Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: Robert Charlton & andy langton & goodroi

Message Too Old, No Replies

Indexed Pages in Google Reduces in Number

6:29 am on Sep 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

joined:Apr 25, 2008
votes: 0

Hello All,
I am a webmaster of a website and for the last 3-4 months my website index pages reduces in numbers regularly. When i see site:www.example.com/ in google search box. So can anyone tell me what the exact reason for reducing my index links in google.

Any Suggestion will be highly appreciated.

11:04 pm on Sept 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:May 26, 2000
votes: 0

This can be a difficult problem to understand. First, know that the site: operator numbers are sometimes just plain strange. If you have five directories and do the queries site:example.com/directory1/, site:example.com/directory2/ and so on, it is common to see a higher total that you would by just doring the site:example.com search. Google has a back end tangle.

You can also find urls that will show a result if you simply paste them into the search box, but never show on the site: operator search. So it's becoming more and more of a challenge to use the site: operator for intelligence gathering.

One thing you can depend on is when a url on your site gets a referral from Google Search - then it's got be in the index. So the most important factor is whether your traffic has been affected.


Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members