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February 2006 Google Update
Posted 26 February 2006 - 11:48 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:15 AM
Your magic wand is broken, Jill. Try to wave it again.
Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:34 AM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:00 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 02:31 PM
Google is showing cached copies from 1 and 2 years ago on the sites I monitor. Who knew they even kept data that old?
Definitely some odd stuff going on!
Posted 27 February 2006 - 02:53 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:57 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:17 PM
Yep, Michael's (Martinez) theory is that these are bits of old data that Google keeps stashed out the back and uses to temporarily plug the gaps when it takes sections of the index ('shards') offline to work on them. (A summary. MM will correct if I got it wrong!)
Their only significance is that they are in use at the moment.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 01:32 AM
You are also not showing up at google.com (south africa) anymore .
I do notice that you would have almost no competition if you would also go the PPC (adwords) route ... I only see 2 other adds. Perhaps something to consider while you are busy updating your site.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 01:56 AM
Posted 28 February 2006 - 02:30 AM
We're down to a reported 802 indexed pages at whatever data center is being assiged to me by default. My site map still doesn't appear, and I've lost some more key listings.
So far, that is consistent with what happened last year.
As far as Googlebot goes, it grabbed 4300 files from February 1 through early February 26 from Xenite. Obviously, it's recrawling my domain on a frequent basis.
Googlebot grabbed the site map 3 times in the past 20 hours. So, why is it not showing in the index? I have no idea. I assume it will come back whenever Google finishes doing its thing.
I see two Googlebots in my stats:
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1...
I have read that the Mozilla Googlebot is the Big Daddy bot but I don't know the source for that assertion. The one that shows up in my logs comes from at least four separate IP addresses and it's grabbing everything in site. It accounts for almost 2600 of my 4300 Google fetches.
Now, people who are counting on their Web sites are probably not comforted by the fact that I'm showing intensive crawling and a gradual decline in listed pages. I just want people to understand that I'm not going to panic because I have been through this more than once. And I do get traffic from other sources, so I can live without Google, whereas other people may not be quite so fortunate. So I do feel for those of you who are wondering where the Google Love is.
All I can say is that so far I am not seeing anything I haven't seen before and I'm not really concerned. This all looks normal, and at least is not as painful as last year was.
My traffic is holding somewhat steady. It varies by a few thousand hits per day, up or down. One of my most popular pages (for the month) is a page that currently doesn't even show up in my default Google data center. I am guessing it is still being served up in other Google data centers.
So this is a situation where the data center watchers at least can draw comfort from the fact that google.com doesn't show the same results to everyone.
But that should also be an object lesson to all SEOs. You cannot be sure you're always on top with Google, even when it looks like you're always on top with Google. That is as true for me as it is for anyone else.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:13 AM
From the way it looks it should get sorted by itself, I can see virtually 70% to 80% of sites affected by this problem,
Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:37 AM
Very strange. About 3 weeks ago, my nice comfortable slot at #14 (for 2 popular keywords), went to #135 and I've sat there ever since. Occasionally it goes to #212, then back to #135. Lets hope this all passes quickly and I get my #14 slot back .
Posted 01 March 2006 - 06:11 AM
Source: David Utter's write up of the Duplicate Content session at SES2006.
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