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This is the way the "new" updates happen.
What did you think the whole "Big Daddy" thing was supposed to solve?
Now, it's "gradual" data refreshes that may or may not affect your sites.
See [webmasterworld.com...] for webmasters affected by the "update"
I think what most people are waiting for is simply a toolbar-pagerank-update. We all know that such a pr-update would hardly change anything in the SERPs, but it is a sort of prestige-question for many webmasters and would indicate that implementation of the new infrastucture has settled and come to an end as promised in summer by googleguy, vanessa and adam.
The second major bulk of questions has to do with subdomains and subdomain-spamming and includes that www vs non-www issue, but I don't actually expect any quick solution here.
If I remember correctly he indicated a PR update was not a priority, so I think many here got a little excited expecting a huge massive "algo" update of old.
I don't expect to see those types of "massive" updates anymore.
As far as a PR update?
I'm sure the SEO forums will be a buzzin when it comes.
[edited by: MLHmptn at 12:27 am (utc) on Sep. 22, 2006]
The internet is ever changing and ever expanding
New technology brings website owners and developers the opportunity to give our customers and viewers better information and easier/better/safer platforms and technologies in which to display it with. As web developers we are constantly having to make changes for browser version, search engine versions and consumer demands.
When sites never change then the content must be stale in my opinion.
Not every website is out to spam the world. I think the search engines have brought the spam upon themselves when they allowed websites to place ads on them instead of keeping the ads within the engine itself.
So in an attempt to control the monsters they created some innocent sites are getting hurt. These sites are having to resort to ppc marketing which is further perpetuating the problem and encouraging content theft by some sites that display ads which causes further harm to possibly already damaged sites.
Honest mistakes can be made with duplicate content pages especially when it comes to dynamic sites, and with a very simple automated email or flag, site owners could be contacted or a notification posted in SE and webmaster communication areas like sitemaps, site explorer and others. Then webmasters could make the necessary changes in order for crawling of their site to resume.
The end of summer is upon us and for most.. it has been long, hot and dry.