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A few questions
richiwatts




msg:703474
 8:58 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I have a couple of questions that i hope I can get some help with.

Is it possible to tell if you have been blacklisted from any search engine indexing?

Is there a way you can check how far down the line your site is for a certain keyword without having to check through the 1000s of search results? I want to be able to monitor progress.

I have had one of my sites registered at DMOZ for about 3 months but it is still not getting indexed in the major search engines. I have also used these tools that say they submit your site to loads of search engines just by entering the site address. The site is just a business site and contains nothing dodgy. On my first page I have a flash intro. could this stop me from getting indexed? Any other ideas why this might be happening?.

Sorry for all the questions but I thought it would be easier than posting post after post.

many thanks,
Richi

 

shadnasty




msg:703475
 10:26 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi mate,
its always a good idea to post your sites URL so that we can take a look at it...
With regards to the DMOZ listing i have found that if your site is good enough - not how fancy it looks - but has REAL content , you will get listed in the directory..
Just make sure you pick the category that BEST suits your site and wait a couple of weeks...

Shad

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[edited by: engine at 10:30 pm (utc) on Jan. 8, 2003]
[edit reason] No urls, thanks - please see TOS [/edit]

cornwall




msg:703476
 10:29 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

its always a good idea to post your sites URL so that we can take a look at it

Hello you two

Sorry but if you look at TOS (terms of service) of the boards, you will see that posting URLs like that is not usually allowed

You must talk in the abstract, widget.com and all that. The idea is to talk about general principles not specific sites

shadnasty




msg:703477
 10:47 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Please ignore the above post telling you to give your domain name!
Have taken the slapped wrist as it was intended....
Nice to get off to a good start...( thought there were a lot of widget sites out there )!

quiet_man




msg:703478
 11:50 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to you both.

I think shadnasty you may have misinterpreted richiwatts's question about DMOZ. I think he is already listed in the directory, the question was about it not getting indexed by the search engines from this listing.

Could be (at least) two reasons - there is a problem with DMOZ at the moment whereby sites that use its data for their own directories - such as Google does for the Google Directory - are still using data from September 2002. Its called the RDF dump and if you do a search (use the 'site search' function at the top of this page) on this term you should find loads of threads about it.

Second reason could be your Flash page - again, use the site search function and you will find plenty of threads to start researching about Flash and search engines. You might also want to try the Sim Spider [searchengineworld.com] in the Tools section - it will show you what search engines can read of your home page.

eljefe3




msg:703479
 1:46 am on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>Is it possible to tell if you have been blacklisted from any search engine indexing?

The only one I know of is google and you can find that out by using their toolbar and see whether the toolbar is greyed out on your site.

>>Is there a way you can check how far down the line your site is for a certain keyword without having to check through the 1000s of search results? I want to be able to monitor progress.

Not really unless you have a lot of patience or want to use an automatic rank checker and set it to check up to 10,000 SERP's or so.

A great way to ensure you get some better listing ( at least in google) would be to get some high quality (high Page Rank) links to your site.

richiwatts




msg:703480
 12:57 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

You said

"The only one I know of is google and you can find that out by using their toolbar and see whether the toolbar is greyed out on your site."

Will the whole toolbar be greyed out. When I type my domanin in the search box I get a message saying "Your search - www.domain.com - did not match any documents"

eljefe3




msg:703481
 2:24 am on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Try to type your URL in the browser and then hit enter. Then look up at your toolbar and have a look at the color. If it's white, then it hasn't been indexed. IF it's gray, then it's in trouble. Don't type the URL into their search box though.

richiwatts




msg:703482
 7:22 am on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

It was white, Thank god.

Now I just need to work on getting it indexed.

Many thanks

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