__/ [ Paul B ] on Wednesday 15 March 2006 10:16 \__
> On Wed, 15 Mar 2006 09:55:55 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>So just like MCDar, either it is permanently down or upgrades are in
>>progress. Does anyone know any other tool(s) that can give insight into
>>(mis-)alignment across datacentres? Is it possible that Google broke some
>>off-the-hook API's, meking tools that rely on such access obsolete?
> Ouch. That is bad.
> I must admit I haven't used it for months because it was broken for a
> long time.
> The end is nigh for SEO ;)
Such tools *must* have subjected Google's hardware to uninvited pressure.
They probe several datacentres iteratively. When site load was rather low,
try to remember the latency in YourCache and MCDar.
I don't want to be presumptuous or jump to any conclusions. Regardless: It
wouldn't strike me as surprising if Google tightened a knot with their own
tools (inter-operability becomes a minor issue) while neglecting some
others. When Google were small they needed to win some hearts (e.g. no ads,
open API's), but once they have outgrown themselves, they are independent
enough to neglect third-parties that got them there in the first place
(compare with Netscape).
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