Oh no, looks like Google is going to deal me another painful blow. Yes, it is not enough that they are sending my webpages into supplemental, they are now throwing my...
Oh no, looks like Google is going to deal me another painful blow. Yes, it is not enough that they are sending my webpages into supplemental, they are now throwing my pages out of their index altogether! I had my Singapore Business Directory about 3000 pages indexed before, but now, it has dropped to about 1400 pages (plus supplementals as well). It is no wonder my traffic from Google is dropping steadily.
Is it because I did some changes to my directory? I had added a few more internal links to each of the listing’s directory page. But somehow I don’t think it is the cause. My other directories didn’t have their webpages thrown out of the index and they have the same additional links. Can anyone enlighten me, I am really in the dark here. Does having more outgoing links result in some penalty by Google? That’s stupid right? This isn’t really some serious breach of some ethical code. I mean Google is basing their entire algorithms on links. It doesn’t make sense to devalue a site because of internal links. In fact, it would help in navigation which is something Google encourages all webmasters to do – making the site human user friendly.
I think the worst thing about dealing with Google is you can never understand what is happening. I am not the only one, I believe a lot of webmasters are also confused about why their pages are in supplemental too. And why Google remove some pages from their index. The funniest thing, Google doesn’t even tell you why. At most they give you a little vague and virtual useless answer about this or that little excuse.