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Austin Update Feedback


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GoogleGuy Says

PostPosted: February 4, 2004 12:13 AM 

Importance: Medium

GG says he would like some feedback on the Austin update.

(I like the first paragraph of this post - the point that members cannot post "specifics" in the forums. Using the forum on this site, you can post specifics - whether they be spam reports or relating to your ranking situation. You don't have to register, you can post a new topic by clicking here.)

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

WebmasterWorld sometimes isn't the best because the terms of service say "no specifics," so it can be hard for everyone to get a read on other people, what their area and sites are like, and what keywords people are talking about.

I've been crunching hard to wrap up a project (almost done), but I've got a couple days that are less crazy this week, and I want to hear reports where people aren't happy with the results. If you see something in search results that looks spammy to you, please use the spam report form with the keyword "austinupdate" so it's easy for me to pull it up. The spam report form is here: http://www.google.com/contact/spamreport.html

If on the other hand you think a particular set of search results is irrelevant (either because the current results are off-topic, or because you think that your site should be there and isn't), I'd write to webmaster [at] google.com and again use the keyword "austinupdate" or say something like "GoogleGuy asked me to mention this change with the Austin update" so that user support will know where to route it. I'll talk to user support so that they can collect those emails. I'll sit down with someone in the quality group to look over the feedback--if there's areas where we can be more relevant, I want to see reports with specifics, and I can't do that on WebmasterWorld.

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