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Site indexed without Title & Description
no title and no description in google search results for my site

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Msg#: 28894 posted 3:31 pm on Apr 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just from the beginning of April my site faced a problem of 50% decrease in number of visitors from Google. There is no any indicator of this occurrence except I found that many of pages indexed in Google now have no title and description in search results for my site (58000 pages are indexed in Google)...

First, I want to understand why Google remove Title & Description of many pages of my site's indexed pages?

Second, Please let me know that I'm using URL ReWriter technology for my site and increased 3 times number of pages/urls by this and it is in practice effectively from last 2 years... may it be a reason?

Looking for helpful hints from you guys...

--- Pasha



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Msg#: 28894 posted 2:29 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)


It happened me the same problem, April it began really bad.

In my case, I had the same metatags in all my pages of my web and I believe that it can be the reason of this inconvenience. For it, I began to reform the metas 'description' and 'keywords' so that they are descriptive of the content of each page.

The idea on that I base myself is that G doesn't keep in mind the metas for the searches (that is known by all) but they work as an approach to determine the duplicity of the content among the pages inside a web.

I will see that it happens, I prove with this, worse it is to stay of crossed arms while my webs collapses.

I thank any idea in this respect.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 28894 posted 2:40 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am having the same problem. About 90% of the 30,000 pages listed in Google are indexed without title and description. It used to be different, but doing a search for "site:example.com -foo" returned mainly just the url.


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Msg#: 28894 posted 3:00 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Same here.

One site which was in sandbox last year got out in February and was ranking well and seeing some good number of users.

Around 90% of the pages which were previously crawled and ranked are now url-only. I haven't changed a word in the site. This has also resulted in a 90% downfall in pageviews.

I believe this is a temporary thing and should be alright with the next update.

Let's hope google sorts out things quickly and get its index in order.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 28894 posted 4:28 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Same here =(

I hope this fixes soon, i hate looking everyday to see more and more of my sites with URL only.

[edited by: Jebus at 4:38 pm (utc) on April 6, 2005]


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 28894 posted 4:38 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've seen similar for a new site. The site went live at the end of January. In late February GoogleBot visited and scanned the site pretty heavily. Many of the pages are low-content so I didn't expect many of them to show up in the index.

When I started tracking on 8-March I had 3 URL's with one fully indexed. By 14-March I was at 10 URL's with 7 fully indexed. On 23-March it dropped back to 10 URL's with 4 fully indexed. Finally, on 4-April it went to 6 URL's with only one (the home page) fully indexed.

Interestingly, something similar happened with Yahoo. Yahoo went from 27 pages indexed to one (the home page again) over the course of a week. Not a very good start. The only index with anything of consequence left is MSN with 61 pages indexed.

Someday, I hope the indexes come back to life. In the mean time I'll keep tweaking the site and adding in information.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 28894 posted 4:44 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think you shouldn't worry about it.

I had a 400 page indexed site, which 98% of the pages were dropped. 50% Has been recovered now and sometimes they drop again.

It's a matter of time that all things will be established. Don't change things (to much) as i did...now I have new pages which have to recover PR again.

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