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site:domain gives me 130k pages, BD gives me 20k, but using the API always gave me around 10k, but yesterday i suddenly lost 8k pages!
anyone else experienced a huge drop in real indexed pages, as opposed to site:domain?
i read someone comment that his own opinion about sites losing pages was due to BD, from that comment i would assume others have also experienced the same as me.
The first search above gives 20000+ pages when searched on a non-"BigDaddy" IP address, and page-by-page spot checks shows less indexing/caching with "BigDaddy."
Yesterday there were 3 pages visible from site:, and today there are 2 pages and 10 links, and the position on page 1 is restored.
Total pages on the site is about 80.
On non-BD I show 1,020 and the number continues to increase each week as pages are added to this website.
Googlbot is a constant visitor and I'm not the least bit worried about the page difference (other than the fact site search is horrible when it hits a BD DC).
I suspect that at a future date, there will be a massive update of the BD centers where a good amount of these missing pages will appear.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
my page counts have dropped 1,000 % since BD's been propagating but finally are steadily increasing... my page counts went from 100k to just 800 pages then back up to 18,000 today.
I've noticed the same about my compeition and countless of other sites...
my site that lost many pages in BD and via API is 2 years old, currently 130k pages using site: in non bd dcs, 20k in BD and 2k using API
a new site, maybe 3 months old, is 2 pages only in non BD dcs, 170k pages in BD and 12k pages using API
Thew new site is increasing pages in BD, and until a few days ago showed 0 pages using API. This new site is clearly increasing, whilst the older site is dropping in BD and API.
A happy blackhat does less damage therefore Google seems to do everything to please them at the conferences etc.
As to the rest of us webmasters - they dont really care.