On Mon, 22 May 2006 18:35:15 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>__/ [ Paul B ] on Monday 22 May 2006 18:14 \__
>> On 22 May 2006 10:08:41 -0700, "pondlife007" <nigel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>I've recently placed all my sites on Google SiteMaps but I've not
>>>uploaded site maps for each of them yet. One thing I've noticed is
>>>that none of my sites have been crawled since - is this normal? Are we
>>>saving Google the hassle of crawling by adding them to SiteMaps?
>Saving the hassle to Google? Most definitely.
>Improving your ranks? Most arguablely.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ According to those in this newsgroups
> who use it... one person whom I can think of reported
> faster indexing of pages in a very large
> hierarchically-built site.
>>>This site - http://www.turningstones.co.uk/ -has been completely
>>>overhauled and I'm dying to find out how much better it ranks now there
>>>is more textual context - the customer though was adamant that the
>>>index file not be too cluttered - is this an issue? Will it get marked
>>>down for this? Also will pdf's give a higher ranking than Word
>Probably. These are more accessible to more people. And yet, people prefer
>HTML. The Web needs it and it discourages the use of heavy, proprietary
>data, which are hard to crawl and contain little and no semantics, let alone
>links and clear structure. As for clutter in the front page, it depends what
>type of clutter. Make it light enough for 'modem surfers' and include good
>content rather than something that seems machine-generated. KISS (Keep it
>Simple, Stupid). *smile*
>> I suggest that you read the posts in here for the last 5 days or so.
>> In a nutshell, google has many bugs that they are trying to fix.
>> Now, if we all move over one place, you can have a seat in the same
>> boat as us.
>I'm still tugging onto that rope, being hit by the waves... if nothing
>happens soon, we might as well cease to anticipate a reversal. It's becoming
>somewhat of a mess.
I didn't expect much over the w/e - it never does. And I was expecting
the 3 DCs to return, and they did.
So, although things are bad, just hold tight and I think everything
will be okay again.
One site of mine was between 9 and 40 for different highly targetted
keywords. These are no longer in the top 500.
But, as the 3 DCs are back again showing results, I see that I am
still where I was before the hassles.
Worried ? No.
Impatient ? a bit.
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