Msg#: 3579312 posted 11:27 pm on Feb 19, 2008 (gmt 0)
We recently made a change to our sitemap to correct some re-direct issues that Googlebot had and now...
Propools - The section of your post that I've bolded jumped out at me as perhaps the root of the problem. Can you clarify what the redirect issues were, what corrections you made, and what the time sequence was?
Msg#: 3579312 posted 3:11 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)
Robert Charlton - I don't do the back end work on the site. I'm the Lowly Marketing Director, but I keep up w/ the numbers too. When I talked w/ my back end contractor, he said that there may have been a problem with some of the redirects that were being performed on the server side. As far as specifics to what they are I have no idea. I'll get in touch with him and ask that he participate in this thread. Thanks for your inquiry and I will do my best to find out the specifics. ;)
Msg#: 3579312 posted 4:47 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)
It wasn't so much that as it was the way the original sitemap was laid out. The orginal map caused redirect issues with Google. So, he changed it to what he thought would work, but now I get VERY few pages indexed. But I think it does still do some redirecting back on the server side to serve up the page with the cart id/session data. Do you think that might be causing the issue?