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Has the removal of the 5 billion page site hurt you?

or am I the only one?

3:10 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My primary site is a pretty large site (> 250,000 pages of user generated content) and has done well in Google through Big Daddy and the subsequent tweaking until this past week. Honestly I'm not sure I had ever even seen a supplimental listing until this week. We've not paid a lot of attention to SEO since whatever we have been doing has seemed to work well.

Until Sunday June 18th at around 12:00 PM CST.

Sunday afternoon I noticed a sharp dip in traffic and when I investigated, all I could find was the post from Adam about the 'bad data push' and how they were working on fixing the problem. Is there some way that my site got trapped in this fix?

Something that I should add is that I use GoogleAlerts to notify me of when my site name appears in a new listing on Google, and for weeks I have been getting almost daily notices from GoogleAlerts showing the "5 billion page site" with content scraped from my pages. I don't know that any of these pages actually linked to my site, I never thought to look.

Now traffic is down 40% from the norm and I've also lost about 2 thirds of the pages that were shown by doing a "site:domain.com" command. I wonder if by removing this site caused the backlinks to my site to be recalculated, though currently a 'link:domain.com' shows the same number of backlinks as it has for the past month or so.

Just to be clear, I have no connection with the '5 billion page site' other than they scraped a lot of my content.

Any ideas or suggestions or am I alone on this?

7:28 pm on June 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What could you possiblye need 30 miilion pages for? What kind of site is it?

Junk ... Garbage ... Rubbish ... Spam ... Google fodder ...


The subject that nobody from Google will discuss.

8:37 pm on June 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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just fyi...

it looks as though Google has successfully begun propagating new data to their DC's.

our index count is 90% back to normal now and our numbers are steadily increasing. we are only -7% from last week at this time as opposed to -20% that we were experiencing yesterday and the days prior.

9:18 pm on June 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Or the (credit/bank/medical/etc...) records of each of thrity million people.

5:07 pm on July 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've just noticed that the same address that created billions of pages indexed by Google seems to be making a comeback!

I happened to repeat a search that a visitor did for one of my sites - a local tool shop, and noticed one of the garbage domains was back. I clicked the Google result, which re-directed me to the same old 'T.....e' domain!

A site: command showed 1.6 million results.

I'm completely 'white hat' and many on my sites have pages either dropped from Google or have gone supplemental!

How Google keep letting this rubbish in is beyond me. I guess Google still have serious problems...

5:41 pm on July 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A site: command showed 1.6 million results

The spam network which i just disovered:

subdomain: sensless letters and numbers
domain: sensless letters and numbers
TLD: info

Many such domains are linked together.

At one of them, the

brings 46400
site:domain.info my site name
brings 6 results

All visited domains of this spam network are registered June 27th 2006

All registration info contains sensless garbage

9:35 pm on July 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yep, and just like before I am getting daily Google Alerts telling me that my site name is appearing on these pages. Certainly someone from Google has seen this. One would think that they have some kind of kill button where they can pull the plug on specific domains, I suppose it's more complicated than that, but it sure doesn't seem like it has to be.
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