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Weird PR drop

Discussion in 'SEO' started by Will.Spencer, Nov 14, 2006.

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    I have this spammy site which I've ignored for quite some time and I came upon a surprise when I visited it today.

    The site is Buying and Selling on eBay.
    SEMrush
    The main page is PR4, but most of the subpages linked from the main page have dropped from PR4 to PR0. Most, but not all. A few of them are still PR4.

    I'm not worried about PR or about traffic. This site has never received enough traffic to worry about.

    This behavior from Google is a bit odd though. This isn't something that I had seen before. Most, but not all, pages on a site dropped to PR0.

    Has anyone else seen this behavior from Google?
     
    Will.Spencer, Nov 14, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
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    NetMidWest Peon

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    mobilebay Active Member

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    I see your site as a PR 5 mate ;)

    dam goooogle

     
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    Yep its PR5 on lazy DCz as well. Lazy DCz
     
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    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

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    It's PR5 (main page) on my toolbar.
     
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    a389951l Must Create More Content

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    Will,

    I have seen this before on one of my sites. It evidentually led to all of the pages going to PR0. I think it may be a sign of a penalty. Not sure if will happen to your site but wanted to share.
     
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  8. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    Unfortunately, I screwed up my test bed. Due to a bug in Google's URL Removal Console, it appears that I deleted this site from the Google index last night.

    The deletion will be processed sometime in the next few days and the site will then be removed from Google's index for a minimum of six months.

    I had this happen to two web sites before I figured out the puzzle. :eek:
     
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    I read your other thread, and yes, the url removal console can be tricky.
    The instructions are hard to understand in order to discourage use of the tool, I'd guess.
    You might try a reinclusion request, explaining that you mistakenly pulled them.
     
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    Not difficult to use -- buggy. I have shown two instances where the tool failed to follow directions and I am preparing a third.

    Of course, I can't show these to anyone at Google. They won't return my calls. :rolleyes:

    Reinclusion requests are useless. They go directly to /dev/null, unless you happen to have a personal friend at Google HQ.
     
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    Yes I have had two sites with the same issue but one returned to normal after the last update but the other still remains with PR0 on internal pages, I am not worried as it still brings in the most visitors of all my sites and has the biggest earnings.

    Dupe content is not the issue with mines as I have written everything myself.

    Will when was the last time you checked the site? Before the last update?
     
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    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    Unfortunately, this was one of my sites which I never check. I haven't looked at it in at least a year. :eek:
     
    Will.Spencer, Nov 15, 2006 IP