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Slack Water

There are times when everything seems to slow down.

At the moment it looks like Big Daddy is stalled - Rankpulse has gone back to sleep again - the impact so far on us appears to be broadly neutral based on some ups and some downs across our broad range of keywords.

The phasing is quite unusual - normally Google will test an update or an update phase on one or two data centers and then roll it out quite quickly to the rest with a bit of subsequent flux while things settle down. With this one it seems to have stalled after rolling out to nearly half the data centers but there is some evidence of minor flux on some of our keywords using good old McDar. Perhaps there are issues at the remaining centers which need to be fixed before they can take it on - Google Knows!

The template adoption job is progressing slowly but surely, though we are still plagued by an irritating browser clash. The pages work fine on IE but one area is out by a couple of pixels on FireFox. On the other hand the product table layouts seem to be more under control in this environment and this is aided by the snappier BitPass link of 'Buy Now!'. That's a good thing because it was a tedious manual update process over 200+ products.

Onward and upward!

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