Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 188.8.131.52
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?
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...
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
Many such domains are linked together.
At one of them, the
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