another.
A butterfly flaps its wings in China and America is hit by a hurricane.
The situation has got so bad that they now donít need highly paid engineers any more because any fool can turn a knob a bit and see what happens.
Its as though think that they know what they want to achieve but just donít have a clue how to make it happen. Each morning someone comes into the Ďplex with a bright idea that they are eager to try and each night they go home feeling deflated because not only did it not solve the one problem that they are currently working on but worse they caused ten more.
I just wish they would get my pages back to #1 and then leave it alone. Or leave it alone and let me figure how to get them back myself.
just my 2 cents, nothing against your passion here.
Is this a step forward or did they fall back and its a step backwards? Hard to tell with Google these days.
The new Google dance seems to be 2 steps forward and 1 back but if you're the dance partner it seems like 2 steps backwards and 1 step forward. I prefer the 'old' Google dance over this new version.