Discussion in 'Server Administration' started by temi, May 30, 2005.
Google PageRank server is back online
So it was a server issue?
Where is the official response from Google, or, is there one?
I don't know what the official response is, I just guessed that it was a server issue because a few days before it went offline completely it has been erratic.
Well it finally seems to be working for me again as well.
Nothing posted on the official google blog http://googleblog.blogspot.com/ so who knows? I expect to see something there today or tomorrow though, as no way will they let this slide without mentioning it.
I find it funny that they aren't honest right up front and leave all of us to wonder in the first place.
If they told everyone what was wrong they would get a whole lot less forum press coverage lol. Now they get 3 bites of the cherry.
1) PR is dead, or is it?
2) PR is back, why was it down
3) PR mystery revealed.
True enough, but doesn't it also serve to hurt their reputation as one of the premier search engines that has their sh1t3 together? I honestly can say that I'm starting to wonder about google where I have never given them a second thought before.
I think we should not forget that Google is run by humans like you and I with the help of computers so we should make allowance for occasional human or machine error. Or even occasional confusion on policy. I remember a few years a go when Royal Mail was given some degree of autonomy with a view to privatisation in the long run, the management then spent Millions of pounds re-branding Royal Mail to Consignia , suprise suprise after a few months the management then changed their mind and re-branded back to Royal Mail (spending even more money to go back to where they were).
I guess I just don't expect a company of there size to make mistakes. I know it's unrealistic so I'll have to work on my POV.
I wonder if someone actually lost their job over this though?
But companies 10 times larger than Google makes even worst mistakes, I am not sure someone should lost their job over a mistake, I think as long as that person does not keep making the same mistake over and over again he/she should not be fired.
Mistakes help us to improve well I am talking about myself here, I don't know if this applies to other people
I agree that we learn from our mistakes and do think I'm being a little over strict on my viewpoint. I guess what I really wonder is what something like this may do to a company so under the scrutiny of the public eye as google is. There may be many people who don't notice, don't care that the PR was dead for a while with no explanation as to why, but it would be naive to think that there are others who may interpret it as an internal problem with google. If you add the fact that they were offline completely just a short while ago, it can start painting a bit of an ugly picture. You make much more money at this game than I do temi, the same can be said about the rest of you I'm sure, but we're not playing on googles playing field either. They are a world wide, multi-billion conglomerate who really can't afford to have consistent bad press or misgivings about their products. All it would take is for this to be the beginning of a trend of "little problems" to affect google and I'll bet their stock would drop to the basement.
Speaking of stocks, has it been affected at all from the time they went offline till now?
Now I'm curious to see if something else happens.
Most people do not even know what page rank is, let alone that it has gone offline. It will not hurt the rep of Google IMO.
I can't see it affecting their stock in any way, the page rank is a free service which only people within webmaster community are aware of so I do not se it affecting their stock in any way
I have no idea what happened with the PR thingy, but my ranks have made an overnight LEAP in Google's SERPS.
Holy Cow! Google Loves me again!
I agree...most people aren't even aware what's happened. I am actually more concerned about Google losing its ability to cache pages. It seems like MSN and Yahoo! are both doing better at crawling, caching, and indexing my web site.
Pinyo, since Google doubled their pagination index, they have had partial indexing problems. It is a PITA no doubt.
Their suplimental index isn't much better either
I have "Tree" structure on my web site where "main page" links to "section pages" to "category pages" to "content pages". This used to worked fine, but now I think I may have to be more aggressive with my site map.
In particular, the actual article pages on my site seems to drop off the index after a while.
What do you think?
So long as all the children link to the parent it shouldn't be a problem.
The "children", I assume you meant "content" page.
The content page links back to the category, section, and main page via the navigation system.
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