Aaron just IM’d me about some weirdness he was seeing in the SERP’s. He had a site that was 301ing the domain.com to www.domain.com. The problem was that Google was indexing the 301 page! I had never seen this before but a quick query found many more. Is BidDaddy broke?
Google query to find some of the indexed 301’s
And check out #1 position for this query:
I was in K-Mart today getting some keys copied and saw the new Google ceiling fans that just hit the market!
We are seeing BigDaddy live on Google.com now. It appears to be a true rollout as its showing up on far more datacenters than ever before. According to Mike its live on these IP’s:
Lets hope it sticks!
The speculation that Google had visited the Raleigh/Triangle area in a possible move to open a location in the area was recently followed up by Andy discovering that Google had held a recruiting session with computer science students at NCSU.
An inquiry over at The Wolf Web suggests that Google was only here to recruit new grads for existing locations outside of NC.
Last week Andy Beal reported on a rumor/story that Google was looking to establish an office in RTP. Andy speculates that Google could be looking to acquire Scot Wingo’s successful ChannelAdvisor. Arrgghh! Maybe I should have taken Scot’s offer to come in for a interview last year.
The story continued when a local Raleigh blogger reported that Google had a jet parked at RDU for several days last week. Suffering from post Thanksgiving lack of motivation yesterday I called the largest private hangar at RDU, posed as a reporter and asked about the jet. She had no idea what I was talking about. So in continuing with my theme of avoiding the code I needed to be writing I spoke with that local blogger yesterday and he confirmed that the jet was indeed from Google and was parked at Raleigh International but he didn’t know if it was still here. (I seriously considered driving over to find out for myself and to wrap up the day with only 15 minutes of meaningful work).
Maybe Google will attempt to set up shop in Raleigh and keep it a big secret like they have done in Georgia. Or maybe they are just looking for a Raleigh parking lot to setup one of their new mobile data centers. Hey Larry and Sergey, I have a big parking lot here on Six Forks road and I’ll even run you some ethernet down from my office.