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    Go to Google. Type in the word Casino and hit Google search. The number 1 spot is taken by a website called 'Page not Found'. The text that follows 'page not found' is this:
    Page Not Found. The page you tried to access does not exist on this
    server. This page may not exist due to the following reasons: You ...

    I'm sure that they deserve that spot, after all, I'm sure all the keywords are relevant.

    This is the No. 1 page out of "about 14,600,000"

    yeah, Googles got my vote.

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    Just the description is messed up, but click link and page is there. Why #1 spot, backlinks, link text.

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    About a week ago the results were looking better, but now they've reverted to the old cruddy ones.

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    I really think Google is having a few problems with their new algo. Too many spammy sites, too many dead links, etc. I don't believe this went as smoothly as Google had hoped it would. I also noticed that Google didn't seem to do as much spidering in May as it normally does.

    I'll bet Google is doing damage control right now, trying to figure out what went wrong, and how to fix it. Of course, they'll never admit that but the quality of Google searches has declined seriously over the last month or so.

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    I've noticed google spidering new pages on my sites today, don't know what that means though

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    Every keyphrase related to gambling has been overrun by the online casinos and their affiliates.

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    No, that #1 for "casino" looks right on the money to me. Do a link: query for the domain. Check through the presented results, looking for 1) direct http:// references, 2) links from a couple of other "links pages" where you are permitted to choose your own anchor text / description

    All that proves is that guestbook spamming and its related disciplines still work, but that you have to be quite good at it to make it work in competitive areas these days

    >> Every keyphrase related to gambling has been overrun by the online casinos and their affiliates.

    And that surprises you how, exactly?

    Online gambling revenue forecasts for 2003 SLASHED to just $4.2 billion. Makes me wanna weep for the poor, starving dependents of now destitute online gambling operators. They might be down to their last few million even now.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> And that surprises you how, exactly? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Doesn't surprise me at all. It shows what you just said (that spamming still works).

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    I have noticed that many of the top listings for keywords I target lead to pages that do not exist anymore.

    This is not exactly what anyone wants. I hope google can figure it out soon.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Just the description is messed up, but click link and page is there. Why #1 spot, backlinks, link text. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    I guess the point I was trying to make is that Google indexed the page when it wasn't to be found. Google copied the page (not being there) and then posts this page (that doesnt exist) as part of its search results. Although it is up and running NOW, It wasn't when it was indexed.

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