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I have a site where the page count dropped from the normal 100+ to seven and then to zero. I see nothing with the site: command. I don't know if it was banned or not. I checked my logs for Googlebot and noticed that all Googlebot visits were made by the Mediabot. No Mozilla bot at all despite quality backlinks. I don't know if this relates to the problem.
This happens because (as far I know) Google rotates different listing, one update they use stack A where you may have 100 pages index, while say stack C may have been when your site was down or google bot was unable to reach your site so no pages where index. So while Stack C was in use, you get 0 pages found.
I'm not sure if Google still does this but it happen to about a year ago, the thing is it wont be out to long as its always indexing so changes are if your site drop out, it would only be for a while, a few weeks or a few hours depending on if Google Bot found your site and was able to index it.
The only problem I have encounterd is this: I have copied products that are simular - and forgot about the SEO system - therefore making 10-12 identical pages...
I have now altered these SEO pages to reflect what is the product.
But have I been banned - how am I to clear the misunderstanding? Can it be done? I guess one cannot write Google - and I still do not know if it is the reason for my sight not showing in Google.
I feel some what lost...
Can my site be out of Google? There is not one single page on Google – used to be 297 – came back from holiday and not one single page is to be found…
yeah, google knows when you are on holiday, you'll have to fill out a "back to work" affidavit with the crawl department and they will put you back in.
sorry for your misfortune. :)
Most importantly, though, review our Webmaster Guidelines.
Often you'll hit a "D'oh!" moment, fix the problem, and over time will be happier with how your site is indexed and ranked.
Yes, I've also seen such reports. I know that the Sitemaps team has found most of the seemingly-off *ranking* reports to be actually accurate... but I'm not familiar with findings re: the error messages.
I do know that the Sitemaps folks are active in their Google Group and regularly investigate and report back on issues discussed there. I'll also chat with 'em this week to see what clarifications I can get.