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But I also have to worry about the effect it has had on my site, and will continue to have until the pages are indexed correctly. The breadcrumbs are great for navigation, but they should also help to reinforce the theme of the pages above them. It can't happen until the pages are indexed. So now I have to do all this and throw a party for GoogleBot. Oh well, it's only fifteen hundred pages.
So, it it possible to get a URL-only listing (usually after the URL had a supplemental listing) because the links to it have been removed. It is also possible to get a URL-only listing because the URL is excluded by /robots.txt
For large sites, the usual reason is that Googlebot has crawled deep enough to find the URL from a linking page, but not deep enough to fetch the URL.
How long might it take for a url to come back from url-only or from going url-only and then a day or two later vanish completely and after fixing whatever was wrong?
In my case I've had pages fully listed for years and within 15 days 60% of pages went url only and now are vanishing completely. No pages were ever supplemental and the pages that still exist still rank ok.
The only pattern for pages going url-only for my are:
1) too much boiler plate on pages with only a few paragraphs of content
2) too much unnecessary internal linking to high-profit pages
Usually when a lot of URLs from a domain disappear from Google, it's because of a temporary hosting issue and they come back quite quickly.
If Google have decided not to list pages on your domain for quality reasons, then I don't think I could give you any kind of timescale.
My hosting company/website was down for about 18 hours on the 5th of May. But it seems way more pages are being affected than would have been spidered during that time period. Hopefully that is the cause and since this event has given me the nudge to cleanup inefficient html and remove some unneeded links maybe pages will come back getter than ever.
Anywho, my fix is something that should help my situation regardlessof what bourbon does.
any thoughts on this?
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My sites were all affected at the same time. I attribute my situation to a domain name server problem with my host that prevented Google spidering my sites for over 2 weeks.
However what I don’t understand is that my sites have been in supplemental results for over 5 months. They get spidered only about one or two times each month now. Why is it taking Google so long to get them back into the index? Each site has over 1000 incoming links.
URL-only listing occurs when Google is aware of a URL, but has not (recently) fetched it
17 of the first 20 SERPs for a
site:mysite.comare url-only. Only 2 of the 17 have not been recently parsed by G, and the evidence from my logs is that a URL has to be parsed **3 TIMES** before it will get a title + snippet.
See [webmasterworld.com...] (msg60) for more detail.
Do any of your URL-only pages have only one word or phrase changing