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Glad you're one of the folks who are seeing better numbers on the site: query. Was your traffic also affected, or just the results of site: operator?
The reason I ask is that in this thread [webmasterworld.com] Google told us that there was a technical problem with site: results, but it didn't affect the regular search. We know they are working on a fix for that. But if you are now recovering traffic, then your report would be a new kind of good news.
Last friday we began to work in our site trying to resolve some canolical and duplicate content issues but the pages returned before we applied the changes.
Now, the site operator is reporting a total of 178K. 8K more than yesterday but oddly, we are loosing visitors again.