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11:30 pm on Apr 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We have noticed that a few of our pages have just the link result in google, minus the title and description. I remember reading a thread on this occurance some time ago, but cannot find it anymore. Also when is search for other things I personally would like to buy on the net, I notice other sites are affected by this as well. Is this a bug, or a filter, or simply a waiting game, for the page to be re-indexed?
2:57 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I was looking for one of the other threads but I guess this will do. I know some people have been recovering from the URL only thing, but I'm seeing this afternoon a lot more recovery.
3:31 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This missing title and description thing is sometimes caused by a timeout when googlebot crawled your pages.
Server was down, is slow... may also be someting else.
4:01 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Common reasons for a No Title, No Description, URL-only listing:
  1. Google found a link to the page but has not yet crawled it.
  2. Page is Disallowed in your robots.txt file
  3. Your server was down, so Google tried but could not crawl the page.
  4. Any other technical failure that kept Google from actually reading the page (DNS or server timeouts, script errors or database problems on dynamic sites, etc.).

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4:36 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Awsome! Thank you all for the helpful insight. Yes we are running waaaaaaaaaay too many other background apps on the server at the moment, so i'm not surprised by the timeout comments. That would definatly explain the current problem. Hopefully these will be picked backup once we free up the server, and it starts to fly. :)
7:22 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think this is more complex than just server downtime. The earlier thread you want is here.

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