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Data Burp [2/21 - 2/24]

page stayed in the index but disappeared from SERPS

     
4:54 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Just a heads up - a high ranking page (spidered on 2/12) in a hotly competitive category disappeared off the search results page on 2/21 and reappeared in the SERPS on 2/24.

The reappeared page had a spider date of 2/18.

What's funny is that the page in question remained on sitelinks all along but was invisible in any search (I know this because I deliberately mispell a word and hide it via white type on a white background as a sort of fingerprint).

In the interim there were some spammy pages in the SERPS where my page belonged. I am talking pure bullshirt.

Moral of the story dont have a heart attack thinking you've been 950'ed or banned right away. Wait a week before you begin the grieving process for a money page.

6:54 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I can confirm all kinds of data oddities in the past few days. I've been doing an intensive analysis of a certain website (about 1100 pages) this week, and the inconsistencies I see almost from hour to hour could make me crazy if I became too concerned too fast.

Moral of the story dont have a heart attack thinking you've been 950'ed or banned right away. Wait a week before you begin the grieving process for a money page.

You said it. We're talking about computer data here, not a permanent entry in Heaven's Book of Gold. Let'sall sign a chorus with Bobby McFerrin: "Don't worry, be happy." Unless you don't like a capella music, of course.