WebmasterWorld is known for the large threads on popular topics, the mods do what they can to break up the threads to make them more legible and forum friendly (they do a wonderful job). One such thread is named Dealing with the consequences of Bourbon Update which is currently 82 pages long with 1,225 posts, starting on June 5, 2005 by a member named reseller. Reseller has been very active within the thread, keeping a summary and the thread going. On page 78, message number 1,167 he wrote a reply named Dealing with the consequences of Bourbon Update: Google-Updates Survival Kit (scroll down to the reply). In that reply he recaps most of the topics discussed in the thread:
- Do a 301 redirect regarding yoursite.com vs. www.yoursite.com (canonical url problem) - Removing 302 redirects - Removing duplicates - Subtle page changes and monitor SERP changes - Create and submit a Google Sitemap - Send feedback to Google engineers - Optimize your site for other search engines (like Yahoo, MSN ..) - Transfer your affected site to a spare/emergency site - Outlet Sites Strategy
You must check out at least that post On page 78, message number 1,167 he wrote a reply named Dealing with the consequences of Bourbon Update: Google-Updates Survival Kit (scroll down to the reply) for more information and then read from there, reseller does a good rolling update.