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Google Stopped Indexing New Pages. Anyone Experiencing This?

 6:14 am on May 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have a tech blog site with pretty good stats.

PR: Recently went up to 5
Alexa: 6255
Subscribers: 23630
Daily Uniques: About 60,000

I've upgraded my dedicated server hardware on 21st May and there was a 5 hours downtime. Added RAM, upgraded hard drive and did an OS reload. Everything had to be installed from scratched and data restored from backup.

Here's the problem.
I usually post one article a day and it will get indexed by Google. However, I noticed that Google has stopped indexing my NEW articles since 22nd May. I tried searching on multiple Google Search datacenters but nothing at all. Old articles are still being indexed.

Any idea what could be causing this? What should I be checking? Is anyone experiencing this similar problem around middle of May08?

[edited by: jatar_k at 2:25 pm (utc) on May 27, 2008]
[edit reason] no urls thanks [/edit]



 7:20 pm on May 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is your blog still pinging Google when you make new posts?


 3:56 pm on May 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Sorry for not replying because I didn't know that my post was moved to another category.

I have Google XML Sitemaps plugin for Wordpress. I checked the options and it says the following:

#Google was successfully notified about changes.
# YAHOO was successfully notified about changes.
# MSN was successfully notified about changes.
# Ask.com was successfully notified about changes.

Is that considered pinging?


 4:18 pm on May 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am seeing the same issue with a blogger as well. I have alerts set up and when a post was made I would get an alert them next day on the post. This has stopped as well so it has to be due to the changes in Google the last month or so.


 4:41 pm on May 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am seeing lots of new pages being indexed. Got another 25k indexed in the last 3 days


 7:48 am on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well looks like some are getting indexed a lot and some totally none.


 4:01 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

raymondcc and I are both referring to blogs his is Wordpress mine is blogger.
My website pages are getting indexed but my blog isn't not sure if this is only related to blogs and some issues with them.


 11:10 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

I see the same thing: my new sites (over 100) have a significant drop in google spiders and thus do not get indexed. Did any one else notice this trend with new websites?


 11:49 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am seeing a huge difference in indexed page numbers depending on which datacentre I look at. Even the same datacentre seems to go up and down from day to day too.


 8:23 am on May 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

Same indexing problem here too. Pages used to get indexed minutes after pinging Google. Now its sometimes 24 hours, sometimes 48, sometimes after 4-5 days.


 9:27 am on May 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

Please check the Wordpress configuration. Under Option >> Privacy Options, the Blog visibility should be selected as
I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Sphere, Technorati) and archivers.


 2:53 pm on May 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

Saran, all that's done. These are sites which have been running for a while we are talking about. People who talk about pinging google usually do the initial checks first.

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