Msg#: 28202 posted 12:41 am on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)
I deleted [services.google.com:8882...] almost ALL my pages about 2 months ago to start fresh because I heard of possible penalty X, penalty Y etc. I uploaded the robots.txt with 50 pages at a time and in time they were all gone. At least from the searchers.
The new pages (slightly modified but with a new path) are all indexed, but the the numbers on site:www.domain.com are way too inflated. It says that I have over 10,000 pages, when I really have, at most, 1100.
My question is this: do the pages get deleted for good, or google just hides them from the public. I'm asking because of potential dupe penalties.