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Here is what I did:
- put an html text link to home.html (my homepage) on my splash page (html) - previously it was all image links
- on my home.html I put links to ALL of the pages I wanted to make sure the search engines grab - it's not a clean interface like before :( but at lease the other pages will show up under Google's new way of crawling pages
- I have another site that is ranked 5/10 - I put a link from that site to home.html on the other - I had removed that link a long time ago
- re-worded some pages to remove even a hint of duplicate content
- made sure each page had at least 1 H1 - H3 tag
- I obtained a couple of new links from sites with 5/10 ranking or higher
Interestingly enough, the caches that are showing are from about 3 weeks ago but at least the pages are there, the one that went supplemental is no longer supplemental and I am showing up in the top 10 SERPS for almost all important keywords.
BTW, through all of these ups and downs, my site that is ranked 5/10, had absolutely no problems. It remained in the SERPS, everything remained cached, etc.
Did you see any improvement prior to today and then a big improvement today?
I have seen a little improvement a couple of weeks ago but am wondering if the site needs to be fully crawled or something before it gets any of the decent rankings back.
My site seems to be adding 10-20 pages a day (not freshy fresh crawl - from a crawl 2 odd weeks ago) - but has a long long way to go before a full recovery.
"The best way to get people to process your feedback is to use the spam report form or the dissatisfied link, make sure that you include the keyword “bigdaddy” and try to be as specific and clear as you can."
THIS address was from Google Guy:
"So: if your pages are still supplemental, feel free to write to sesnyc06 [at] gmail.com with the subject line of "stillsupplemental" (all one word), and I'll ask someone to check the emails out."
There was one more but I can't find it. Perhaps someone else will come by and assist.
To answer the other question. No I didn't see gradual improvements. I made the changes and noticed Googlebot deep crawling my site last night. It is the first deep crawl in WEEKS!
I have a theory about why sites fall off and disappear. I notice my 5/10 ranked site has been steady and I lost nothing. My 4/10 site has the problem. If they are only crawling so deep, that would explain it as when I put all the links to key content on my home.html page, things got better. Also, they clearly deep crawl pages with higher page rank more often. What I don't get though is why the caches are 3 weeks old when the deep crawl was last night but I am not about to look a gift horse in the mouth. ;) I am just relieved to be back in the index and showing up.
70% of which have shown an improvement in their Google rankings. Some have come from oblivion into Page 1's for competitive terms.
We do not use the reinclusion technique, neither have we made any wholesale changes to any of the websites.
In my opinion, I believe that Google have adjusted their weighting on backlinks. Big Daddy did negatively affect some of our sites and this week we have seen those sites get their rankings back, in some cases improving their pre Big Daddy positions.
We have seen this happen before, temporarily, so we will be watching to see if these rankings stick this time.
but at least my pages are showing up in the top 20 for those terms. Before they were absent.
Still totally absent from
but I am in number 1positoin for
red widgits country1
red widgits country2
red widgits country3
In the past few days I've been getting crawled like mad from googlebot (since april 26th only had like 5 hits a day). Anyways, my site: command has jumped from about 500 to 1000 pages! My whole site is aprox 2000 pages.
However, still ranked on pages 3,4,5 for keywords I should be on page 1 top 3 results as I have been for years.
I'll keep you posted if the index pages actually flow into the search results.
This weekend on the google.co.uk extension, my Scotland site has 413 listings, but most are supplemental. Interestingly it only shows 10 on a site: search in the .com extension.
I can't understand why all this movement from being listed, then not listed, then 8 times what I had before but supplemental. Many of my pages have never even been looked at in 5 months by Google, yet I use the same meta tag format of ones that are indexed and individual descriptions. Confuses me.
I hate to say it but all the tricks he was using I have used a few years ago with similar success - use subdomains, link them from external websites etc. and they worked like a treat. Seems like I should get the old spam manual out and make a few quid.
Oh, I forgot - I have.
I also noticed (as I'm sure others have) that Google has been under attack lately. I attempted to start a thread about it the other day but it was unfortunately rejected - I thought it was Google News?
One of the worst offenders had 1.7BN (!) results 4 days ago; today this has reduced to 5.8m, so I guess Google are on the case...
EDIT: Or maybe 'they' aren't on the case and the site is dropping pages like the rest of us? :)
IMO it looks like they tuning their filters or were running an experiment, and it didn't work so they are now rolling back. May be someone else can confirm that they saw the same pattern.
Tried to start a thread on Google's on forum about getting people to move away from Google... strangely it was wiped after two posts....
If anyone else finds more of those spam sites, sticky me and I will report them asap.
i can't believe it.. from a low of 88 now reporting 212! very happy about this.. just hoping it's not temporary.