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Nov 29th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Too many indexed pages, do they hurt, how to fix?
I can't for the life of me get the number of indexed pages down to below 10,000, which is what we have. If you do a "site:" search for www 2mcctv com you'll see we have like 189,000 pages showing up as indexed.
A) How big of a deal is this, really, assuming that these aren't duplicate pages? If they are just junk pages that we've been attempting to have de-indexed, would they hurt us?
B) How can we get these pages de-indexed?
Nov 29th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Check HTML improvements section at Google Webmaster Tools. If these are duplicate pages from your site it should tell you about URLs identical in terms of title and description.
Dec 3rd, 2012, 11:20 AM
Something I read somewhere about junk pages bringing down a site went something like this ...
Imagine you have 5 pages that make up your site, and they are graded for quality from 1-100.
page A --- excellent score of 95
page B --- pretty good, score of 85
pages C, D, and E --- garbage, score of 10
Average it all out for a total website score of 42 out of 100. (sucks!)
Now whether it really works like that or no, I have no clue. But it changed the way I think about allowing junk pages to just hang around and exist.
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