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10:16 pm on Jun 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Looking at some stats earlier for a newish site i noticed that the traffic had dropped off by some 90% - I wasn't overly worried as it's new and i know it will go up and down the ranks for a while.

However, when checking the site:comand on 'uk only' just out of curiosity to see how many pages were indexed i saw the 'Your search - site:domain.co.uk - did not match any documents'

The weird bit is that on 'all the web' G.co.uk it returns 18 pages. This isn't only on this newish domain name either, I've checked numerous sites (one's been up 5 years) that belong to me and are on UK hosts, I've also checked sites belonging to others that i know are uk registered and uk hosted and I'm seeing the same thing, pages returned on all the web but nothing on uk only

Any ideas?


10:35 pm on Jun 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've seen a drop in serps too for my UK site, and tried the same and got no results.

I can't comment on whether this is related to the drop in rankings since it is something I have only just noticed. Not sure how it could be related. Maybe it's just a Google quirk?


5:31 pm on Jun 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I see exactly what you describe, for one site, web search shows 73 of 78 pages, UK only last week showed 12 and the last few days zero, across a bunch of sites I see similar issues.

The funny/strange thing is, the UK results that showed up until a few days ago was canonicaly damaged, the site does have valid 301 non-www to www and index is sorted too all nav is to full URL's and the site shows up in the correct order with site: tool on the web results.

The root/ was there but in 4th place behind some other root pages but also behind some very deep content, 4 directories deep.

All sites are .co.uk and hosted in the UK, 2 sites are .org.uk and hosted in the US, same problems, on one of the sites I added about 30 pages, within days they were performing well then bam, all supplemental and MIA in the UK search.

I was suprised nobody (until now) has mentioned this, its been ongoing for around 4 weeks, that's when I first noticed the problem, and it doesn't seem to fit in with the other currently discussed filtered/penalised threads.

How long can it last?


6:08 pm on Jun 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I only noticed it due to one new site perforimg very well and gaining a lot of uk only traffic, then overnight it vanished, hence the look see


8:25 am on Jun 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3360912.htm [webmasterworld.com] by tedster - 4:40 am on June 7, 2007 (EST -4)

I noticed yesterday that the site: command on my domain returned no results on google.co.uk yesterday. The same is happening now in .com

Also no supplementals are showing for .co.uk but they are on .com. Also a page count difference of some 30k pages.

Anybody else seeing this?


11:21 am on Jun 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Looks like i have the same problem


11:51 am on Jun 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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yep I'll join in got 2 sites showing nothing both ranking as well - G.co.uk is so messed up!


3:06 pm on Jun 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Looks like its back to supplemental city now.

Supplementals showing up in site: search above normal pages at google.co.uk


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