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Almost a half of them have reappeared back in the index overnight. Pfffffft.
But now I wonder, will Google treat all the 410'd pages as duplicates of each other?
Things have been going well for my main site for a while now, and I thought it was due to the extra work I was putting into it - but today with this tweak or whatever - its all gone.
Perhaps i was looking at the datacentre that had the (sup results) flag turned to all on and not like your datacentre which seems to be (all off)
Gotta love google what a pile of trash it really is
Actually i wonder if they are just hiding the truth of the matter now ... not telling us what is and what isnt in the sup to keep us quiet about how terrible this thing is as a search engine. Reminds me in fact of something they used to call PR, now it is pretty much an irrealvance as they dont show you anything like the "truth" of the matter.
Like when I do [site:mysite.com] the SERPs show this in the results for a number of pages:
Gone The requested resource /shp/xx/xx/xx is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address. ...
www.mysite.com/shp/xx/xx/xx - 1k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages
So it would appear that my site has a number of pages with the title '410 Gone'. With the same content on them 'Gone
The requested resource xx is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address. Please remove all references to this resource.'
I'm really grasping at straws here. Every few months for a couple of years now this site loses almost entirely all of its Google referrals. Then a few months later they magically come back regardless of whether I do anything or not.
This time I wondering if the supplementals could still be causing a problem, possibly as duplicate content.
I assume that the server is not returning a proper 410 response in the HTTP Header, but instead it is returning a 302 or a 200 response or something.
HTTP/1.1 410 Gone
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 00:40:11 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.36 (Unix) PHP/4.4.2 mod_throttle/3.1.2 FrontPage/126.96.36.19923 mod_psoft_traffic/0.1 mod_ssl/2.8.26 OpenSSL/0.9.7a
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
so I guess its ok then?
(don't know why the date is wrong though)
'Thereís absolutely no penalties at all on your site; itís jut a matter of PageRank in your case. Youíve got good links right now, and several hundred pages crawled, but a few more good links like youíve got now would help some more.'
Upon further investigation it looks like we've had thousands of these deep (and legit) pages, with unique content, go supplemental.
The flip flopping of supplemental pages would seem central as to what's going on with this update.
I think with all the crap from Google that our site has had since April that this actually counts as a small step in the right direction.