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8:57 am on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We've got a network of three large web sites (Around 1 million pages in total). A lot of these pages are generated by a database because of the nature of the site - we sell specific 'widget' parts for specific 'widget' brands (There didn't really seem another feasable way of doing it).

Initially, we had some success and a large percentage of the site was indexed, resulting in some decent traffic. However, just recently nearly all of the pages have become 'supplemental results', and naturally, traffic has taken a hit.

We're trying to establish what the problem is, but not having a great deal of luck. The only potential cause that I can think of is the recent addition of some affiliate links; could this result in being hit so heavily by the search engines?

I'd appreciate your thoughts.



3:56 pm on Jun 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Any ideas?


4:17 pm on Jun 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think the problem is obvious. Google now requires sites to have a great deal of 'respect' (PR?) in order to index completely, and not have deep pages go supplemental, a 1 Million page site. One way inbound links and site age seem, to me, to be the main criteria in deciding how many levels of pages will be indexed.

I would strongly suggest that a 1 Million page parts site is looking pretty spammy to Google right now... unless you have tons of google 'respect'.

best of luck.


9:39 pm on Jun 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Why 3 sites if the products are drawing from the same data base? Seems to me like you could be having duplicate content issues.


10:46 am on Jun 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ya, I am also facing same probleme so any body can help me or suggest me to resolve this probleme.

Any Idea?


2:12 pm on Jun 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Use copyscape.com to check for duplicate content.

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