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Removed Google Site maps and page count goes up

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by swapshop, Jun 26, 2006.

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  1. DavidF

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    #61
    I think its important to remember that there are many factors involved when google is indexing your site. I have had a sitemap up for about 6 months, and there have not been many changes. About 2 weeks ago the amount of indexed pages went from 149,000 to 16,000. A lot of the changes that many people are seeing are probably from changes in google, not just whether or not you have a sitemap up.
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    DavidF, Aug 19, 2006 IP
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  2. cormac

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    #62
    Isnt it something like 200 factors?
     
    cormac, Aug 19, 2006 IP
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    #63
    What is the point of Google having the sitemaps feature if it screws everything up!
     
    aed1071, Aug 20, 2006 IP
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    #64
    Yeah I agree about the sitemaps it didn't help much.
     
    David26, Aug 20, 2006 IP
  5. swapshop

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    #65
    Removed our sitemap on the 27 June with 577
    Now we have Results 1 - 10 of about 17,100 from www.swapshop.co.nz for . (0.87 seconds)

    No site map and as we said the number goes up.

    Orginally we had 38,400. Google has a duplicate filter which our site by design triggered since our title, desc and tags were all the same.

    We use a mod rewrite to make the url look better with no query and this was submitted to google via a sitemap.

    I guess what we are saying is the site map has to be correct or else you will get a deindex......

    Our hits from google have gone up and well we are going to leave it this way for a while since the last data center update appears to have happened.

    Just to prove this theory I guess we should submit a sitemap back to google to see another deindex.

    Or as some one has already said fix your faults.....

    Check your site map

    Use tools to check links.

    Our issue was a dead end page that the SE found and users didnt. Easy resolve was to make a lnk to the main site so SE can continue....

    Will leave alone for 2-3 more months to see the orginal number go back up.


    Can some one explain this please

    Our site has around 2500 pages but google tells us 17,100.
    Where or what is this number?
     
    swapshop, Aug 20, 2006 IP
  6. cormac

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    #66
    Its the given number of indexed pages the Data centre holds for your site. Looking at your site on Google.com from Ireland I am getting 3,630 pages but on http://gfe-eh.google.com I see the 17,100.
     
    cormac, Aug 21, 2006 IP
  7. swapshop

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    #67
    True I am guessing the updates are still coming thru. We have had a big increase in traffic since this has happened.

    Checking every day just for the heck of it but hey no sitemaps and that seems to be the key again?
     
    swapshop, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    #68
    I realized that my site got deindex because of errors in html. Since I use Wordpress, I had this repeated on the home page

    <h1>Some Title Here</h3>

    I tried all sorts of things for 2 weeks which didnt help. After I fixed the above, my pages got reindexed again in within 24 hours. However my pages don't rank as well as before. Might take some time to climb back up.

    My thoughts -- I don't think the cause of deindex is due to a sitemap. A sitemap with Google basically helps Google bots to index your site faster thus if you have errors on your pages, the bots know about it quickly too. If you suffer from a deindex, try checking your site or try to remember what you have changed a few days before the deindex happened. Then quickly reverse what has been applied.
     
    stressbattle, Aug 24, 2006 IP
  9. Madness

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    #69
    If you read page 3 of this thread "I said to be patient", well after I'm not really sure but around six weeks, I have 32.800 pages indexed now.

    I can't say for sure that the same will happen for you but I say give it a little time before you remove It.
     
    Madness, Aug 25, 2006 IP
  10. swapshop

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    #70
    Yes I have gotto agree. Two years ago we have a idea called Swapshop. 3 years down the track we submitted the site map.

    Our issue now is massive html bad coding but jey we admit it.
    If you use site maps and you are loosing results check it coding of your site, thats where the problem lies.

    For us a total rewrite is the quickest way...
     
    swapshop, Aug 25, 2006 IP
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    #71
    You may be interested in something called the Validation file... The file to verify your sitemap!!!... well its empty Right? well find out whats the actual file i got in my website www.transchartsw.com. I had 0 pages indexed one day and the next i go to 3000 ODD. Just the verification file is the one you need to accompany the site map...;)
     
    design2host, Aug 31, 2006 IP
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    #72
    I take many time to read this thread and decide to removed sitemap

    I will let everyone know soon. :p
     
    doodnom, Nov 16, 2006 IP
  13. myinnet

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    #73
    I have removed my sitemap in the morning, But i still can only see the homepage is indexed, only 1 page in google index. how can i do to index more pages?
     
    myinnet, Nov 24, 2006 IP
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    #74
    My site was like that for about a week and then about 1/4 of the pages were indexed and then almost three weeks later they were all indexed. Now, as of about 2:30 pm, I back down to 1/4 and I don't know why. :confused:
     
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    #75
    it's good if all pages are indexed, I think google will change the index pages from time to time :)
     
    myinnet, Nov 24, 2006 IP
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    OH, my pages had increased to 223 after i removed the sitemap :) will check it later today.
     
    myinnet, Nov 25, 2006 IP
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    #77
    Cool idea, I'll try this out
     
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    #78
    Google had removed lots of pages from their index, i only has 6 pages now, not sure why.
     
    myinnet, Dec 10, 2006 IP
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    #79
    I tried to submit the sitemap xml to google. But I can't see any improvements. Maybe it's because my site are all static html files, so google knows how to get a sitemap of my site even without sitemap files.
     
    sz2006, Dec 11, 2006 IP
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    #80
    having a sitemap up should make absolutely no difference in ranking or indexing.
     
    kh7, Dec 11, 2006 IP
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