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Site having only urls half or full!
What's wrong With Google.....?

 10:38 am on Apr 30, 2005 (gmt 0)


This is now an old topic but still this is very surprizing to everybody even webmaster or any other site developer. That sites are having only urls listedc in google indexing. Now half urls are there in google listing while searching for a domain through site search. Dont know what this is happening. Is anything wrong with google or somewhere we are doing mistakes in site development & SEO thing.




 10:47 am on May 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Am i only having this problem..?


 10:54 am on May 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

everyday my pages are down from 1300 to 15 in google site search. PR were 5 n now 4. backlinks are decreased upto 8 to 10 from 1100



 11:08 am on May 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

You are probably penalized for one of the “spamming” SEO techniques.
If your 1100 inbound links do not come from independent web sites it should be the problem. Google is able now to detect the owner of sites.


 7:32 am on May 3, 2005 (gmt 0)


My all links were from the same sites are few from other sites but not mine and are good quality back links they are. The site is only informational sites and having few links aprox 20 on a single page with sufficient content. Does google wants 1 sites should belongs to 1 person in the world else they would not accept in google. Also i have the different details in the domaiaan registrations as well as hosted on a different server with no intralinking to the other sites of mine.

I dont understand what google wants.



 3:30 pm on May 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Am i only having this problem..?

Certainly not. For a
site:my-site.com search there are 12 with link + desc and all the rest (88) are url-only. It has been like that since Dec 04. Google traffic has plummeted. I have always ignored requests to exchange links. Perhaps that was my mistake?

 10:35 pm on May 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Certainly not. For a site:my-site.com search there are 12 with link + desc and all the rest (88) are url-only.

I am having exactly the same problem. Does anybody actually know why this occurs?

[edited by: MarkJH at 11:02 pm (utc) on May 3, 2005]


 10:42 pm on May 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think it's actually a Google indexing problem and not a penalty.

I had the same problem, I changed the path to the pages i.e. folder/page.htm => folder/page.html and Google reindexed them right away (though I dropped out of Yahoo and lost all backlinks pointing at the old pages so it's definately not a great option.)


 11:02 pm on May 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

I had the same problem, I changed the path to the pages i.e. folder/page.htm => folder/page.html and Google reindexed them right away

So you are suggesting that Google is currently 'buggy'? I was wondering if if was more likely some kind of penalty. How long ago did you make this change? Has Google indexed each and every page correctly?


 5:19 am on May 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

changing a path is not a good ideas as site is still having PR 4 sonobody wants to loose PR. But the thing is how google analyse this site should be banned or not as this is totally informative with no spaming technique used in the site. And also i have seen a 1000 of sites with the same data ranking high on google. Same data same layout same css but only few backlink change. I asked personally to google, they replied that thanks for your information, once we will have any update on the issue will let you know.

But still sites are there and running fine.



 7:17 am on May 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

have seen a 1000 of sites with the same data ranking high on google

Please clarify....

duplicate content?



 6:14 am on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)


Exactly.. The all duplicate content they have for almost 80% pages.

And this is not the only thing, all sites are having header saying Site designed & promoted by this&this.com



 1:08 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

Must admit I'm struggling to understand this one. One of my oldest clients has had a good solid site in Google for about 5 years. As of January it basically changed to listing url's only for all but 4 pages which are essentially the 4 main category pages. That said the home page has a full site map i.e. about 25 page links so the site really is only 1 level deep. I waited for a few months thinking it was a temporary glitch but nothing changed so I decided to have a poke around. Two things flagged up, another site had copied a couple of the site's pages inadvertantly although I don't believe this was the problem but they were removed nonetheless. Secondly I noticed Google had started to index the .co.uk domain even though I was unaware of any links to this as the .com domain has only ever been used. So I removed the .co.uk domain from being mapped to the same site and setup it's own account with a 301 redirect. About a week later I noticed all the original .com pages had now returned... oh joy! Alas this was shortlived and has been going back and forth between full listings and url's most days.

So what have I learned? Well it was good that I have sorted these potential "duplicate" issues but whether or not they were/are the problem I cannot say. If Google decides to settle on the full listings then yes I guess I will attribute these changes to my changes but I am not entirely convinced. If nothing else changes then tbh I'm really not sure were to go next as I cannot see a reason for this happening.


 6:30 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Do you mean you were not aware with the your .com running on co.uk with the same content. and when u removed the co.uk with 301 to .com you got all the .com pages back in google index...?



 10:31 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I was unaware that the .co.uk had started to appear in the index. This is the first time it has appeared in over 5 years but I guess somebody out there has set up a link to co.uk instead of the main .com site.

The problem with Google is not knowing what it is doing at any one time. It certainly doesn't appear to update as quick as a couple of years back which makes it harder to see where in the cycle you may be i.e. you make a change, how long will it take to see the effect... a few days, weeks or even months?!

Currently the .com site has reverted back to mostly urls but then the .co.uk site also has some pages listed which is the inherent problem. I have noticed that whenever the full .com site is listed there are no .co.uk pages within the index so it would seem reasonable to suggest that the 301 redirect on the .co.uk is having the desired effect in as much as there is no duplicate content therefore the .com is displayed. The confusing aspect is why would Google prefer the .co.uk domain (i.e. newer domain) and why is it in constant flux i.e. one minute in... the other out?!


 2:38 pm on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am having similar problem, well establish PR6 site with 60k pages indexed, loosing pages in rate of 1k a day, do not know what is the problem, BTW, I am not loosing back links only indexed pages.
Does anyone know what to do?


 3:09 pm on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's an old problem. Look at any 10 sites and you will see that more than half are affected. This is especially so if your site is not a static one. This is especially so if your site is under 2-3 years old. It costs a lot of money to spider and index internet properly. Google get a lot more press mileage ("innovation", "expansion", "cutting-edge") for spending their money on 'dodgeball' vs. fully indexing your site. I mean, really, who cares about our sites except ourselves? Why should google spend their money on you? - it's not like it affects their revenue streams of anything.


 5:35 am on May 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is there any solution for this major URL listed problem as have seen 1000 of established sites are going from G or supplemental result or something other penalty. Travel Affiliate sites also got hurt badly.

Is there any body can help..



 1:21 pm on May 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

You may be hijacked!

You are describing what happened to me 2 months ago

Sticky me and i'll fill you in.



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