Senior SEO at Weboptimiser
11 April 2003 11:57am
Well, Google started updating late on the 10th April (UK time), and you can see the beginnings of the new database at www2 and www3.google.com. Look slike multiple links from the same site are being hit this time round, so we may see some cleaner results this time, as the "Damn the crosslinking spam filters! Full speed ahead!" crowd might take a real knock this month.
As promised, Google are including previously banned sites which have mended their wicked ways, and are requesting that anyone else who wishes to be reconsidered sends an e-mail to
I personally would be a bit economical with the truth here; these requests are one of Googles best sources of information on how people spam them and exploit the more glaring weaknesses in their algorithm, and it wouldn't do for them to be able to find and fix ALL of them ;)
Also, GoogleGuy dropped a BIG HINT :
He is actively requesting spam reports on hidden text, and hidden links. If you are using these techniques, I would SERIOUSLY look at ways to remove/replace them, BEFORE the deep crawl comes around in a few days time (DeepBot comes from the 216.* block, don't confuse it with the FreshBot out of the 64.* block. Both report themselves as GoogleBot, but its Ms. DeepBot who you need to court most)
So, there we have it, Google update "Cassandra", April 2003. Luck to you all
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