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One of our main sites has vanished in the last week. During the last few days, its been there one minute but gone the next, now it really seems to have vanished. This could not have come at a worse time, its like a nightmare...
What I'm confused about is the timing. Normally sites get dropped (for whatever reason) during an update - so why now? Any ideas?
The pages removed were from lower level folders.
All pages removed were in the c level.
I don't know of anything I did to the site to
trigger this event.
This happened in mid-May and traffic from Google dropped
to near zero.
Freshbot has visited since and oddly enough hit those
I have been reading the forums here and remain concerned.
Lucky for me it is a hobby site and not for profit.
If the reason to delist my pages was the depth
of folders, that seems a very unreliable method to
base a search engine upon.
[edited by: blueburd at 7:59 pm (utc) on June 9, 2003]
I've gone done considerably on my best, highest authority pages (links from universities, publications, etc)... but I've achieved #1 rankings for my fresh pages, which are only linked from my site.
The bizarre conclusion is Google considers new stuff on my domain to have authority and rates it highly, but doesn't like me having exterior authority links to older pages and lowers their ranking.
The grade of course is "F", but if the question really is about traffic from results, then I'm up (and I don't like it at all).
[edited by: steveb at 7:52 pm (utc) on June 9, 2003]
Sites range from 3 months old to 3 years old... oddly, freshbot visits, but hasn't picked up anything new - even though I've been adding 1-2 new pages almost daily.
Glad I never relied much on Google... MSN however has picked up quite nicely over the past few days. INK seems to be relishing quite well since this latest Google fiasco.
Harbinger of things to come? Who knows...
All sites since Jan 2003 - C/D - hanging in there in the SERPS but lost all backlinks and now PR0 from 4/5.
Our own site - C - but lost 75% of backlinks with no explanation.
One client's site of around 2 years old - E - but she phoned me to say she is retiring so the site is closing anyway....
So without that one C/D overall I s'pose.
The thing that's really annoying me is that the newer sites are really stalling at the moment.