joined:Sept 30, 2006
member22: -lol- x 10. You are confusing me with incredible experts like whitenight and shaddows. I can report what I DO see, but I am unable to predict what I WILL see. ; )
tedster: Well, yes and no... As I posted above, it is just all screwed up!? I see a wide variety of odd things: screwed up cache dates, screwed up snippets, screwed up search counts, snippets that don't match the actual cache of the page, screwed up rankings, and don't get me started on site: or WMT data. But I also see some up to date things...
I have to say, the past 4 days or so have been "bad" - meaning, clearly inaccurate. (When I speak of good vs bad, right vs wrong, I don't mean I have good rankings or bad, my situationis moot in this discussion, I am talking about inaccuracies - SERPs that are clarly mistaken, for my site and all sites). We have reverted to some old SERPs. But prior to that, for about 10 days or so, I was seeing some really good improvements, not correct, but improving down the right road: site: counts were close to perfect, rankings were updating (but nowhere near fully updated from the past 3 months), caches were fixing, etc. Everthing was getting fixed, nowhere near done, but, gettign fixed. And then, was it Wednesday? All back to Feb SERPs.
As far as a pattern... no. I can't see one. I monitor lots of sites, and about 2000 keyword SERPs. -shrugging- I wish I could see a pattern, but, it just jumps around! I don't check a lot of proxies, but more than 1. ; ) And I see enough inaccuracies in just a couple proxies that I feel like I am wasting my time checking more... The concept of multiple chunks of data being folded in is the most consistent idea with what I observe - especially, when you add in the concept that not all data chunks are ready, or being inserted at the same time across proxies. - shrugging - I guess...
Anyway, I think the real point of my post is, no one should get discouraged with what they see right now. For sure, we are not done. The current SERPs are not a new baseline from which we can all identify where we stand, and move foward. The current SERPs are inperfect and incomplete. Gorg is doing an ongoing update, that much is for sure, and I have no clue when it will finish, or where it will end up, and I am not sure it is a worthy use of time analyzing it right now because it is a moving target - gorg keeps moving the goalposts.
To stress over what you see today is to fret unnecessarily. This is not settled yet.