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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?
My two sites have fallen off the 'serps map' and I hope they return. These were good, no spam sites (unless the 'good' technics learned here are now 'bad').
Jon_King for your poll:
E) Much Lower
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]
joined:July 21, 2000
>Anyone who lost their PR (greyed bar) through Big Bad Dom got it back yet?
Yes, 3 sites back on Sunday - traffic has returned to April figures.
[edited by: makemetop at 7:58 pm (utc) on June 9, 2003]
joined:June 18, 2002
Another client had a major competitor removed from the index by Dominic for spamming. Their ranking was unchanged, but their traffic has gone way up.
For our other 200 or so keywords we remained at about the same, #5-#8.
The backlinks are still messed up. Last month we had 167 this month we have 9 and a grey bar. A little scary but this seems pretty common this update.
joined:May 21, 2002
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...
joined:Nov 20, 2000
6/12 mth old sites
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.