c41lum - 4:22 pm on Dec 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hi everyone I need a bit of advice.
I have noticed in the past couple of days (7 to be precise) that G has totally removed some of our very high ranking pages. These pages haven't dropped into the supplemental, they have been totally de-indexed. they can't be found by doing a unique "string search" or doing a 'site' command search. Iv checked all the usual reasons i.e duplication, 301 HiJack, unreachable URL, cloaking, malware, keyword stuffing ect.
The pages that have been removed seem to be totally random i.e Green Widgets (de-indexed) while Blue Widgets is ranking on the first page like it has always done. Both pages have the same inbound links.
Has anybody else notice G removing pages from the index completely? normally I have seen pages drop and in some cases drop in to supplemental but I have never seen a total de-index. These pages are about 7 years old and are updated weekly.
Is this a new thing?