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new site in, then out
anyone else see this?

 7:51 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have a new site that got the first page picked up within a couple of days about 2 weeks ago. The rest of the site hadn't gotten picked up yet. I've seen that happen, particularly with redesigns of existing sites where it takes a few weeks or even a couple of months for the new pages to show in the index. However, with this new site, it was there until today then it disappeared. Any cause for concern? Thanks.



 7:52 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Is this the case for both www, and www2, and 3?


 7:54 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes. PR is dimmed, not zero.


 7:55 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

yes I have noticed this. My site was added about 1 week ago and today it wasn't listed, I thought it was cause my site was down for a day. It's on both www., www2. and www3. it's really weird.



 7:57 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Okay. I'm guessing it's the new index not settled down yet.


 8:05 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

It's absolutely normal.

If your pages (or your changes) were added after approximately February 12th, then they were listed only because of the action of Google's freshbot.

If freshbot picks up your pages again, they may show up for a few days and then disappear again. Each time freshbot visits, this cycle repeats. Then, after the next monthly update and barring any problems with your pages, your pages will stay in the index.

The frequency of freshbot visits is dependent on your page rank (or your predicted page rank) and on how often you significantly update the pages. PR4 pages and above which are kept up-to-date usually can stay in the index. (I would warn you not to manufacture changes just to keep freshbot visiting - If the deep-crawler comes by and archives one of your "bait versions", then that will be the page it uses to rank your site for all of next month!)

Check out the Google Knowledgebase (see link at the top of the WebmasterWorld Google News forum), and also try a site search for "freshbot" and "everflux" here on WebmasterWorld.



 8:06 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

What about burning incense go the google god? I have it all around my server.


 8:20 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

strange I just noticed the same. But refreshed and it was back.


 8:22 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)


It's worth a try. While waiting to light the next piece of incense, work on getting more incoming links with on-topic link text from relevant sites which have decent PR. Also work on creating content which will make other sites want to link to yours without being asked. One or more of these techniques - incense, links, and content, will probably help. :)


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