Ever build a new site with hundreds of pages and come to notice that Google found a few hundred pages one day and the next, all those pages are missing from Google? Well, if you have, your not alone. A forum thread at WebmasterWorld is discussing just that.
As one forum member explains:
I waited months for my 3000 plus product pages to be indexed. Almost all were finally indexed about three months ago. Business was good. Now, google has dropped all but 414. Business is down. 100 of them dropped out today. Anyone else with this problem lately?
Supportive members ease the mind of this member:
Don't be too quick to panic. I had something similar happen a few weeks ago, but it had a happy ending. Over a period of a few days, hundreds of pages simply vanished from Google's index. I was busy with other things and didn't have time to try any tweaking. Two or three weeks later, with no action on my part, the pages began appearing in the SERPs again, and since then things have seemed normal.