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Huge drop in Cached pages



7:40 am on Aug 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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my site has just had a huge drop in indexed pages on google.
from 10,000 to 700 (site:<edited>)

any one know why this could of happened?

i have google site map indexing about 200,000 different pages.
all site maps have been approved by google.

this drop happened about 3 weekes ago.


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[edited by: tedster at 4:26 pm (utc) on Aug. 13, 2006]


2:26 pm on Aug 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have several sites and ALL have had huge drops as well. I think Google is actually re-indexing all the web.

One site we had 80,000 pages in, now only 25,000 or so. One site had 20,000 or so and now shows a little over 6,000. I think Google is simply going through some changes; I've seen this before and its come back...


5:50 pm on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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same thing noticed here on many datacenters. pages indexed have fallen dramatically in the past week or two


6:26 pm on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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One of our sites dropped in a site: command from 21,000 pages to 150 overnight, 2 days ago, but recovered to 22,000 last night.

To say it was a relief is an understatement. Google is definitely going through a major shuffle.


6:27 pm on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Have you checked all the data centers to see if all the pages are gone?


10:03 am on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have seen this too in some of our sites. Over the last 10 months, we started at 75,000, then dropped to 2000, and after that indexed pages are slowly going up almost a 1000 at a time -and have now come to about 18500.

I guess Google is "refreshing" its cache?


11:51 am on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i am having the same problem with my small site.


8:12 pm on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The same with me. However, try to do this: site:yoursite.com and inurl:yoursite.com assuming that your url does not show in other wbsites URLs - what I'm currently getting is 8000 using site, and I can't browse after the 89th page, and 25000 using inurl and I can browse all the way to the first thousand. As the previous posts said, I also believe that google is updating its cache as I see some of my supps going normal, and heavy crawling around 20000 daily.

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