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FlyBoy73
12 Apr 2006, 20:26
This has been a Big PITA... We have lost over a million links in one forum thanks to the "Big Daddy" update Google had a few months back. We went from about 1,100,000 links/refs in Google down to about 19,000 right now! :( That really stinks... Fortunately, we still have over 1/2 a million in Yahoo but traffic has definitely taken a hit.

Has anyone else lost links in their forums in Google?

If you don't already know how to check you probably won't know unless you have just seen a decrease in traffic. You can enter the following in Google to find out how many links you have:

"site:yoursite.com"

Hope we were the only one!

David

Paul M
12 Apr 2006, 22:00
We noticed a drop in visitors in Mid february - was this when it happened ?

FlyBoy73
12 Apr 2006, 23:09
I believe that is when it started. I noticed the major loss in links in February but it wasn't until the first of March (I think) when the traffic levels dropped. I think this is due to when Google actually updates.

Did you get your traffic levels back to previous amounts since then, Paul?

Erwin
13 Apr 2006, 08:33
I noticed too... interesting...

Paul M
13 Apr 2006, 09:11
Did you get your traffic levels back to previous amounts since then, Paul?No. They are about 60% max atm.

February 20/21 is when the level dropped - by over 50% at the time.

kmike
13 Apr 2006, 10:39
Really interesting. Feb 20-21 is when we saw a huge increase of search bots activity on our forums.

FlyBoy73
13 Apr 2006, 10:51
With regards to search bots... Around the time this took place we got absolutely hammered and it continued on for probably 3 weeks? It tapered off about the time the loss of link traffic actually kicked in.
My hope is that next month a lot of this re-indexing will start to show up. At least I sure hope it does!

I have heard some stories of forums that have actually gained a lot of links and traffic over this, but I think most of them did not have a lot of links to start with.

SaN-DeeP
14 Apr 2006, 23:55
thats absolutely right, index and links both have gone down no words yet from G
another interesting thing to notice recently was a abnormal PR increase for new sites.

some of sites started weeks ago ranked straightly from 0 to 3 or 4.

MissKalunji
15 Apr 2006, 03:15
thats absolutely right, index and links both have gone down no words yet from G
another interesting thing to notice recently was a abnormal PR increase for new sites.

some of sites started weeks ago ranked straightly from 0 to 3 or 4.

i never understood that rank thing mind explainning?

Krofh
17 Apr 2006, 05:16
Our site went from third place down to the 12th page back in December, and this recent update of Google's actually helped ours... we're back up to 4th place.

SaN-DeeP
17 Apr 2006, 08:07
i never understood that rank thing mind explainning?
I am talking about pagerank, one couple of my new sites which were started around 3-5 weeks ago, PR boosted up from 0 to 3 on 2 sites and 4 on 1 site and that made me surprised.
After digging in for information about this sudden hike, came across to certain webmaster talks, they had same PR boosts from G.

Still these sites show up 3 and 4.. not sure how long.

joeychgo
18 Apr 2006, 20:15
The big daddy update wasnt an update really. Bigdaddy involves new infrastructure and is not just a data push or algorithm update.

The big daddy 'update' actually occurred over about 3 months and was done datacenter by datacenter.

Google is in alot of flux due to this infrastructure change. Pagerank updates have been strange and incomplete. Search engine ranking positions have also been affected, although most has calmed down now. I alsoknow there was a glitch at one point that caused many forums to have most of their indexed pages dropped, only to be reindexed a few weeks later.

Been a busy year at google.

My rankings have not changed substantially, but my number of indexed pages has skyrocketed.

FlyBoy73
18 Apr 2006, 20:21
Well, they have thus far neglected to re-index much of my over a million previous links.. So, thumbs down to their update thus far lol :p

joeychgo
18 Apr 2006, 20:28
Well, they have thus far neglected to re-index much of my over a million previous links.. So, thumbs down to their update thus far lol :p


There is a difference between Indexed pages and Links..

The site command gives you indexed pages.

FlyBoy73
18 Apr 2006, 20:32
Ok, indexed pages then in my case.

Zia
06 May 2006, 07:35
strange things,,yeap notice too ..enugh enugh links been droped by Google...