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Everyday pages get deindexed

 7:06 pm on Jun 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am getting more and more pages deindexed from Google by the day (currently about 25% of my pages are indexed). Two weeks agao it was about 85%. I hope this is a short term problem and Google is in a flux. Google use to be the biggest referrer by far (about 70-80%), now Yahoo and MSN together provide 70-80% and google about 15-20%.



 3:00 am on Jun 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I hope this is a short term problem

I believe this is not short term. You are not alone.

Only important pages will survive.



 9:44 pm on Jun 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

A better question to ask would be, how do you get these pages reindexed? What is really annoying is that just prior to period of deindexation, I was getting traffic from Google for slightly more recognizable keywords (rather than just from totally random ones).

I reckon I would have quite decent traffic by now if all my pages were indexed to add to the Yahoo and MSN traffic. By the way, the site itself is just over 5 months old and has around 300 pages of content.


 9:46 pm on Jun 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Would getting some quality related links help with reindexing?


 10:43 pm on Jun 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

That's the first thing I work on when I lose a page. I start looking around the net for sites that might be interested in deep linking to the specific page.

I also look for pages on my sites that are doing well in Google that are closely related to the missing page and I do a one way link to the missing page.

I really am not sure it helps but it seems a logical thing to try. Usually the page comes back a month or so later.

I know some of you have lost so many pages though. It must be overwhelming.


 8:00 am on Jun 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes, getting links to all deindexed pages would be a reaaly time consuming process. I guess the best thing for me to do would be to get links to some of the category pages wher all the pages are linked. This might help. Perhaps, Google will reinclude those pages anyway in time.


 1:04 pm on Jun 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

One site that I developed recently got indexed pretty quickly - first a few dozen pages, then a few hundred, then quickly up to about 27,000. Then suddenly it dropped to about 500 pages indexed, where it sat for about a month. Just this week it went back up to about 1,000, then almost overnight to over 8.000. There were no changes of any significance to the site during this period.

There's just no explaining what's going on with G and its indexing patterns lately.


 1:22 pm on Jun 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Check your html, I just cleaned up a lot of bad href tags that way preventing googlebot from following links. I would venture to say mozzilla bot is a bit more picky on html errors.

I cleaned up mine, and bam my pages were re indexed and they are ranking great today.


 5:11 pm on Jun 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Let's move all the dropped pages discussion to this one thread:


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