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It seems that since roughly November 10th, Google starts re-considering us.
I search for site:mysite.com and I checked the dates for cached pages. It either shows before march 30th or after november 10th (with maybe one or two exceptions out of 50 or 80 pages I checked).
See this link for history about what was happening to us:
Let's see if the thing keeps going fine for a while...
Now, something is a bit strange: the pages recently added to the cache all show Adsense ads in what seems to be turkish language (our site is in french) and some of them in German.
I guess Google's crawler for these last days is located there, so AdSense is showing ads corresponding to the crawler's location.
Is this something new or has it always been like this? Wouldn't it be better if Google would crawl pages with Adsense ads in the same language as the site itself?
Thanks for your comments on this and sorry if this is FAQ. I never saw anything on it so far.
do you also have inbounds in english from similar sites in english ..perhaps G is requiring the pages to be linked to from elsewhere than your own site in order to crawl them ..or for your nav to be linking to them from the front page ..( it may be that they are considered to be too deep ) get some off site links and they ought to surface ..
BTW ..I know that is more related to your query in the other thread ..
for now the live adsense served is consistantly in french ..only the cache is showing turkish ..which makes it far more likely the adsense problem is with g's back end
Thanks for the feedback.
After thinking about it, it should be decently easy for the AdSense server to detect that the page is being "got" by a Google Crawler and to simply serve ads in the site language and not in the crawler home address language.
The truth is that I don't use the cache when I search on internet, so I hope that the vast majority of our visitors doesn't either. The impression is not very professional when you get ads in a random language...
@Leosghost : thanks for the nice comments. Yeah, you are probably right about the lack of external links from outside to our english pages.
We'll work on this early 2007 when we'll get the new set of pages in english.
Note that I keep thinking that this behaviour (pages not being crawled and added to the index because being too deep) makes no sense to me. We never noticed this in 6 years and only in 2006 this is happening.
Just when Google finally is coming up with a decent custom site search, it is of no use to me since Google is not crawling our pages reliably any more (even french pages have not been updated in months):-(
I have just checked again and it seems to me that several of the pages that did show a cache dated in November are now back to Jan/Mar time frame. I have had a 10 minutes peak of hope on sunday and it's already over...
Something must be different when the ads are displayed on the cached version - I don't know what:-(
And looking at a cache after a site command almost always has different ads than when looking at a cache after a normal search on your keywords.
Google is now using the keywords searched to assist with ad relevance, so I'm sure the site command screws this up.
The ads still work normally when at the actual page itself.