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Site indexed without Title & Description

no title and no description in google search results for my site

3:31 pm on Apr 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just from the beginning of April my site faced a problem of 50% decrease in number of visitors from Google. There is no any indicator of this occurrence except I found that many of pages indexed in Google now have no title and description in search results for my site (58000 pages are indexed in Google)...

First, I want to understand why Google remove Title & Description of many pages of my site's indexed pages?

Second, Please let me know that I'm using URL ReWriter technology for my site and increased 3 times number of pages/urls by this and it is in practice effectively from last 2 years... may it be a reason?

Looking for helpful hints from you guys...

--- Pasha


2:29 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It happened me the same problem, April it began really bad.

In my case, I had the same metatags in all my pages of my web and I believe that it can be the reason of this inconvenience. For it, I began to reform the metas 'description' and 'keywords' so that they are descriptive of the content of each page.

The idea on that I base myself is that G doesn't keep in mind the metas for the searches (that is known by all) but they work as an approach to determine the duplicity of the content among the pages inside a web.

I will see that it happens, I prove with this, worse it is to stay of crossed arms while my webs collapses.

I thank any idea in this respect.
2:40 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am having the same problem. About 90% of the 30,000 pages listed in Google are indexed without title and description. It used to be different, but doing a search for "site:example.com -foo" returned mainly just the url.
3:00 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Same here.

One site which was in sandbox last year got out in February and was ranking well and seeing some good number of users.

Around 90% of the pages which were previously crawled and ranked are now url-only. I haven't changed a word in the site. This has also resulted in a 90% downfall in pageviews.

I believe this is a temporary thing and should be alright with the next update.

Let's hope google sorts out things quickly and get its index in order.

4:28 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Same here =(

I hope this fixes soon, i hate looking everyday to see more and more of my sites with URL only.

[edited by: Jebus at 4:38 pm (utc) on April 6, 2005]

4:38 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've seen similar for a new site. The site went live at the end of January. In late February GoogleBot visited and scanned the site pretty heavily. Many of the pages are low-content so I didn't expect many of them to show up in the index.

When I started tracking on 8-March I had 3 URL's with one fully indexed. By 14-March I was at 10 URL's with 7 fully indexed. On 23-March it dropped back to 10 URL's with 4 fully indexed. Finally, on 4-April it went to 6 URL's with only one (the home page) fully indexed.

Interestingly, something similar happened with Yahoo. Yahoo went from 27 pages indexed to one (the home page again) over the course of a week. Not a very good start. The only index with anything of consequence left is MSN with 61 pages indexed.

Someday, I hope the indexes come back to life. In the mean time I'll keep tweaking the site and adding in information.

4:44 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think you shouldn't worry about it.

I had a 400 page indexed site, which 98% of the pages were dropped. 50% Has been recovered now and sometimes they drop again.

It's a matter of time that all things will be established. Don't change things (to much) as i did...now I have new pages which have to recover PR again.