The official Google blog has been busy…
Over at his personal blog, Google engineer, Matt Cutts explains how Google rolled out “Bigdaddy” and why some people may have seen their site drop out of the index.
It looks like Google’s cracking down on crappy inbound and outbound links.
The sites that fit â€œno pages in Bigdaddyâ€? criteria were sites where our algorithms had very low trust in the inlinks or the outlinks of that site. Examples that might cause that include excessive reciprocal links, linking to spammy neighborhoods on the web, or link buying/selling. The Bigdaddy update is independent of our supplemental results, so when Bigdaddy didnâ€™t select pages from a site, that would expose more supplemental results for a site.
Mike Grehan stalked Matt Cutts for over two years before finally getting him to stay still long enough for an interview.
Mike’s ClickZ column has a few juicy details from the interview, including some interesting clues on the infamous Sandbox.
Anyone else seen this? Is this an isolated case, or is Yahoo following in the footsteps of Google? And, will Microsoft hold to its word and realize it can gain a lot of market share by treating marketers with more respect than the others?
While Google Desktop hasn’t officially launched yet, you can get a preview of the service via this login screen. (I was able to login, although others report not being able to. Let me know if you get in).
What can you expect from the service?
* Clip useful information.
You can add clippings of text, images and links from web pages to your Google Notebook without ever leaving your browser window.
* Organize your notes.
You can create multiple notebooks, divide them into sections, and drag-and-drop your notes to stay organized.
* Get access from anywhere.
You can access your Google Notebooks from any computer by using your Google Accounts login.
* Publish your notebook.
You can share your Google Notebook with the world by making it public.
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