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10:27 am on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This morning i notice that our index page is missing from Google. After years of high rankings we are now no where to be seen for our major terms.

I have researched previous threads on this and it appears to be a re occuring problem although googleguy did say back in Aug 03 that this would be resolved with a "binary push" well its now July 05 and still not resolved.

Anyone else got this problem at the moment.

6:29 pm on July 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It might just be we have a friendlier rep for all I know. I can't say how much we spend but it's enough to make our accounting departments eyes bulge. I'm really starting to think this is a minor mental breakdown on Google's part. Too many people are reporting the same issue here all of a sudden with the same circumstances.
6:44 pm on July 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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ha ha - our finance team also run the adwords account! which is probably why we spend so much, lol. glitches are fine - seen them happen to loads of other people, and watched them come back in.

Starting from almost scratch for quite a few very competitive phrases, that we were top 3 for.... not so cool....

10:00 am on July 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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hey guys - well we came back today, so looks like it's a glitch for us - in the absence of it being the early signs any large algo change - hope you guys are too.....
3:21 pm on July 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That's great news, ours hasn't come back yet, hopefully it will and it will be soon.
5:07 pm on Aug 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The index pages for the two sites we have that were affected have returned.

The first returned within a few days and the second returned today.

Good luck to all.

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5:19 pm on Aug 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Ours returned a few days ago so something must have been up.
6:05 pm on Aug 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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As of yesterday, we have the same problem. www.mydomain.com is no longer in the index, and PR is gone, but www.mydomain.com/index.shtml is still there and ranking (although poorly) fo rthe very same terms. We have, of course, confirmed that IIS is in order and such.

We recently added 301 redirects as well, so my question to all others that had this issue is: did you leave the 301s and wait it out or remove them and then return.

In short, would you advise we keep the 301s or ditch them?

7:55 pm on Aug 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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G just picked us back up and it's like nothing ever happened. Total time in the hole was about 24 hours. We did wind up removing the 301's, just in case, but I doubt that could have had even the slightest effect so soon.

Hope this helps any one you having the same problem.

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