crobb305 - 8:04 pm on Apr 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Has anybody tried really thinning a domain down to just a couple of key pages.. I have just been hit hard by the UK update and Im seriously considering 404ing 30,000 of my 31,4000 indexed pages.
I'd be worried about losing traffic from other sources like Bing/Yahoo, if those are good entry pages. If you're wanting to do this, I'd do a handful at a time, basing your choices on some real data (like pages that rarely get search traffic, have few to no inbound links, or saw very large drops in position according to WebmasterTools).
Has any body recovered doing this.
I haven't heard of many official recoveries yet after 6 weeks here in the U.S., at least no one talking about it.