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6:02 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Have you notice it?
My websites are now fully recovered even with some more indexed pages using site: command.


6:29 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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6:39 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have a site which had 753 pages in index around 10 Days back

From past 10 days there are only 3 pages in index and the rest have gone into supplemental results

Why is this happening?

Any solutions?


6:49 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I had 350 pages indexed out of 870 pages till yesterday. Now it is 460.


6:55 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing a small but steady increase in past 2 days. Mid week I was down to 2 pages, yesterday 10 were indexed, today 18. My domain has one hyphen. Going back 2 wks I had about 90 pages indexed, so a ways to go yet. The pages coming back are in main index, so I see nothing supplemental as yet. Hopefully more progress over the next week or so...


1:16 am on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Its strange.
Because i am seeing full recovery + new pages indexed as well.
Good Luck.


1:18 am on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing recovery via site command, but the pages actually aren't in the index.


2:27 am on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Do you a hyphenated domain name?


11:13 am on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've noticed that the supplementals are back. Until the day before yesterday I had seen a recovery of pages indexed, but now it's back to square one on all datacentres.


11:49 am on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i am seeing fewer and fewer pages indexed.
a domain with hyphens.


11:57 am on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I had been slowly moving upwards over the last 3 weeks but yesterday took a drop of 30 pages - extremely annoying


11:59 am on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've recouperated about 25% of my pages since sending through an email. It's been about 2 weeks so it is improving but slowly. Slowly but surely is fine by me.


12:31 pm on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have had no recovery of dropped pages for about a month now.


12:43 pm on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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All of my hyphenated domains that had gone home page only are back with all supplementals. About twice as many supplementals as actual pages. Most supplementals dates are June 2005 and some are even as old as Aug 2004.

Some are showing as www.domain.com/ and others as www.domain.com/index.html
I have never linked using index.html .... So where they got that from, who knows!


12:59 pm on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I too am seeing significant recovery.

Going on close to 1.5 years my main site of about 800 pages; static urls, unique content USED to be at the top of G serps for competitive kws. Long story short we made a couple of innocent mistakes > 1. incorrectly moved servers, 2. my domain is commonly mis-spelled so we incorrectly redirected mis-spelled domain to original domain name. I believe we got dinged with dup content penalty. Then all hell broke loose; index page got pagejacked plus many others pages, canonical issues, www and non-www indexing probs, webpages being indexed with tracking urls, supplemental hell, 12 pages left in G index (sorry for the shorthand).

MSN and Yahoo handled my above mentioned "innocent mistakes" without a problem... why couldn't G?

Last 1.5 years flew all over country trying to find help. Paid major SEO company (Hint 1: initials BC, Hint 2: go to G and type in "search engine optimization" and they are usually #3) close to 20K and they stuck me with a newbie seo analyst. I felt like I was teaching my "analysts". The company gave my site a "clean bill of health" and threw their arms up and basically said they didn't know what happened. :(

4 attempts of reinclusion requests over 1.5 years with explanations to G went unanswered.

This am woke up and noticed;
753 pages indexed by G and looks like I'm coming out of supplemental hell. New pages also being indexed.

280 pages out of supplemental hell with fresh tags of May 26 with full titles and descrips (man that looks pretty). Rest are still supplemental.

All indications that I am recovering. But I ain't holding my breath... I gave up on Google about 3 months ago... and to be quite honest don't really give a sh*t what happens with my G serps.

Google giveth and Google taketh away (sorry about the lisp :-). I still think they suck no matter what happens to my site due to their arrogance, lack of direct communication and messing with innocent people's lives due to collateral damage because of their "lousy algo bugs".

I look forward to the day their market share errodes and anything I can do to help that happen I will (and currently am) by reducing adword expenditure and bad pr via word of mouth.


Oh yeah... my business continues to grow through diversification and adopting different strategies that are less googlecentric. Lesson learned here? Google is not the end all be all.


1:40 pm on May 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've noticed today that (at least for my domain) certain datacenters are now returning a "no results found" message for site: command WITH the trailing slash, so they're obviously working on this.

Unfortunately for me, such a search without the slash still pulls up junk results and supplimentals. :(


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