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Does anyone know why my website's URLs in Google web index has dropped to "0" ? It shows I have +350 link on my xml file and last week I had +150 URLs in web index. I didn't do any changes to my XML file.

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This belongs on Webmasters. But, you should probably give more info/context on your situation. – Yahel Feb 24 '11 at 15:46
How are you checking this? A Google search? Webmasters Tools? Have you made any changes? Do you use any black hat techniques? Is your content unique? Or copied? We're gonna need to know a lot more before we can help you. – John Conde Feb 24 '11 at 20:11
Assuming by "XML file" you means sitemaps.xml, that doesn't mean much of anything. Google makes no promises(second to last paragraph) they'll crawl all the URLs contained in it. (Obviously this doesn't solve anything for you, but don't waste time thinking it's important to the question of why you seem to have dropped out of results.) – Su' Feb 24 '11 at 21:24
@yc01 What kind of information do you need? – Jay Feb 25 '11 at 16:42
@SU, Yes its sitemap.xml. You mean even thought I lost the URLs which is 0 in google webmaster, still I have all urls crawled and in the index of google? – Jay Feb 25 '11 at 16:46

This happened to me a few weeks ago. I redid a section of my site and then my urls and backlinks dropped to zero. I think it had to do with Google being in the middle of re-analysing my site. I waited a week and they all came back.

It may also have to do with Google's new algorithm, but that is complete speculation. I'd recommend just waiting to see if the urls come back.

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Did you still get the error of 0 URL? I did redo my page and still nothing. – Jay Mar 16 '11 at 19:56

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