Msg#: 27764 posted 5:45 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)
I have had the URL only problem since mid November. I now have 300 of my pages (out of 700) with full description and cached etc but this changes daily. I got some inbound links to a few of my internal pages which seemed to help get this pages back but the homepage is never listed with description and pages which are just linked from my homepage are never picked up in google. Does this mean my homepage could be likely penalized as I have around 1000 links that point to it, by linking to internal ones it seems to help get them indexed. Not sure if it causes the problem but I find my sites homepage listed for www.domainname.co.uk and domainname.co.uk - both without description and cache. Any help would be appreciated.
Msg#: 27764 posted 10:04 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)
Since the beginning of this month I see a lot of my pages disappearing, they are only listed with the URL, no title and description anymore. I also see only a few hits from googlebot each day while it used to be several hundreds per day in the past. My site is bi-lingual (Dutch / English) and most of the English pages are gone now. In the serps I see a lot of old, no longer existing, pages as supplemental results. Some of these pages are gone for more than 2 years now. Where does G get these supplemental, non-existing, pages from? I hope this will reverse again as number of visitors has dropped by almost 50% since beginning of this month.
Msg#: 27764 posted 12:47 am on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)
Yes, I'm now having the same problem. About half of my pages are not coming up when I do site:mydomain.com. Many that remain are not showing descriptions. I noticed that the pages not showing them have a high degree of similarity between their meta descriptions.
Still, I think Google is having major problems. My main site has been out of the SERPS since Sept. 23, 2004. Last month it came back in and was ranking well. Today it disappeared again and none of the pages are ranking in the top 1000 as far as I can tell (but the index page does come up under the business name where before it didn't). All this despite the fact that I got a couple major links (natural not purchased) and jumped to the top position in my Google directory category (a very large competative category) jumping ahead of all the PR8s (I guess I'll be a PR 8 at the next update... yet still get trounced by off topic junk that's PR 3).
I'd like to forget about Google but, alas, it's so difficult to do with thier market share...