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Something strange with ATW SERPs



5:55 am on Oct 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Launched web site (after redesigned and optimization) on September 04. A week ago was #18, today #2. Then strange thing happened. Dropped from index. Search url.all:www.mysite.com returns no results. However, if I search longer phrase or some specific word I still find my site in SERPs. Does anybody have a clue what is going on?

P.S. No cheating used on site, except H1 tag replaced with an image (which has the same title) using external CSS file.


8:39 pm on Oct 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Looks like ATW rotating results. I'm back to #18 again.


12:04 am on Oct 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello Tomas,
I had the same problem site suddenly dropped from index dont know for what purpose, No changes in the site and it didnt reindex the site too,


12:19 am on Oct 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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ATW and AV merging
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1:49 am on Oct 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I know they are merging, but just wanted to know if somebody experienced the same thing. Thanks four your information.


6:39 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is there any confirmation from Altavista/Alltheweb, ie. Overture that indeed the two search engine indexes will be merged this month. I have't seen this mentioned anywhere except this forum.

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