Planet13 - 12:03 am on Sep 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hi there, Uncle_DK:
Thanks for the response.
I am surprised / pleased to hear that at least they EXPLAINED the reason to you. While what they did sucks, at least you know what their thinking was.
And you aren't cross-linking them to each other (or the main site), right? And only SOME of the products appear on more than one site?
I can't offer any advice, because your operations are much more sophisticated than I have had to deal with.
the only thing I could suggest is to possibly bring your case to the google webmaster tools forums and hope that a googler checks in and helps out. I don't know how likely that is, but it is possible.
but I would just suggest that with all the changes we have seen with google lately, I wouldn't be surprised if this is something of a harbinger of things to come.
I hope this helps but would definitely get a second or third opinion before doing anything.