Robert_Charlton - 7:29 pm on Sep 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
JVerstry - The effects of noindexing can take a while. ... a lot longer than 4 days.
I have also decided to index again the 260 pages than would cover for 90-95% of my traffic.
This in fact sounds like a good idea, much better than noindexing all your content pages in the first place. But be aware that trying to reverse some of the noindexing before Google has processed the first set of instructions is not only going to take even longer... but also that changing these directives can cause Google to get things confused. I would leave these things alone for a while and let Google sort it out.
In the future, I suggest that you carefully think through such large scale measures before you initiate any changes.
Yesterday (Sept 11th), I beefed up all pages with users instructions, meaning a minimum 250-300 words (prose) on all pages.
This, on the surface, does not sound like a good idea. From your description, I'm guessing that this is going to be adding the same boilerplate content to all pages. This creates duplicate content throughout the site, which... on each page... will dilute your page-relevant, unique content, and overall gives Google a sense that your pages are all pretty much the same. The last thing you should do on a thin-content site is to enlarge the "footprint" of your template.
The goal should never be simply to increase word count.
What you want to create is a large enough amount of unique, useful, and relevant content on each of your pages to engage your visitors. You want them to have a good enough experience on your site that they recommend your site, and that they will come back.