texasville - 1:30 am on May 23, 2006 (gmt 0)
I agree Arbicus. In my sector we sell "widgets" of ten different kinds. Google has deindexed all ten of the widget pages. Still serves up my index page in the serps. This puts visitors an extra click away from what they want. Used to..it served up mysite/blue-widget.html for a blue widget search. And the surfer went right to it.
Now this is a small site. Not too bad but for the huge sites with hundreds, thousands of pages..it has to be difficult for the surfer to find the page he was looking for.
If this keeps up, it will be a night mare. I use the se's to find pages dealing with different technical issues when building a site. Like a css issue. If Google no longer indexes that page from w3c or other sites I use...I'll just have to use msn or Y!..and so will the general surfer after a while.
And as I said..if they are dropping all those pages with adsense..then they got to be losing revenue. Too many people just opt out if they don't hit what they want right away. And the poster also said his traffic was way down. No revenue.