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11:01 pm on May 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have been away for a week (just a quick look in, a couple of times during the week, even though I was supposed to be on "holiday") and while I was away Google got rid of the results that I previously referred to as BigDaddy A and B leaving only the experimental results, and the cleaned up version (with the oldest supplementals deleted) left behind, and the "cleaned up" version is the one that is on the vast majority of the datacentres now.

The "same snippet for every page" problem has also been fixed.

Sites that installed a 301 redirect before 2005 June no longer show the redirected URL in the SERPs.

Pages that went 404, and sites that went domain expired, before 2005 June no longer show up in the search results.

New Supplemental Results have appeared for any pages that have changed their status or their content at any time since 2005 June. For pages that are gone, the Supplemental Result has a cache of the final version that was online. For pages that have been updated, the Supplemental Result shows the previous content in the snippet, and the normal result shows current content in the snippet. In both cases the cache is usually only a few days or weeks old.

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 1:36 pm (utc) on May 19, 2006]

12:46 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>>>>Sooooo. In future if you like what you see on specific DCs, you may wish to post; I don't like what I see. That way, Google engineers might keep the results you like :-)

Lol - wishful thinking Reseller.

I wonder if Google are just holding back on updating DCs etc while they are still figuring out the hyphen domain site problem thing.

1:35 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sooooo. In future if you like what you see on specific DCs, you may wish to post; I don't like what I see. That way, Google engineers might keep the results you like :-)

My word... LOL!

I wonder if Google are just holding back on updating DCs etc while they are still figuring out the hyphen domain site problem thing.

This is exactly what I believe... it's just a matter of time.

2:52 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I see big changes on

66.102.9.99

For my domain (90% dropped) all is back again as Supplemental!

The pages, which were not dropped, are not Supplemental, but not ranked!

3:02 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This new index on this data center is gone. However, think it will come again.
1:09 am on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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this is so depressing. we saw a large increase in sales in the first half of the month when the new results were showing on the main google search here and there. Now it's dropped off again.
2:24 am on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)



will we see an update this weekend? watcha think?
4:42 am on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Any changes across sites or is it just me? Starting yesterday, Google has started dropping pages for one of my sites. Not that I didn't expect it, and like the couple thousand non-reciprocal, natural links I have aren't enough.. :-)
10:34 pm on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So does anyone know if there's a way to find out what datacenter you're currently searching? I posted a few pages back about some "mystery results" that keep popping in for short periods and giving me traffic. Today they were briefly my default Google results this morning. Now they're not on any of the datacenters. If it happens again, is there any way I can see where I'm getting them from?

I'm also wondering if there are extra datacenters outside what are listed in the McDar 56 datacenter tool, as that's what I'm using to check them. Is there any way to find out if they've added a new one?

12:58 am on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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kneukm03 - It's impossible. Just ask steveb and g1smd
2:08 am on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Every datacenter has a lot of machines on it. You can find the datacenter by doing a trace route or by checking the cache of a results page, but if you search that specific datacenter IP you might not see the results you just got.
3:35 am on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks steveb. It's still showing me these results that aren't on any of the datacenters, and both the cache/traceroute gave me 64.233.187.104. But as you said, I don't see the same results when I look at the datacenter itself. I made sure I'm not logged in to gmail, can't think of anything else that would be causing it on my end.
4:00 am on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's still showing me these results that aren't on any of the datacenters, and both the cache/traceroute gave me 64.233.187.104. But as you said, I don't see the same results when I look at the datacenter itself.

There must be new datacenters that we don't know about, and/or some new mechanism designed to make it virtually impossible for us to watch the datacenters. I can see a site rank anywhere from #10 to #15 for a very competitive term when I search google.com, but it is no where to be found on any individual datacenter when I use a DC watch tool. Is datacenter watching becoming a waste of time now (as if it wasn't already)?

4:45 am on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well I've been researching around and there are some datacenters not on the tools, but I haven't had time to go through to identify them yet. I found a recently updated list here:

I'm going to go through them in a bit and figure out which ones aren't on there to take a look at them. But I don't think that's it - my results according to the cache were coming from a datacenter that is on the tools and does not show those results when specifically queried. I'm not sure if they're testing them or what, but they're not showing generally. They've definitely been popping up for some people, though, as I've been sporadically getting searches from those positions which I do not have on any listed datacenter.

[edited by: jatar_k at 10:17 pm (utc) on June 5, 2006]

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