View Full Version : My Whole Site Is Supplemental?????
08-04-2006, 06:45 AM
My site was down for 8 hours on Wednesday - long story - and now I find my ENTIRE site is supplemental in Google... PLEASE tell me this is temporary??????
08-04-2006, 09:08 AM
I have humongous doubts it's because of a little outage of 8 hours. Last time I took a week off and went to hide in the woods, the Hard disk of the server it was hosted on crashed. From my logs, it crashed about an hour after I left here... when I came back, it had been offline for 7 days. My super hosting (http://www.seo-guy.com/forum/thread13234.html) took 4 days to send an email to re-upload the site... very efficient. I did not lose a single ranking, cache or whatever...
This suplemental thing has been going on for a while. I have a site affected by it. Nothing you did and nothing you can do... unless <title> and <description> are the same on many pages, it's a google bug.
08-04-2006, 09:29 AM
right... so conceivably if I dicky around with my descriptions and titiles - while keeping relevant - it may help?
08-04-2006, 09:33 AM
ok hang on - my results when I type site:yadahyadah.com all say supplemental - therefore they should not be listing on the main diectory? But they are- so HUH?????
08-04-2006, 11:11 AM
Dont Change Anything
I just checked the site in your sig and it's about 50% supplemental. Maybe it was just a glitch and it's recovering now?
If it's not recovered by Monday, bump this thread.
08-04-2006, 04:15 PM
It's a strange thing and IMO relates to the new crawl... perhaps there are issues/glitches etc. but if/when they get it sorted (if there's any sorting to do) you don't know in which direction it will head.
My prejudice is that supplementals are like a cancer. If it's something you're working on when it shows up (eg disallowed pages/directories, noindex nofollow, weak links or unique content) there are no worries. If it shows up on pages that you considered important you'd better strengthen the page or get rid of it.
From what I've seen in looking at sites that are going there now, many of the pages wouldn't necessarily add any value to the actual search results anyway. In alot of ways, with many sites, it seems to be coming down to focusing on your hubs for the long tails unless you've got superior link mojo. If you do, you probably don't care about this thread though (smiley here).
That's what I'm recommending anyway.... cut the non-essential supplementals (robots.txt) and focus your links on the hubs, if you didn't already, (maybe rewrite the url's for a fresh crawl if you think more, or more unique, content is the key), if you're aiming for searchers. If it's the same with your links... do the opposite.
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