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(An aside: It's amusing that in the comments section the erotic sites got their shorts in a knot about PBS not linking to them. First, they want to be outside the mainstream, then when they're treated as being outside the mainstream, they whine about it.)
AdWords disruptions [webmasterworld.com]
AdSense Outages [webmasterworld.com]
Webmaster Tools Reporting Issues [webmasterworld.com]
Increased "URL-only" Listings [webmasterworld.com]
Site Root Pages Disappearing [webmasterworld.com]
The 950 Penalty Increases [webmasterworld.com]
False PR 0 Reports [webmasterworld.com]
URL Removal Tool Troubles [webmasterworld.com]
There's more, too. This presents a picture to me of some massive data movement, all around the Google farm. Why? To what end? We don't see a clear picture yet, but these disruptions to normal operation, all occurring at about the same time, seem like they might be related to a bigger picture of some kind.
There's also been dramatic differences between data centers in results for the site command so we're trying not to react to those results.
In "general" things (for us) seem to be getting "better" or at least look more stable.
We've also noticed how our AdWords burn rate has almost doubled this month to date (compared to our average monthly cost for the last year). Maybe that, too, is a "bug"?
Is somebody turning the "make more money" (aka MMM) knob?