|Two completely different sites dropped in google.de on Thursday|
Two of my sites with completely different topic and site structure dropped
| 11:13 pm on Jun 13, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Has nobody noticed a drop in rankings on google.de? I mean two of my sites, which have nothing to do with each other, have been dropped on Thursday. I have no idea at all why this happened. One site dropped to the third of my normal traffic. I'm pretty sure it's because my rankings in google.de dropped dramatically. I just noticed that the traffic of another site I maintain dropped by almost 50%. What happend? I just wonder why nobody since Thursday started a thread in this forum. Am I the only one? I hope not.
Btw, site one has PR6, around 60,000 sites in google, traffic has been constand for over half a year. Site two has PR4 (PR5 two weeks ago) and around 15,000 sites in google.
Well, maybe somebody noticed the same or somebody has an idea why it happened to me.
| 7:46 am on Jun 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Have you done some major changes recently or do you have some links to sites that have a Google penalty?
Let's say both of your sites link to site C and site C has been seen as doing some linking scheme Google does not like - this might explain it.
Let's say your sites have incoming links from site D and site D got a penalty and will not pass PR anymore - this might explain it.
There are many possible reasons for what you are experiencing.
What do the two sites have in common (in terms of linking...)?
| 4:07 pm on Jun 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
thank you for trying to help me!
But my only problem is that I got too fast in panic and that I'm a little stupid.
Site two is running back to normal, I just forgot that it's a b2b site and that we had a national holiday in Germany on Thursday, which I forgot! I know, that's kinda stupid. Sorry! Well, I don't know what happened to "site one" though. On Thursday, the site was offline because of routing problems of my provider. Surprisingly, till today I had a lot less visits, than I had before the blackout. My visits are rising again a little today. Hopefully the site will be back to normal soon.
zgb999, I didn't change anything at "site one" for 3 weeks or so, maybe that is the reason google doesn't like my site anymore. I did some changes now, maybe that will help. How do I know I got a kind of penalty by google? I thought the only penalty is that the site is completely off the index, or are there other ways google can penalize a site? The number of site I have in the index is still the same.
Thanks again for your help and sorry again for my dumb thread.
| 4:13 pm on Jun 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Seems like all large sites with more then 10000 pages suffered a week ago. Two of ours (500 000 pages / PR7 and 200 000 pages / PR5) had the same drop of around 30% and according to Alexa all the other I know of did the same.
So I guess you are not alone, which could make you feel better (did for us:)
| 4:34 pm on Jun 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Hmm, interesting. That actually makes me feel a little better. ;-) Well, I guess we need to be patient now. Hopefully it'll be back to normal, soon. Today it's going up again. I have no clue, why this happened last week. I didn't do anything with my site. Googlebot is still crawling my site.