Google Bigdaddy Search Infrastructure To Rollout More Broadly

Bigdaddy progress update
from Google’s Matt Cutts provides an update on the
new Bigdaddy search infrastructure that Google has been testing for several
weeks. It’s now rolling out to various Google data centers, but that’s going to
be a process that will take weeks.

Want to know more? Matt talked with Greg Boser and Todd Friesen about Bigdaddy
as part of their
show earlier this week (audio file

Along with jammin’ and spammin’ and Bigdaddy, Matt covered sandbox issues, link
baiting, the v7ndotcom SEO contest, playing hockey at Google, bad plays and

Rand gives you a text summary
here of the show here.
Threadwatch ponders Matt’s use of the term orthogonal
here. By the way, you should
be listening to SEO Rockstars since Matt himself does when driving to work.

Want more on Bigdaddy? See our
New Google
“Bigdaddy” Infrastructure Live, Data Center Open For Feedback
thread at the
Search Engine Watch Forums. Here’s a summary post I did within that discussion:

Yep, Matt’s been a madman today, but there’s a method to his madness. It was all
part of setting things up for taking feedback on the Bigdaddy data center, which
will migrate to Google in the next month or two. So expect a Feb. 2006 or March
2006 Bigdaddy Update. Key posts, which I’d suggest reading in this order:

  • Bigdaddy on the move
    : Alert that one of the Bigdaddy data centers is
    back to showing regular results so fixes can be put into place. Want
    Bigdaddy, then go to
    , where it’s still live.

  • Feedback on Bigdaddy data center
    where he covers how the data center got
    its name, how this is an entire new infrastructure for Google web search
    coming online, how it will go live on “regular” Google in the next month or
    two, how ranking changes you may see now on regular Google are unrelated,
    how to send feedback about changes you see and more.

  • SEO advice: discussing 302 redirects
    on how and why Google handles
    permanent redirects on regular Google and new Bigdaddy-flavored Google.

  • SEO advice: interpreting inurl
    on how to use the inurl operator at
    Google and why the results probably don’t show a hijacking issue, in case
    you suspect that in regular Google or Bigdaddy.

  • SEO advice: url canonicalization
    on my favorite word, how Google
    determines which domain to use for your listings when there are multiple
    options. Canonical issues are something Matt hopes Bigdaddy will improve.

By the way, for some additional background on two of the biggest problems that
Bigdaddy aims to solve for Google — hijacking and canonical issues, see these
past pieces from Search Engine Watch:

So far, I haven’t had a chance to play with Bigdaddy, but I already have a big
positive feeling from the effort Matt’s put into to prepping people for it and
to help them send feedback.

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