Since the beginning or mid October 2009, i’ve noticed that the number of indexed pages on one of my site has been decreasing dramatically. Just before that happened, i had around 600+ pages in Google index. I started losing 5-10 pages in the index everyday and i’m not really thrilled about it. As of today, i have roughly 450+ pages in the index. So i’ve lost nearly 150 webpages. The problem is that losing pages in the index means losing traffic and losing traffic is very bad.
It might have something to do with the Caffeine update and that Google is trying to get rid of unimportant pages or duplicate content. There are some pages on my site which don’t have a lot of content not because i wanted them to be short but because they are designed to be short. Now because there are a lot of pages on the site, i cannot link them all from the homepage. This means that some pages will somehow be very far from the homepage requiring quite a few clicks before you can actually see them.
There are a few things which i can do though. I can try to increase the content on these pages by displaying a list of related articles with a short description. Another way to overcome the problem is to acquire a few links to those pages which are not indexed. This will definitely make it appear as important in the eyes of google.
Once i’ve made the changes i’m thinking, i’m 90% sure that they’ll come back in the index.
It’s been a tough decision for me but i finally made up my mind to give my chickens away. The reason for this is that i plan to travel a lot next year and chicken boarding will work out too expensive. Having chickens and getting your own fresh eggs is an amazing experience. I’ve been getting eggs consistenly everyday from 2 of my hens (hybrids) and the 3rd one was just about to lay eggs. She was 2 weeks younger than the others but because she was a pure breed (Orpington), she takes more time to lay. Anyway, they are now being fostered at the same place where i got them boarded when i went to Spain. The lady was kind enough to take them in 🙂
I was meant to buy a new laptop for quite a while now but I never really got to it. During the beginning of this month, the need for a new laptop grew even more but I held back because I knew that Windows 7 was coming out on the 22nd of October. All the laptop shops had Vista installed on their laptops but assured that you will get free upgrade to Windows 7 once it’s out. However if you purchase a new laptop, you will have to return it to the shop to get it upgraded to Windows 7 and this means that either you will have to pay sending back and delivery charges if you ordered online or will have to go back to the shop and probably have to wait a couple of days before getting your laptop back. I didn’t want the hassle so I waited.
I wanted to get a completely white laptop but couldn’t find any. Apple Mac was the only one I could get in white but when I thought about it, it wouldn’t be a good option for me. I’m used to windows and mac is quite different but my main reason for not going with Macintosh is that I already have Microsoft Office 2007 and finding an alternative office suite would just be stupid. So I spent hours trying to find the best white laptop I could get with windows. Sony was the best brand out there and I decided to go for the NW series (NW20EF/W). I’d have to say I’m quite pleased with the laptop. I haven’t yet tested the new features of Windows 7 but I really like the ability to compare (view) two opened windows side by side without the other one getting minimised.