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    Google Panda update happening tonight
    Saw this posted on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/google/status/227901862706298880
    New data refresh of Panda starts rolling out tonight. ~1% of search results change enough to notice.
    It's probably unrelated, but G is crawling my site like a bat of out of hell right now.. but most of the URLs they're hitting are 404s. The page returns the correct 404 header, but most are URLs that are not even in the index (using the "site:" parameter). I wonder if it's just a double-check of page status...

    Anyone else seeing unusual happenings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teezone View Post
    Anyone else seeing unusual happenings?
    Nothing unusual today other than a little higher than normal referrals from the Google. Which has always been a sign of a drop in traffic to follow.

    Been monitoring the last 60 days of stats pretty heavily - one commonality amongst our sites - the Google has been throttling both impressions and clicks.

    Who knows, maybe this will shake that sticky throttle loose a bit...
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    Evidently the Goog tweeted about that last evening (according to some reports, including this one on Search Engine Land).
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    Evidently the Goog tweeted about that last evening
    I linked to the tweet above, it was from @google.

    So far I'm not seeing any big change, other than the crawling, but I'm finally back to number one for one of my exact match titles.

    When my site dropped, for that title, my site ranked 12 out of 14 (with scrapers above me). Over the past 4 months, it has gone to 6, then 7, back to 6, down to 12, up to 4... and now number one!

    If traffic follows, that would be great, but I'm relieved to see the site finally ranking well for its own terms.

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    Didn't notice anything different today...
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    I was wondering why the intensive crawling, but look at what showed up lately at Webmaster Tools:

    If you click on one of your sites, then on a new link "HEALTH" and then "INDEX STATUS" you'll see indexing activity for the past year.

    I notice a sudden jump in files/pages indexed starting May 6 this year.

    And then click on the "advanced" tab to see more . . .

    Wonder where the Goog was storing this info before May 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ View Post
    I notice a sudden jump in files/pages indexed starting May 6 this year.
    Noticed that, too.



    Just a slight increase in activity, eh?...
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    I see the same wacky jump on May 6th.. but over time, it has settled in to numbers that look quite reasonable.

    Given the issues I had with my site, this shows me exactly what I would expect. The crazy infinite URL issue in early November, and the subsequent (algo) penalty in January. The past 3 month trend looks exactly as I thought.. a massive burst of "not selected" as "total indexed" becomes a more manageable number.

    The best news for me is that ranking is back to number one for my site's exact titles (scrapers are now below me!). It hasn't translated to a major change traffic, but I've never tracked ebbs & flows against these announcements anyway.

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    How can you tell if some one at Google manually checks your site? what do you look for in your analytics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennyglen View Post
    How can you tell if some one at Google manually checks your site? what do you look for in your analytics?
    Not sure if you can - but I heard they leave a handwritten message on one of those little sticky notes...


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    could "not selected" be discovered duplicate content?

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    could "not selected" be discovered duplicate content?
    Could be...

    In my case, I think the sizable number is a good thing. Back in March/April, I implemented a major 301 redirect to canonical URLs, to fix a programming error that spawned infinite urls. The goal was to get them out of the index.

    I'm thinking "not selected" might also include 404s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ View Post
    could "not selected" be discovered duplicate content?
    Duplicate, similar, etc:





    https://support.google.com/webmaster...&answer=139066
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    Cool
    then, hopefully, others of our sites are considered the "authority" sites.

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