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One of my site's index page is gone - usually means a big update is coming

     
11:48 am on Oct 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Im sure why this happens, but everytime when google makes a real update 1 of my sites is lost in the serps and it has been that way for years, then when we are near the end of the update the site is back.

So maybe we are are in a real update now or its comming today.

6:51 pm on Oct 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Do you mean the site is really "gone", as in no site: results at all, or that it's rankings dive badly? I assume it's the second.

At any rate, I wouldn't be surprised to see a major shift in the rankings soon - but not sure whether we can call that an "update" or not, given the nearly constant changes that are the rule today. Time will tell.

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I just re-read your title and realized that you are specifically talking about a disappearing index page. Others here have been noticing something similar - would be good to really pin that down, because in the cases I've looked at it doesn't make obvious sense.

[edited by: tedster at 8:38 pm (utc) on Oct. 28, 2007]

8:10 pm on Oct 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Others here have been noticing something similar

My site lost almost all of its rankings 2 days ago. It doesn't even rank on the site's name anymore. So either a big update is coming, or I've been penalized. I hope it's a big update ^_^
8:15 pm on Oct 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Today most of my main site rankings crashed. Worst in 5 years (worst ever). SERPs for the competition seem about the same, so can't really say it's a major update yet. Although I wonder if I caught the first wave of a rumoured new update. Of course it's possible it's just another Google Sunday Anomaly. (I've often seen reversions/revisions on Sundays/weekends and other odd stuff.) Will check back Monday morning.

p/g

9:43 pm on Oct 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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yes Tedster I mean it dont rank at all, but is still in the index, but that dossent matter be cause it will be back it has been that way for 4 years now and when its gone I know something is up, I dont mean those small changes every day, but something bigger, but lets see its not 100% sure.
9:54 am on Oct 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Zeus,

i also have a page that seems to drop out of the index completely, and then comes back at a later date its only just started to do this, approximately since April but every time there's a tweak / update this page disappears.

Vimes.
(care to swap notes?)

1:58 pm on Oct 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Zeus, Vimes:

My site lost almost all SERPs from 36 hours.

No changes in last 6 months and I don't know why.

Do you really tell me that in some cases your SERPs come back? And also searching for "domain.com" will come back? Did you experience *exactly* this behavior?

Any help appreciated guys...regards to all.

3:30 pm on Oct 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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zeus: How long does it normally take for your site to come back? A day, a week?
3:32 pm on Oct 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hey all,

Since last weekís PR update (my site has increased by one rank) it seems my site has been hit pretty badly, so Iím presuming that there was an algo update too. Iíve been hit so bad that Iím now down to 95% of my normal traffic.

Iím not sure what Iím doing wrong, but EVERY time thereís an big algo update, I go back to square one. A couple of my competitors that launched their sites after mine just seem to climb up and up and are all happily sat on the first page of results.

Once the algo has settled, my site steadily climbs back upÖuntil the next algo update and the process starts all over again.

I think my site is trusted, Iím dmoz/yahoo listed with a couple of .gov links and an .edu links as well as the other Ďnormalí links.

Any advice on where I should start looking? Iím really at a loss here.

[edited by: tedster at 6:05 pm (utc) on Oct. 29, 2007]

6:20 pm on Oct 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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normaly my site is back after 5-7 days, but I dont see any signs of a big update, but Im 100% sure the site will be back.

Also if I do a search www.domain.com the site is there, if some asks

7:03 pm on Oct 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Any advice on where I should start looking? Iím really at a loss here.

Karma (and whoever else) - Trusted? kinda. Your site(s) is a few trusted links from staying normal. A bunch of trusted links from being a niche dominator.

Personally, I like sites like the above to study the "thresholds" of what's working/changing in the algo, but if it's your money site, then I would bust my #$%# to make it the authority that Goog kinda thinks it is...sometimes :)

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It is my money site, and I do bust my ass trying to make it #1 but I'm obviously still doing something wrong. Doh.
12:22 am on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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We are trying to figure this out also...

our site dissapeared 40 days ago...

Its indexed daily and all the internal pages are indexed and recieve traffic

but our root doamin is GONE :) From a "site:" Search...

Very strange ... It dissapeared after a 301 of the old urls.

 

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