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So...I'm not sure why the page title is showing 'Untitled', as there has *always* been a title on this page. Clicking on that link *does* take you to the site, but without the 'www.'.
The description just says 'UP' (all CAPS), which appears nowhere on the page, or in the HTML code, and there is no cache of the page either.
Does anyone have any ideas?
[edited by: ciml at 5:14 pm (utc) on Mar. 9, 2005]
[edit reason] Examplified [/edit]
"as retrieved on Apr 19, 2004 23:48:31 GMT"
I'm extremely perplexed by this. This is a quality site, was PR5 or 6, no spamming or anything.
I'm happy to show examples if anyone wants them.
Did find something that may provide a clue though. If I search for www.example.com, there is no cache, just a title ('Untitled') and description ('UP'). *However*, clicking on that link takes you to example.com (no www.). If I use the Google Toolbar to check the cache it says:
This is Google's cache of h**p://example.com/ as retrieved on Apr 19, 2004 23:48:31 GMT.
Almost a year old!
Of those pages only about half will have a title and description. As the week wears on, the pages start dropping to be replaced by URL only or dissappear from the index altogether.
Googlebot comes by pretty consisitently (avg a dozen hits a day) and then when it seems almost every page in the site is gone from G, I'll jump back up to another 100 pages in the index and the cycle repeats. As of last week the PR from home page keeps disappearing and coming back.
I've tried everything I can think of to remedy the situation. Removing duplicate content, 301 redirecting domain.com to www.domain.com, removing suspect outgoing links, getting more incoming links, getting other webmasters to remove 302 redirects to my site.
Thing that drives me crazy is I can't figure out if this is a penalty or if Google is just messed up. If I knew one way or the other I could just get on with my life.
Biggest lesson I've learned from this is don't put all your eggs in one basket, started six more sites this month. :/
Just went to my site and the toolbar still shows PR, so G must still know something about my site. Gone from the index, but still in where it stores that info. Checked my reports, found Gbot only once 3/4/05 to 3/10/05. Not sure what's going on there.
- Lost around 20'000 indexed pages within the last 2 months.
- Lost all my good rankings
- My old site (redirected with 301 to new site) came back to the index
My reactions so far:
- Changed a lot in my site
- Posted a lot in different boards
- Invested too much time for this
- None. Still there are different indexes. Some good, some from hell.
- Today i banned Mediapartners-Google and terminated Adsense.
- By the end of this month i will ban GBot. No traffic - no bot.