__/ [jrobich@xxxxxxxxx] on Saturday 10 December 2005 15:54 \__
> About a year ago, I added a datafeed to my site. It added about 17,000
> pages all at once. Google immediately dropped me in the ratings --
> I've since read that when Google sees a large addition of web pages, it
> assumes these are not content relevent and will reduce your search
> I removed the datafeed pages (BTW, I had a "nofollow" robots.txt, but
> Google followed them anyway) and eventually regained my ranking.
> I now have about 2,000 "real" and legitimate pages that I want to add.
> I have a free sheet music site and would like to add these 2000 pieces
> of sheet music (they're all .pdf's). I added them a little at a time
> -- a hundred every two days -- and sure enough, after about a week,
> Google slammed my position again.
> Is there any way of adding a large amount of real content at once
> without incurring Googlewrath?
I suffered from the same issue when Google crawled pages it was not in-
tended to crawl. This indeed led to a drop in the rankings and thus the
number of referrals. Try removing the unwanted indexed pages:
For some reason, no action has yet been taken, even 3 weeks after I had
requested that the pages get dropped from cache. Don't get your hopes
high, but be aware that the ranks appear to improve (rebound) gradually.
Hope it helps,
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