Page Rank Update Megathread (update 31.12.2009)

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Anyone notice it? Today the search results from Google have changed quite dramatically since a previous dramatic change in January --- is this just for Germany, or is anyone else out there seeing new changes?
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Hmm, they changed dramatically for me about a week ago, I wonder if that is the one you are seeing?
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Yes, the update is Brandy. The results are as good, if not better than in early November, before Florida and Austin. Im not just saying that because the clients I lost are now all back in top positions either ;-)
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So now we've had Florida, Austin, and Brandy -- where does the name Brandy come from? Any theories on what changes have been added/removed to Google's ranking algorithm?
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From what I can tell they are giving more importance back to the anchor text, and are also relaxing the strictness of the previoius algorithm where they penalize sites that seem to be overoptimized. As to why they are calling this one Update Brandy, I couldn't tell ya.
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It's because they came up with the idea when they'd been drinking for a coupla hours ;)
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I don't know where the name came from, but it starts with B because its the next letter in the alphabet, kinda like how they name hurricanes.

I am really loving this update, not only are all my sites that fell to the earlier updates back, but the relevancy seems to have increased.
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How did we go from Florida to Austin? Last time I checked G would be next.
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It starts over in the new year.
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They gave more weight to the site content rather than the backlinks and they are working very hard as they do not care so many bugs while updating mosdtly directory listing.
The old , mainly new algorithm which is built %90 of the backlinks were just caused to the spam - they have to think that before but anyway they are changing this - balancing with the site content , also they want to give chance to new sites by new ranking parameters.

Where do i know :idea: i just put myself to theirs :P
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Ops its not just the guess , i want to mean that i see it very clearly from my search results change , very radical change-raise altough pr of 1 one of my site - really iam ranking, i only guess the reason of that.
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They started changing last night as a matter of fact. We had been testing a new instant ranking tool http://4retards.com/ibl/ranker.php and we saw all kinds of fluctuations all night. Reminded me sorta of the old dance :P

In my opinion, the new rolling update is a good thing. It means we dont have to wait a full month for SERP changes.
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The changes to the google serps have been happening daily for quite a while now. I have been using a ranking tool for Google for almost 6 months now. Daily serp changes are nothing new.
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Just got news in that Google is in the process of updating backlinks and Pagerank. At least one datacenter that is showing the new PR and backlinks which is located at this IP:

http://66.102.9.104/
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Woohoo!!! If I go to the new site (the one I've been waiting to get sorted in Google for about 2 1/2 months now), right click, and view backlinks, nothing, nadda, zilch, zero, empty...

I replace http://www.google.com with 66.102.9.104, and up comes "Results 1 - 10 of about 514" - So, it's started to add them!! :)

Hopefully they'll hit the real thing soon :)

Is there a way to find out how this datacenter rates your PR? I haven't found a way in the Google toolbar to input a custom IP to get PR from (can it be edited via the registry? Or do you think it's hard-coded into the toolbar?)
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Yes, you can see the new PR on websites by placing this line in your hosts file which basically makes toolbarqueries.google.com use the new IP:

66.102.9.104 toolbarqueries.google.com

On windows XP the hosts file is located in this directory:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

Now when you goto websites you will see the new PR in your toolbar. Remember to take it out of the hosts file when you are done with it.
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So if I didnt get any results for a link:www.floridafishandhunt.com
on that address does that mean I wont be jumping on the wagon this time?

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That would be correct Doug, you probably missed this wagon.
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I jump pr4 from pr1 :? , also it gives pr4 to half of my subpages and pr0 to others but the backlinks that results are at least 3 weeks old. I wish google is still updating ... or i had missed the most of the links that i had get at this last three week.
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Thats cool. I wont flip out :evil: haha

Question:
I have probably 15 to 20 links out there that were live before last nights backlink and page rank update.
The sites that had live links to my site all had a good to better than average pr.
Does google look at how long those backlinks have been there and only post them once they have been on a site for a certain amount of time?
Or, Does Google see the link go to my page, deem it as sucky and decide not to list the backlinks?
I am asking this to see if I am doing something wrong, Or do I just need to remain calm and patient and know that one day I will see them.
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Is it possible that they are still updating :hmm: I'm seeing 8 backlinks on http://66.102.9.104/ but none on http://www.google.com. I know I have at least 40 backlinks with pr4 and above :?:
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Google is not showing the any backlinks that have been setup at the last 3 weeks.
I think those are the results of an update which is nearly 2-3 weeks ago.
Also google made a big crawl which is 2-3days ago and those results (pr and the backlinks) to be appeared in next weeks.
But the search results are updating nearly real time and become more stabil this week.
Also it seems like google gives more weight to the dmoz listed pages :?:
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Here is something wierd.
I have had a pr of 0 since I started my site.
Last night when i read this thread I had a pr of 0 on http://www.google.com
and a pr of 0 that ip address big web posted.

This morning I just checked and I have a pr of 1 on http://www.google.com
and a pr of 0 on that same ip bigweb posted last night.
Isnt that strange?

Hey I am stoked I have a pr of 1.
BEERS ARE ON ME!
-Doug

Btw I love this forum.
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what in the hell?
I just checked google again and my pr is down to a 0 again.
It changed in a matter of 5 mins.
What do you all show my pr as?
http://www.floridafishandhunt.com
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floridafishandhunt.com wrote:
what in the hell?
I just checked google again and my pr is down to a 0 again.
It changed in a matter of 5 mins.
What do you all show my pr as?
http://www.floridafishandhunt.com

I see pr of 1 but!

EVERYONE HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS ?
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Anyone remember my prediction? I said it would come on St. Patties Day! ;-)

First recent site PR3, now PR6
Second recent site PR0, now PR5
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floridafishandhunt.com wrote:
what in the hell?
I just checked google again and my pr is down to a 0 again.
It changed in a matter of 5 mins.
What do you all show my pr as?
http://www.floridafishandhunt.com


Clear your cache.....your PR is 1
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vetofunk wrote:
Anyone remember my prediction? I said it would come on St. Patties Day! ;-)

First recent site PR3, now PR6
Second recent site PR0, now PR5


How did you get into google's directory :?:
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Through DMOZ. Though there has not been an update since early Novemeber. I am an editor for DMOZ and there are no answers yet on the delay.
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ok 8)

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