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Now this is interesting.
A site with 40 000 "real" pages and some 80 000 duplicate content pages excluded using robots.txt (it's a forum - see my prior posts about vbulletin) and still some 80 000 duplicate pages that are not yet so excluded.
Additionally some 500 000 non-thread pages also excluded in robots.txt and most of those already delisted. The whole site is listed as www; nothing is listed as non-www at all.
Looking purely at indexed threads:
site:domain.com shows 90 000 www pages all as normal results; including some duplicate content that will eventually be excluded.
site:domain.com -inurl:www shows 24 000 www pages all of which are marked as Supplemental Results and all of which also have an old cache date. This search should show zero results. It certainly should not be showing www pages at all, the search was for "-inurl:www". What is going on?
[edited by: tedster at 8:44 pm (utc) on June 13, 2006]
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I don't know why you guys keep refering to two data sets. There are at least ten out there now.
It will probably reappear.
SteveB, it did :) However, for about 100 kw's where the homepage "would" usually rank, they now do not. Sub-pages now seem to rank at the bottom of the index for the 100 kw's that used to rank. ie used to rank no 1 for "widgets" for www.mysite.com, now rank 400 for www.mysite.com/subpage.
It kinda looks like every search result is being returned from a database 75% full, but different for every search.
Can you please elaborate?
For those with a vested interest in the outcome, I don't think watching the DCs this weekend is going to have a positive effect on your sanity. For phrases that I saw disappear and then come back, the overall quality seems a bit higher, and assuming that Google's goal is more relevancy (tinfoil hats aside), I don't think you'll have too much to worry about when all is said and done.
With so many operators gone wild and various craziness when adding the &filter=0 or using ""s, we know it isn't done cooking yet. The best I can offer is that the magically delicious disappearing, reappearing results HAVE been coming back. Disappear from the DC watch this weekend; I'm sure next week will be equally exciting for us.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 1:29 pm (utc) on June 17, 2006]