I’m coming back!

May 27th, 2007

Hi everyone.. I write this from LA airport – presently waiting for (delayed) return flight – 3.30am departure.

Don’t fly qantas… on the way here, plane was delayed 8 hours, then they lost my baggage, and took 6 days to find it 🙂

Now due to a crash with a baggage trolley, flight back is delayed too… also by 8 hours,,,, oh well – what can you do 🙂

I’ll talk to you all soon.. lots photos

The rest of this post is an experiment (trying to pull my page about how to get out of the supplemental index out of the supplemental index – it’s called irony – how to get out of the supplemental index) – there – done – back on the front page – now do your thing, googlebot. Oh – and another one – http://www.naturalflare.com to help out someone on the webmaster forums.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John  |  May 27th, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    I love the ad-targeting – “We can send your baggage anywhere!” – looks like they did 😀

    Have a good flight!

  • 2. DuckMan  |  May 28th, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks John!

    I’m happy tom say that I have now arrived home – the flight eventually left, but it wasn’t until about 8.30 in the morning (LA time) – by that stage I’d been waiting at LA airport ~24 hours – this was not the smoothest overseas trip I’ve ever had.

    Meh, when it comes down to it – the wing of the 747 was seriously damaged, but even though we had to endure a whole night waiting around in LAX without any food or refreshments (all the retail outlets were closed), I think everyone was just happy that the job was done right – a 747 with a dodgy aileron isn’t something I’d be happy flying on (at least, unless I had my parachute with me 🙂 )



  • 3. SusieJ  |  May 29th, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    I hope the “trip” made up for all the airline hassles. What a mess! And you already had a long flight to endure, and add that with the extended airport stay …

  • 4. Bambarbia  |  June 6th, 2007 at 2:27 am

    How to get out of the supplemental index?

    June 05, 2007: Google still shows it in supplemental. Checking cache:
    “This is G o o g l e’s cache of … as retrieved on 11 May 2007 21:15:25 GMT.”
    Speed of crawl is one of hundreds constraints; wording “Fresh content” simply means that. HTTP 1.1 also plays a role here, such as HEAD queries from Googlebot which may compare MD5 checksum of a page and find that page is not modified (I need to check server logs in debug mode; at least it understands “Last-Modified” and “Expiration” headers) If Google believes you page changes once a month, it may go to supplemental (depends on many other constraints such as Google Toolbar query-monitoring, history records for a website and indexed terms, etc).

    Just as a sample, all pages from my site retrieved after May 30, 2007 are in the main index; all ‘old’ pages are in supplemental. And it does not depend on PR (in my specific case only); the only logic is cache freshness (and possibly query monitoring via Toolbar).

    This is just ‘technical’ constraint, it depends on many (in-human-language) factors such as site quality, fresh content, etc.

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