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Does anyone have any input on why if this (June 27) is a mistake it is taking so long to fix?
[edited by: tedster at 7:44 pm (utc) on July 18, 2006]
Once again, my mind turns to the thought that it may never return - it's my main income site and is hurting financially, as I am sure yours are too, but at least I was expecting it this time.
I have noticed over the past few months that most of my pages that used to have PR of 2 now have no PR assigned to them, and only my index page & blog still remaining with PR of 2/3.
Any ideas on when google's next PR update is? I'm sure my site won't change PR at all, but would like to see it for all my pages.
Yahoo is now my biggest referrer with MSN second. Google is number 3.
When I perform a site:www.example.com search my homepage is missing. However if I advance to the end of those results and then click on the "In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar...." link then I can find my homepage at the top of the omitted results but in the middle of the overall list.
It was on July 9 that Matt Cutts said there would be another data refresh in 2-3 weeks. Two weeks would have been on July 23 and three weeks would be on July 30.
I can only hope that the data refresh will happen soon and that it will fix the issue. Looking back on my statistics my site had more traffic the fourth month it was operational than it will at the end of this month. Pathetic.
Hmmm.. I have a different smypton than you guys then. My search for my domain (without the .com) dropped off the SERP altogether. It only came back yesterday along with several keywords back on page 1.
Have you lost all your SERP results other than your domain name?
My site is 7 years old with 27,000 backlinks, half oh which date older than three years.
G has always ranked my site high across a variety of search terms (as well it should considering the contest is original, backlink are quality and site is old).
Some time during jagger my site became a cannonical nightmare. Site:command showed pages 3 or 4 levels deep first with my home page nowhere to be found. Thus my serps went from an avg of 2.5 across all terms to between 50 - 100.
I was operating my site without a redirect from non-www to www. (always loathe to change it since there was a lot of links going to non-www and the possibility of getting the linkers to change it was nil).
Earlier this year, I redirected the non-www to www. There were a few updates, but nothing happened in the G index...
So whatever the update was, my cannonical issue was fixed. Now whether it was my redirect from Feb that did it (just took a while for G to accept it) or if G tweaked their filters/algo, will remain a mystery.
But, I did revert back to my old serps positions...
I only post this in the hope that G might be reading the boards as they sure as hell aren't communicating in any other way.
If G is not reading these forums for feedback, then they have become deluded. The deafening silence speaks a thousand words.
"site:mydomain.com" is working fine again for me too.
Also I'm back at the pre-27J position in the serps for a few searches I've tried.
It's just more worse for me.
a.example.com hit 27 June
b.example.com hit 27 June
c.example.com hit 27 July!
l.example.com hit index command working again normal, improved
n.example.com hit 27 June
p.example.com hit 27 July!
r.example.com hit works as usual
w.example.com hit 27 June
www.example.com hit 27 June
2 more domains screwed up, only one, the smallest, working like usual
For all those old hands who are reading this thread and thinking "fools" for those of us that have been hit for the first time it's a steep learning curve, so please cut us some slack.
For big G thank you......
As you know on the 27th June there was a major problem for many of us who unlike others are not intent on spamming your index. It seems from many of the posts here and from other webmatsters I know, many decent and authorative sites where sidlined for the past 4 weeks.
You have heard our cries, looked at the issue and for many, myself included, you have fixed the problem.
Thanks for restoring my faith and position,
[edited by: Pass_the_Dutchie at 9:19 am (utc) on July 27, 2006]