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New year lost pages
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Msg#: 20910 posted 4:57 pm on Jan 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Phew.. new year disaster for me. I have a new site that was crawled in October by G. The site has around 400 pages. In October around 90 pages were indexed some had description and title but about fifty percent were without description and title. Then in November, the pages indexed reached around 150, again some were indexed some were not. Then in December, I had 270 pages indexed, around 70 percent had title and description. Of note, there was no page rank all this while though I have around 500 pages linking to it with PR of 2-5.

This new year I hoped to see some improvement. Phew... it is all gone. Just two pages have title and description, rest all are without any title and description and I have as low as only 3 pages indexed in some datacenters. It is total disaster. Forget PAGE RANK, pages dropping. Can anyone help?

Or has anything like this ocurred here with anyone here today.

Phew... i just dont know what to do now. Any help?



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 20910 posted 7:58 pm on Jan 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Two months ago, Google showed my main site as having 9,200 sites linking to it. Now, it shows just 1,500 sites linking to it plus I dropped from PR8 to a PR7.

Alltheweb still shows 50,000+ sites linking to me.

Maybe Google has just reduced the total number of sites and/or pages it crawls?

My sites are over 6 years old. They are legitimate, non-commercial, educational sites. All with high content and very little outbound links. The type of sites most search engines love.

I thought it might have just been Google is penalizing me in favor of more commercial sites, since all of this happened in the last two months, with Google under a little bit of pressure from Yahoo and MSN who are researching their own search engines.

But if this is happening to commercial sites too, I would love to hear more thoughts on the matter.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 20910 posted 8:20 pm on Jan 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

I guess it is across the board and it started post Florida.

Wonder if google has run out of capacity!


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 20910 posted 10:40 pm on Jan 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Funilly enough I was just discussing the Florida update with my wife and trying to explain that Google was throwing rubbish results out.

I tried to prove my point with a few search terms I had been struggling with all month, getting results for portals and small search engines, and got relevant results back.

So I tried the "shelving" "web design london" and "web design oregon" examples I had seen on many comments and got relevant results again.

Has Google fixed itself?


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 20910 posted 10:47 pm on Jan 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Scroogle.org is still showing huge changes in the ranking of previous top sites, but the new results are definately relevant.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 20910 posted 7:30 am on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>>Has Google fixed itself?

Not for me. But one thing that I have observed that some pages that were indexed have been reverted to old pages. I mean for site, google indexed newer version of pages, it displayed them in index and a few days back in December, it again showed cached version of pages that were dated September.

I really wonder what is going on.

My problem right now is new site, and a lot depends on it. I am just watching the pages go down. Just a watcher seeing pages sink.

And I do not know what to do, should I start all over again or wait and watch. Three months gone now since first pages were indexed and now it is worse.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 20910 posted 7:43 am on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

have a look here


and just as of the new year

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