proboscis - 7:44 pm on Apr 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm back. You were all pretty much right. I've seen some movement but no increase in traffic.
A search for my domain name appeared on page 6 and over the last few months has slowly moved up to page 2 or 3.
Some search terms have moved from around page 400 to 200 but I don't know if they're just moving around back there or actually increasing. A few have fallen further but most appear to be increasing according to WMT. Not much of a success story.
And it is taking me way longer than a few days to improve each page. I think because I'm trying so much harder now, making sure not to cut any corners and trying so hard to be interesting.
So what would you do at this point?
1. Keep the noindexed pages and continue trying to slowly improve them before letting them back in the index.
2. Just 404 them and loose all the incoming links some of which are good and almost 14 years old plus have a silly half-done looking site with only a small amount of pages.