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Giving people what they want: violence and sloppy eating

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I spent most of Sunday at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry. (More later, when it will be put as a Highlight of the weekend.)

While I was there, I was sad enough to use their internet access to do a quick google for something and, "oh, while I'm here..." see what google came up with for 'chaps hiv' and other similar searches.

OMG! chaps.org.uk was number two! The official chapsonline.org.uk site was four!! Ha!!!

It wasn't so good for 'chaps bisexual', but it's early days and being #2 for the main search was going to be a Major Highlight.

But today... google has heard of the site (doing 'site:chaps.org.uk' shows that) but has none of the content. Wierd.

I'll have to have a look at the logfiles to see if googlebot's paid a visit between yesterday afternoon and today, and what happened when it did.

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when googlebot finds a link to somewhere, the page the link goes to will be put into the database and may show up as a "supplemental result", meaning it hasn't actually indexed the page properly yet, but it knows that it's there.

then it goes onto the list to be properly indexed at a later time.

when it's been indexed, the information will take time to propagate through the datacenters, so it may show up on one search, then not, depending on which datacenter you happen to get on.


excellent resource on the behaviour of google and other issues, and a spam free forum.

On Sunday afternoon, it knew all about the content and wasn't showing up as a 'supplemental result'.

I hadn't thought about the multiple data centres though.

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