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A lot of members are seeing huge sites going supplemental. One of our main sites lots all rankings and 200,000 + pages disappeared and now we are left with 19k useless results. This could be a goof or it could be a new round of penalties. If you have had your site reduced to the 'sup index lets here about it and compare notes.
Another piece of info the cache date on the the rest of the datacenter with the supplemental problem the cache shows jun 05 - aug 05, prior to the problem they showed feb 2006. Big Daddy in now showing Feb 2006 cache no supplementals in the first 1000. The rest of the datacenters are still showing supplementals after the homepage
Last May I got hit by Canonical problems. I took all the recommended remedial action and in the past few weeks Google was finally indexing the site normally, though rankings were still shot to s***.
So I have nothing to lose, because I lost it all back in May anyway...
huge sites having few thousand pages have now dropped to 100s of supplemental pages
definetely some major update with bigdaddy DCs, NO penalty for sure just a complete reshuffle and reindex.
1. Many of my indexed pages are now showing as URL only, and I am not sure exactly what this means.
2. On one of the DC's it was showing an indexed page that is forbidden by the robots.txt, namely in the cgi-bin directory. We have had the cgi-bin directory excluded by the robots.txt from day one, so I am perplexed as to why this page is showing when I do a site:mydomain.com search.
There is a 300+ page diff between the 2 DC's one appears correct while the other is missing the 300+ pages.
Guess all one can do is wait until the dust settles and see what happens then.