I have a test currently in progress
Testing started 22nd February 2010
Here is a link to my Buzz SEO Test
The test subject was an unindexed page on my Vark profile, which at time of starting the test was totally unindexed though active.
Test for indexation of Andy Beard on Vark in Google
Update 24th February 2010
After ensuring the page on Google Buzz would be indexed using a prominent link on a blog post, the page was shown to be indexed both using a manual test searching for unique text, and with a Google alert.
Update 7th March 2010
The test has been running for 2 weeks, with no indexation of the post on Vark.
Google is known to index Vark content if they are encouraged to do so
Test for general Vark indexation
I have introduced a new factor, a link to a different Vark question and answer, but this time from within a comment.
I will also link from the Vark question to this page from within the comments to keep people informed.
Update May 9th
I don’t check this very often but I do have Google alerts running. Noticed today that “Andy Beard” no longer appears on Vark, they have gone back to the Andy B. format.
Here are a couple more long-tail search tests
I checked recent indexation of Vark and saw many question pages with a Google cache date in May 2010, so the few that have good links are being crawled.
Vark indexation is about the worst I have ever seen, it could only have been built by former Googlers now back in the fold.