---- 22-23 September Google traffic dropped dramatically
Rollo - 7:04 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)
Just for the record...
If you do a site:www.mysite.com command, any result that shows just a url, without a description, has been crawled but not indexed. My understanding is that this COULD be due to duplicate content.
I can pretty much rule this one out. All my pages have content descriptions, yet are now non existant. Plus, many pages with zero duplicate content also disappeared.
Also, my site had no affiliate links (no Amazon) and none of the pages that got taken down had any links to external sites at all.
Has anyone NOT added a lot of new pages over the last few months?
No new pages in many months.
Does anyone NOT have a lot of similar content on a lot of pages?
Many pages have a fair degree of repetition, but not all. Still, all subpages have disappered. In fact, my site is perferming exactly as it does in Yahoo now. No subpages being indexed, only the title page.
Does anyone NOT have heavy internal linking?
No, but 90% subpages are linked from index only.
Does anyone NOT have a lot of inbound and/or internal links with identical anchor text?
Many internal links most of which share a common keyword as in "service1 keyword1" "service2 keyword1" "service3 keyword1". etc. But the ones in foreign languages share no keywords, but are gone too.
Does anyone NOT have some sort of affiliate links?
Does anyone NOT have more than 1,000 pages?
Far, far less.
I think Walkman has it. One of the factors may be a heightened sensativity to unrelated outbound links that make it appear as if you're buying or selling PR. But I have a question...
If this is the case, why sack all of my sub-pages (which have no outbound links whatever) and keep my index page, which is the most likely offender?