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I was thinking about removing all the product pages for a few weeks as the site does not do much business as an experiment and then readding them at a later date.
any opinions - would the pages be removed, would the new pages not be supplemental?
Most of the pages are cross linked to each other (within nav) and even the anchor used on some pages is changed
All of the links coming in are one way from themed sites and the site has no links leaving it
The site has NO affiliate links and is squeaky clean no black hat SEO at all - so why in frigs name would it go supp?
My only thought at first was lack of links as its only got about 20 but they are all quality ones so I really don't see that as being an issue
Plus another site that I use as a linking tool that only has maybe 10 links pointing to it has not one supplemental page and the site is not built that much differently from the site that has gone completely supp
I'm right now really at a loss what makes a site go supp, people say its a lack of good content on the pages, well thats not the case with my site every page has 100% solid unique content
Anyone got any clues?
>You need to find out why they are being marked as supplemental in the first place.
how would you find this out?
That may well be a factor. Your site is seen as a "PageRank Sink".
Your site is not in the "web core". Sites in the web core are sites that link to the web core and are linked to by the web core.
Having only incoming or outgoing links removes you from the web core, by definition. You also need to make sure that most of the sites that link to you and who you link to are also in the web core. That is, they also need to have both incoming and outgoing links with sites that are in the core.
[edited by: g1smd at 3:28 pm (utc) on Nov. 3, 2006]
>What is the average word count on a typical page?
between 290-390 per page
WHAT! so not only are we now not supposed to do link exchanges to help our LP you're now saying so that the site doesn't look like a "PageRank Sink" you have to link to other sites - does this not seem ridiculous! after all, we all know non-recps are what counts so are we now having to do recp links as well so the site doesn't look like this "sink" you refer to?
I'm seeing lots of supps showing in the serps as well on UK only searches - does this mean G is broke pass
Do you have anything to back this up? that if a site inst recommending other sites it will go supp because G thinks its a fake site!
Hi g1smd, is that a term used by google people recently or you use it to describe a type off website profile?
Since all these processes have to be automated, I suspect that google algo
1, cache site index page, plus a sitemap, then a fixed percentage of urls on entire site, plus identifying, contact pages, terms, policy, about us, financial info, common pages usually at top level of any good corp site, an very valuable to any user
2, assess all other pages , giving marks for meta tags, body section, title, header etc, identify template signatures
3, pages that are similar beyond a google defined variable point get the supplemental tag,
4, subsequent pages which match said criteria for this particular site go straight into supplemental index
Supplemental index being necessary cos of explosive growth of webpage numbers, a growth in quantity not matched with value
From googles point of view ,why index every description page for every product when you can just index the products catalogue list?
When the pages display, if the descriptions show as too short (description then initial page text rather than just description), lengthen them a bit.
The main ways for supplementals to display are still low pagerank and low links, and dupe stuff like www versus non-www. Even if the pages are all original, if they display on multiple URLs, like non-www, you can have problems.
I've redone the descriptions as they were a little short so maybe that was one possible reason for the pages to go supp
My thought was at first low links coming in but then another site put up same time has less links but no supp problems - but does have a little more content on the pages so maybe thats the key, add more content
I've not got problems with dupe stuff www v non-www it shows the same results
so time to sit back and wait - after making changes how long should it be before the pages start to show if the supp has been dropped?