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As we enter into a new datacenter thread, the new(er)Goog-licious results are showing on
These results are also being fed to select partners, such as Comcast, who show Google provided results.
[edited by: tedster at 1:16 am (utc) on June 15, 2006]
18.104.22.168 default DC for my work btopenworld is the Isp and am based in Glasgow. I think this is a good idea getting all the info together for the uk as it can only lead to better knowledge of what is happening. I am also getting these results from my home add as well. do you want those details too?
Home DC 22.214.171.124 ISP tiscali and glasgow again. Let me know what you are thinking and what you are finding as I would like to help cause this is causing me no end of worry which shouldn't be right on a lovely sunny day like this. Time for a beer now me thinks and get on with watching the footy.
Those results will never become the norm for the simple reason that because many websites have now only the Dmoz title that in many cases is so stuped that instead of title has the domain
Toothache, I understand where you are coming from and it is a good observation, however, have you considered that how Google determines their rankings and how they display their rankings may be completely separate?
Letís say I have Data Set A, aka the ranking algorithm. It looks at the cache and shards and determines the best order for the query.
Next I have Data Set B, aka the display results algorithm. It looks at the cache and shards and determines the best way to display each result.
If would be a simple matter to turn-off processing on Data Set B and default it to DMOZ or the description meta tag without affecting Data Set A. This would make sense in a testing situation, as it would add a level of simplicity and standardization to the testing cycle without affecting the test results.
Do I know this is happening? No, I do not. But if I were testing something I would want all factors static except for the variables that I am testing. It would also help me to more easily conduct visual assessments, as there would be consistent visual cues for my brain to recognize.
Why does everyone assume that just because the ODP title is being shown in the SERPs, that the real page title has not been taken into account for the ranking?
That is, irrespective of what is shown in the SERPs for the title and snippet, Google does have a copy of the real page and does know exactly what is on it. Why do you assume that that content has not been taken into account?
I am seeing this for one datacenter only...as it rotates in and out of the SERPs cycle...
Exactly why I doubt it will stick.
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[edited by: tedster at 8:48 pm (utc) on June 13, 2006]