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Google showing title and description, but url search yields nada

 10:02 pm on Jul 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

A site I am monitoring just disappeared from the google index. I did a search on the url, main text in url, www. etc. (it was gone). However I did notice an old flash page showed up that is using the url too.

I know if the flash page is in that the site was NOT banned, so I resubmitted it.

Today I did a search using url text (ie. funwidgetwork)and the site showed up in the index with the Title and Description like normal. When I search for the www version or the .com w/o www the
"Sorry, no information is available for the URL www.funwidgetwork.com" appears instead of the title and description. Same is true if I leave out the www.

Any thoughts or speculation?



 4:39 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

no takers? no thoughts?


 4:44 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

You have other TLDs for this domain? Do they 302 to the .com site?


 4:55 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Everything 302's to the "http://www." url. However Google indexed the url w/o www.

When I search no www. (example = domain.com) is still says "Sorry, no information is available for the URL domain.com"

I can see it in the index, but cannot find it when I url search google.


 4:57 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

While I don't think this is your specific problem I do think you should change the 302 to a 301 ASAP.


 4:57 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

No other top levels to my knowledge


 4:59 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is a software program that I use for all my sites, the program automatically redirects all urls to the www. version of the domain name. It has worked fine on my other sites for years now!


 5:01 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

if I search "domain.com" with the quotes in the search field it yields a few link results, the domain w/o the www. shows in the results.


 5:06 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think i may agree with others to change to 301's G may have applied some new filters to help with page jacks through use of 302's and your innocent site may have been caught in new filter ,

just an idea no proof etc. but worth thinking about



 5:12 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

changed to 301* (only that site) we will see I guess - could this possibly be due to the fact that the site is just showing up in G index. Maybe it has not completely been indexed yet. Do you think?
I am not too concerned just wondering though!


 7:45 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just noticed today that now the site shows up with NO www. and there is also one WITH a www. when I repeat the search with omitted results included.

Now when i query for the domainname.com or www.domainname.com the google result is the www. version with the title and description.

Google is still doing some funny things right now. I am noticing changes in the SERPS and with my links for a lot of sites I manage. I have another site that shows only 10 results for domainname in the search (no option to repeat w/ omitted results included), but when I search "link;www.domainname.com" or domain(space) name spaced out there are over 200 results (my links).

The funny thing is as soon as I posted this there were changes to the site in question on Google...wierd! That has happened to me before here.

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