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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?
30 seconds later done the same search and it was no where to be found.
This can happen when your search gets routed to a different data center. More information here:
How Do I Know Which Google Center I am Looking At [webmasterworld.com]
Pathetic and ridiculous, this is no way to run a business let alone a search engine!
What is wrong because the page ranks well for other terms linked to the page and has a fresh PR added to it?
We have one site, but have two versions .ca and .com, shipping and prices are different on the two sites, but the rest of the site is the same as the .com.
Would pulling the no index no crawl and the ban to all robots in the robots.txt for the .ca have the potential to hurt us?
When G's in this state of flux you'll never know what you did if you resolve your problems. Let it settle first and then make adjustments.
My rankings are still bouncing about, some have returned to #1, some are down at #30...I reckon they had too much chocolate of Easter with a blood sugar rush...that or someone's been playing with the mad March hare again!
That's a UK expression if anyone's wondering:-)
Third! Come on!
Has Google thought this through? If I lose traffic from the new in-your-face YouTube positioning, I lose Adsense revenue, and so does Google.
Does Google really expect to make more money from YouTube ads on a non-optimized page than the ads on my optimized site?
If Google's SERP Team is different from its AdSense Team, serious problems could result after these aggressive, poorly planned tests.
Does the left hand know what the right is doing? Is the YT Team under pressure to turn a profit after the $1b investment?
Please take a look at this one and test some of your key words ;)
Hahahaha...definitely different again and one of my key phrases is 16th for my .mobi site:-)))
And that key phrase appears only twice, the titlebar and on the page, absolutely nothing else anywhere!
Thankfully only one ebay type site is in the top 20 now.
At the same time, in some situations where the site does have an indented result, I now see internal "best" page ranked above the domain root. Thist was something I struggled to make happen in several cases but I eventually gave up on. And now several month later, Google did it without my help ;)
I'm also seeing the domain root ranking above much more appropriate inner pages. I'm also seeing domain roots showing up as a second result on sites where previously they hadn't ranked at all.
Inner site pages that had been in the top ten and had cycled gradually
down to the second or third serps page have now returned to page one
I'm seeing something similar - and I'm also seeing pages that are
more "content-rich" (read: more text-heavy) are now rising fast.
I have one site that was consistently below No. 5 for it's primary phrase
(its almost 95% text) now outranking pages from sites with far better PR.