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Full-up Google choking on web spam?

Posted on 5th May, 2006

There’s an interesting article over at The Register pointing out problems Google might be experiencing after the Big Daddy update in January.

Alarm usually accompanies changes to Google’s algorithms, as the new rankings can cause websites to be demoted, or disappear entirely. But four months on from the introduction of “Big Daddy,” it’s clear that the problem is more serious than any previous revision – and it’s getting worse.

Webmasters now report sites not being crawled for weeks, with Google SERPS (search engine results pages) returning old pages, and failing to return results for phrases that used to bear fruitful results.

“Some sites have lost 99 per cent of their indexed pages,” reports one member of the Webmaster World forum. “Many cache dates go back to 2004 January.” Others report long-extinct pages showing up as “Supplemental Results.”

Google’s chief executive Eric Schmidt has hinted that Google is having a huge machine crisis, those servers are chocked full of stuff…

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In a related topic, you might want to read this:

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