Ouch! Page Dropped By Google!
April 19, 2011
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There are many reasons why a page could be dropped from Google. The key for you is to figure out why and whether you should do anything about it. Let's start with these general possibilities...
Pages have duplicate content. This could be from using an article from an article directory, without reworking and adding lots of original content to the page. Or it could be from affiliate products, where the same wording about the products is found on dozens of other affiliates' pages.
A site has copied another site's content. That duplicate content may affect the latter's rankings.
Google doesn't trust the links into the site. They may come from spammy neighborhoods, link farms, or from sites known to sell links.
Google doesn't trust the links out from the site. These links are going to sites unrelated to the content of the page or site.
Pages are orphans (pages that have lost all links in to them), or are very far from the home page, with just one link to them, likely from the next higher level. If Google has to do a really deep crawl to find a page, it is more likely to get dropped (if it ever lists it, that is).