Big Daddy Roll Out Complete

Mar 27, 2006 • 7:49 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Reports come from WebmasterWorld that the "Big Daddy" Google update is now complete. The Big Daddy infrastructure rollout has been completely migrated to all of Google's data centers. We expected this would happen soon, and it did. There are still some supplemental issues, people are complaining about, however.

The Big Daddy update is coined as a "infrastructure" change in the Google index. It is a core change to how Google handles certain types of pages and how it stores them, I believe. The rankings and indexing of pages can be affected, and many are.

Forum discussion on the roll out at WebmasterWorld.

Previous story: Google Removes RK Value From Checksum


Michael Martinez

03/27/2006 09:46 pm

As of this afternoon (March 27), I see no indication in that discussion that the update is any more complete than what Matt Cutts posted on his blog last week. I think your headline is a bit pre-emptive. Over at HighRankings, I told people I would stop posting about Big Daddy by no later than April 15, but it's not completely done yet.

Barry Schwartz

03/27/2006 10:01 pm

There have been several WMW members that have claimed the Big Daddy roll out has migrated to all the data centers. That is how I worded it; "Reports come from WebmasterWorld that the "Big Daddy" Google update is now complete."

Michael Martinez

03/28/2006 05:36 am

This is why I read SEORoundtable, Barry. That thread has grown exponentially since I posted my comment. It's just not worth my time to sift through it. If you have seen people say they think it has hit all the data centers, I believe you. But please don't take offense if I wait a little longer to officially bow out of BD monitoring.

Barry Schwartz

03/28/2006 11:24 am

Michael, with all due respect. I do take offense to wasting your time.

blog comments powered by Disqus