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I have noticed that the numbers of indexed URLs from the sitemaps of my main site have been steadily reduced in the last two days. The reduction rate is about 5% per day. This drop takes place in all sub-directories and also shows on the results of a site command search. However, it seems that the fully indexed pages are not affected. Does anyone experience this?
If you're getting US traffic don't downplay the Easter holiday. Many folks had off on
Good Friday and Easter is like Christmas and Thanksgiving. It's a big feast / travel day.
I second that - and don't forget that Spring Break is here and that
always hurts my (especially blog) traffic year after year..
Three of my sites on the same server all got banned. No other related sites of mine on other servers got banned.
So, I fiugre it might be a penalty on my host server?
[edited by: tedster at 2:46 am (utc) on Mar. 24, 2008]
If your hobbies white hat content site like mine I hope your seeing an increase.
Check your rankings using your testing key words. And keep watching those great Google Data Centers. Something is happening for sure.
Any weather report about how your site is doing? It use to be very sensitive to changes on the DCs ;-)
Wish you all, Good Luck.
It reminds me of Xmas 2006, or was that the start of the 950 penalty, all the same it was a sloppy change.
Just why do they do this?
I'm looking at all DCs available at the Google Datacenter Watch Tools.
However, the vigorous reshuffling which I see at the moment might be happening on limited sectors (niches). If what I see now is what I think it is, the current reshuffling would expand to more sectors within a day or two.
In other words, if you got a page with, say, three words, and only two of them are "on page," and one is in the domain name, that third word is counted as if it's on page, good enough.
(I used to think you needed to have everything on page, in the Title tag, or alt-tag, and/or in the Description meta tag.)
Johan007 - can you say what type of promotion you undertook ?We did two lots of marketing:
1. A very nice graphical web 2.0 face lift on the homepage that has generated interest.
2. Over 20 new articles when we usually only post about 3 to 5.
I have still seen my site stats restored but this week will be a test. I do not manually check ranking but stats show a slight increase in Google traffic and pages per visitor are also up.
leeds1 do you own large content site too?
This may not be news--I may not have been paying attention--but I just noticed Google is crediting the domain name as the exclusive source of a keyword to rank.Sorry PG I do not see this and you may be seeing coincidence.
[edited by: Johan007 at 10:30 am (utc) on Mar. 25, 2008]
Ah well, the last time this happened I just got referrals from much deeper within the index! Do they not consider the user?
What could this be? Can the pages be over optimised or do I not have enough links pointing to the section?