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Some searches 10 million less some searches 2 million less and so on. It kinda looks like a certian percentange have been dumped from the database.
I am still able to go to the 900 result so this is the same just millions of results less.
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My key phrase is still showing 651,000 results, but 957 are being displayed. This down from an average of 10-11 million results consistently...
CitySearch used to show 13 million pages indexed; it now shows 829,000. This is one of several sites I've been watching for a couple months now just in the local space. If sites across the web are having pages dropped from the index, wouldn't it follow that various search queries will return fewer results?
They are simply dropping the URLs where they detect similar patterns within your domain or across different domains on the web.
[edited by: SEOPTI at 12:26 am (utc) on Dec. 4, 2007]
[edited by: tedster at 9:30 pm (utc) on Dec. 4, 2007]
[edit reason] no specific markets, please [/edit]
Example: on a keyword I rank #1 for it used to bounce between 40 and 80 million results for about 2 years. Only during jagger1, j2, and j3 did i have shifting. I did have issues with big daddy, but that was because I just did a 301 and google was mixing it up.