Its hard to tell, i have lost some unique pages from index, there is a lot more with BD then M.Cutts is telling .
That's an easy one.
Every answer to why all of us are loosing pages indexed is pointed to us having links in bad neighborhoods.
DMOZ certainly has some too. Unchecked expired domains, site changed etc...
No one is excluded it seems... except Google.
I'm new here, so this is also an introduction.
We're suffering a double whammy here - not only have we lost thousands of pages, but we also launched a new site which Google has ranked much lower than the old one. Could it be that by creating new pages and using a .htaccess 301 they are treating them as new pages? I thought the redirect would transfer PR etc?
As more and more of our old pages go, our visitors drop.
Anybody got any recommendations as to how we can fix this?
One thing I did find on webmasterworld is that Google is only going one level deep if your PR is low. So if you go Home > Category > Product, only the category is indexed. The solution appears to be to directly link to key products from the index page. Seems to be working for our competitors.