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Anybody Lost Sites off Goggle Last Thursday
Sites de-indexed By Goggle

 10:27 am on Sep 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Last Thursday we noticed a small number of our clients de-indexed by google?. There does not seem to be any related factors, different levels of optimisation had been used but a few of them have had there sites revamped in the last month.

Anybody else missing sites or aware of a google update gone wrong.



 12:24 pm on Sep 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

It has been 1 week now and 2 sites have been re-indexed but under aliased domain names?

Anybody else noticed anything strange


 12:28 pm on Sep 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Can you elaborate on what you mean by 'aliased'?

Hopefully this isn't applicable, but you might want to look at this thread:



 3:28 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

I run a web magazine and google (who I like a lot) keep dropping me. Irritatingly, spam sites and marketing agencies get listed, which rankles as they are just selling something not giving information for free. More often than not they get their info. from my site (even images).

Anyone who has the time, please look at my site.

I would appreciate (free) advice on how to getmy rankings back, as I have spent so much time trying t get to the bottom of it all. Doesn't help if you are ignorant - I use golive for the design.


[edited by: davidash at 4:22 pm (utc) on Sep. 22, 2004]


 3:34 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld davidash!


 3:49 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi Davidash and welcome. You may want to refer to the terms of service in regards to posting urls. Its not allowed. You may edit your post ... just look under your name and remove your url before a mod does.

You can put your url in your user profile and ask people to refer to that.

Edited for clarification

[edited by: Liane at 3:55 pm (utc) on Sep. 22, 2004]


 3:49 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hey DavidDash, welcome to WW, please edit your post to remove the URL to your site, before you get in trouble, it is against the rules here.



 3:51 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Something did happen last week, but I think it may have just been a temporary glitch. Are they still missing or have they suddenly reappeared?


 4:25 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Whoops - sorry - When I say ignorant I mean it.

Done now.

Some listings are back. However, once upon a time google tended to list the pages accurately. E.g. xyz wine shop in calais would bring up a page for that. Now you might get a wine shops page even though there is a page for xyz wine shop. Higher listings bear no relation to the query.

When the listings come back, they are all over the place. Moreover, the spammers get better listings.

I want "my" google to be as it was, but it does seem that their attempts to make their search engine more relevant are having the opposite effect.

Thanks for the replies - I really appreciate them.


 6:46 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks to all contributing to this thread.

Just to elaborate.

I have 4 sites now that went missing around the 12/16 th sept out of over 1000 we market.

site 1, recently redone there site using cold fusion and had 100's of old pages that they left up and put a layer on saying this page had moved as they had many top rankings. When all there 2000 odd pages got de-indexed we searched for a solution that was fast. They had a domain indexed that was aliased i.e www.them.co.uk/page2.htm was visable via typing in either of their domain names. They had 4 pages indexed so we changed the robot.txt file to show new domain and changed links all over the shop that we could control. they started with 4 pages, then 40 were indexed, then 47 today!. slow progress but their newly indexed pages had no title or description showing (presumably not cached yet). just checked at 17.30 and there indexed pages are now showing only 7 with the link only pages have gone?

client 2

built a new site but kept page names. all pages got de-indexed 1000 or so. This time we swapped the site over to another domain they have which was indexed but only as a pointed domain. To date in 10 days we have 367 new pages re-indexed.? seemed this plan worked. (no dodgy seo stuff at all on this site or has ever been?

client 3

had new site built tried to alias a domain and switch robots.txt but as yet no re-indexing has happened under the new aliased domain. still shows no title or description as it did 10 days ago.

client 4

no new site, was a directory site trying the above method but the already indexed page that we have aliased still shows no title or description as it did 10 days ago.

Any thought or similar things happening to you



 7:05 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

also does anyone know of a resource that monitors google update days or dates. i.e every tues & thurs etc

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