I have a bunch of websites 10+ yrs which have always ranked well in G for my keywords. I recently changed the whole structure of the websites intending to improve user experience and perhaps tweak the SERPS . These websites were rolled out about the same time as Panda. My sites are all hit! In some cases , Down from #1 to gone! I am hoping its just a total re-index by G and nothing to do with Panda - I don't copy content or develop link farms.
After the new sites were rolled out I checked the number of urls indexed by G for one or two of them and saw very few indexed. Monitoring access logs over the next few days showed googlebot working hard and now the inurl test shows many for them. I hope this means a reindex was being done.
When can I reasonably expect to see results appear in the SERPS after the next update in G?
I concur. I would say give it 6 weeks, to make a conclusion. Assuming your site is under 10,000 pages. My 35,000 page site took about 4 months to balance out when I made full template and navigation changes.
Msg#: 4299801 posted 12:57 am on Apr 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
My website(s) total more than 25,000 pages so I guess it's a long wait for me. I notice that even a search in G for the domain name of one of the principal domains does not show the actual domain in the SERPS. However a check of the inurl command shows G has indexed the page(s). Does this mean the domain is 'sandboxed'? -keevill-