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Google took new pages of mine that went public 3 days ago, indexed them, ranked them quite nicely, for just 12 hours, and then poof!, they were completly gone. Nowhere visable in a site: search, and of course no ranking.
I'm hoping they'll be back in the usual 2-3 week rotation I usually experience for new pages getting indexed, and then a slow crawl up the serps.
Is the little 12-hour bump unusual?
But something new is going on with Google right now (as it often is), so we'll see how the changes affect the rankings for new pages soon enough. Keep us posted!
[edited by: tedster at 4:42 am (utc) on Jan. 9, 2008]
Within a day my blog entry appeared on the first page of search results for the name of the company I work for but has since returned to the nether of anonymity.
To record the facts, the timeline:
Jan 4 - new pages (and folder) added to site, G-map at GTools
Jan 6 - Pages indexed, ranking pretty good (first page serps)
Jan 7 - Pages gone - nothing found with site: command
Jan 9 - Back again - ranking fine
Off topic observation: first day's AdSense earnings were great, todays are zero. I suspect there's something goofed in the ad selection being served.