Last week I was over at Google and decided to do the typical vanity search: either your name, or your site or company, etc. I Google’d 9rules and came up with about 3.2M results which was up from the last time I did it. Yesterday I ran the same query again but it only came up with ~1.6M results…. what?!? I was just talking to Paul a second ago on IM and we ran the query again so I could show him the weirdness, and now it’s back up to around 3 million.
I realize that query results can change and shift, but dropping 40-50% in a matter of a day or two and then popping back up seems pretty odd to me. Do you guys know what could be causing this?