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Not spidering ... penalty not lifted
It used to be a "bad" website ...

 12:45 am on Sep 12, 2003 (gmt 0)


I bought a domain name last year. Using the Wayback Machine, I just reliased that it is an adult site. Probably it was blacklisted.

Then, I work on this site improving it and finally I got listed at ODP. On top of that, I managed to get some good site with PR 5 linking to me.

Later, I wrote to Google dept asking for reinclusion but after at least 6 mths, I still can't get included in Google's index. Needless to say, I got zero backwardlinks, PageRank 0. But under the Directory section at Google Toolbar, I am listed. When I click on it, my site is not shown at Google Directory.

My questions ... normally what are the chances that a site which banned previously, can be included in Google again?




 2:01 am on Sep 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am in the same boat Davidku.It apparently helps if you approach someone personally at Google.Other than that kiss it goodbye is what I have done.


 2:55 am on Sep 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Here is the email I get from them. Till now, not even a single referral from Google. Probably, I am not drop from the penalty.

Sigh .. after so much of repair work, maybe I should start a new website instead of waiting.

DATE: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 18:29:22
From: help@google.com
To: david
Fwd: Re: [#2068988] Reinclusion regiest

Hi David,

Thank you for your reply. The Google index contains two types of pages - fully indexed and partially indexed pages. Your page is currently partially indexed, which means that although we know your site exists, our robots have not read the content of your site in past crawls. This does not adversely affect your PageRank or your inclusion in our index. It does however mean that we don't 'know' what to call your page so it gets listed by its URL.

We appreciate the frustration this causes webmasters who work hard to make their sites accessible to users. We are working to change the way Google displays partially indexed pages and hope in the future the description and titles of these pages will be more satisfactory. In addition, we continue working to increase the number of fully indexed pages in our search results.

Please be advised that a PageRank of zero does not necessarily mean that a page or site has been penalized by Google. A page may be assigned a rank of zero if Google crawls very few sites that contain links to the page in question. Additionally, pages recently added to the Google index may also show a PageRank of zero because they not have been crawled by Googlebot and consequently have not yet obtained a ranking score. A page's PageRank may increase naturally with subsequent crawls. In the meantime, a zero PageRank should not be a source of concern.

The Google Team


 12:51 pm on Sep 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi davidku,
You'll want to paraphrase that e-mail...See #9 [webmasterworld.com]

To me it sounds like you're on the road to a slow Google recovery.

maybe I should start a new website instead of waiting.

Do both.


 7:29 pm on Sep 15, 2003 (gmt 0)


How long has your site been online for? Did you ever have a PageRank or Backlinks?


 7:30 pm on Sep 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Anyone know how I can approach someone "personally" at Google?

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