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Gradual decline in number of pages in index

Anyone else noticing this?

7:42 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The past several months have noticed that our sites seem to be slowly losing pages in the index. Wondering what might be causing this, and is it happening in general to many other sites also?
Site #1 7/7/03 - 15200 pages, 7/22/03 - 14500, 7/29/03 - 14200, 8/16/03 - 12,200, 8/18/03 - 11800
site #2 7/8/03 - 79 pages, 7/10/03 - 74, 7/22/03 - 64, 8/19/03 - 50
We have other sites with the same pattern. Is there any thing we can do to maintain our page numbers?

Any thoughts on this appreciated.

5:53 am on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yes this is very true. It has happened to all my sites.
I am not sure whats the trick to get them back up.
I have noticed that sites having pr8 still have same or more number of pages indexed.

THis has started happening since the new crawl ( i.e. freshbot acting as deepcrawl) has started.

With the old month deepcrawl my number of links indexed use to increase by leaps and bounds.

I am depressed with this new crawl everything is confusing.

May be googleguy can comment on this.

6:30 am on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I also have noticed this, no more deep refreshing on my sites actually the opposite is taking place I am losing pages.