After adding new navigation bar pages are disappearing from Google's cache.

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I recently build up a new site navigation for my website www.southafricangeographic.com
The reason for this, the original Yola top navigation became a bit confusing.
Most links on the original navigation where canceled, so the new navigation bar
could take over, since then Google does not find my pages anymore and are
disappearing out of the Google cache.
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Ernst Weinert

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Posted 8 years ago

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petercsea

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Hello Ernst,

I think your best bet is to go to google webmasters and have a look at the report for www.southafricangeographic.com.
There may have been some drop out of the sitemap or some other problem. The webmaster report will give you a very clear idea if there are any problems discovered in your site.
Google Webmasters Central
You just login with your Google login if you are unfamiliar with this facility.
We can help you translate any issues but no-one else can get into your reports other than yourself. just cut and paste issues if you see anyhting that you don't understand.
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hello petercsea,
Thanks, the sitemap looked O.K. resubmitted it and we will see.
But back to my question should I have any problems installing my own
navigation bar, and take the original site navigation out of the menu?

Regards
Ernst
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petercsea

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In a word "no". This is a very common thing for Yola builders to do. The pages still exist and there are links to them from your navigation. that fills the criteria.

If they're in the sitemap and there's no crawl errors then that's not going to be a cause of the issue.

Did you see any other errors reported in Google webmasters?
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Hi Ernst,

Petercsea is correct. There is no difference when it comes to Google crawlers whether you are using the navigation that comes with the style, or you create your own. Google follows links, and the links in the menu that comes standard with the style follow the same format of any link.

If you have pages on your site that are not linked to from anywhere then this would be a problem as the search engine crawler would have no way to get to the page. That said, just make sure to have any pages you want accessed by the crawler linked to from somewhere so the bot has a path to follow.

I hope this information is helpful!

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Ernst Weinert

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O.K lets wait, but I have got the feeling that Google ignores my Accordion navigation and just sticks to the top navigation 3 links in cache.

Regards
Ernst