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Seriously....I’m not kidding about here.
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from g1smd 2260 Days ago #
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I’m aware of a site that Google indexes every day and content appears in the SERPs within hours of posting... but for years Google takes a holiday from indexing the site for a couple of days once every month or two... see what happens over the next few days.

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from Harith 2260 Days ago #
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I wouldn’t call it a penalty. Maybe an ancident worth watching ;-)

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from Hobo 2260 Days ago #
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I know my blog like the back of my hand. This is quite unnatural - and for the past week. Seeing on it some other blogs too..

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from jimbeetle 2260 Days ago #
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I’ve seen G slowing down somewhat yesterday and today across a handful of very strong sites I checked; I strongly doubt they’ve all been penalized. G1’s "holiday" and Harith’s "accident worth watching" are probably closer to reality than a new "penalty".

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from g1smd 2260 Days ago #
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I freaked out a bit the first time I saw it happen.  Every day the Fresh Dates had been updated a few hours before midnight, with the stuff that had been spidered about 18 hours previously - and then one day, it just stopped.A few days later it restarted (but on a slightly different schedule) as if nothing much had happened in the meantime. This could be different now, but I guess that it will take a few days to see what is going on.

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from Hobo 2260 Days ago #
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Thanks for the info g1smd I’ll keep an eye on it....

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from jeffquipp 2260 Days ago #
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Something’s definitely up ... don’t feel comfortable calling it a penalty yet though. Right now, I like the term phenomenon ... it may be an unintended side effect much as the -6 phenomenon was. Maybe Matt Cutts could comment?

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from mpind 2259 Days ago #
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I think it’s more of filter than any penalty!

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from g1smd 2259 Days ago #
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In the post above I meant to write Cache Date instead of Fresh Date, though Fresh Dates did also come into it on some occasions.

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from snipergrunge 2259 Days ago #
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It happened with my blog when I was on vacations and haven’t posted for weeks... after everything came back to normal.

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from theGypsy 2259 Days ago #
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Man... I feel like I am back at ThreadWatch in the days of ’Matt Baiting’.... he he.... "Hey Matt, I have a hangnail. Care to comment on it?"ha h ha hah ha.... aahh... Sorry mate, must be the brew :0)

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from HustlinGrind 2259 Days ago #
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I’d say the more pages you have indexed the harder it becomes for new pages to get indexed. Not all pages get indexed if Google thinks it’s just repeating what has been said many times. Throw some links at it.

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from JeremyLuebke 2259 Days ago #
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Come on people. Anytime a person at the Googleplex farts these days, SEOs go running to the hills talking of the stench of a penalty. Sometimes people just have gas....

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from Hobo 2258 Days ago #
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I’m running a test hereAny observations apreciated.

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