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two sites penalized

 10:30 pm on Mar 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have two sites that have been penalized by Google. No links, white pagerank.

The only similarity is that they are running php that runs off an exterior server.

Someone told me that Google is penalizing PHP sites change on every loan.

Is this true?



 12:14 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

"Someone told me that Google is penalizing PHP sites change on every loan. "

Meant to say I heard that Google is penalizing PHP sites that change on the fly. Anyone else experience this?

Bumping this up. Posts fly down in this forum...



 5:19 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Is your domain not searchable on google? If it is, then it's not banned. You have to look into your past activities and site modifications to really see what caused this.

I think it's about someone just woke up and said it loud google doesn't BAN for all these petty reasons. Yours wouldn't be the only site banned otherwise! It's that simple .. And certainly not for something like changing content regularly!? What will happen to news sites then! Fresh content brings googlebot daily and you get new listings everyday in the SERPS. What does google have against PHP sites to specifically target them?

I don't know about others, but I sure am getting sick of such threads getting posted daily!


 5:40 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I agree that it is becoming too often we are seeing similar threads.
I am just trying to figure out why my site is no longer in SERPS and has no titles and descriptions. I never saw the PHP idea and obvioulsy the modertors agreed and let me post through.


 6:02 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

If your site changes every time the page loads then it may make the bots too busy, I tried an experiment a while back using something similar which changed every page on the site everytime they reloaded and it disappeared from the serps, I took the offending code out and the site came back.

If you are using this technique maybe two updates a day is enough to keep your site fresh and ward off any potential problems.


 6:24 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

My site does not change at all. I thought maybe the exterior PHP application was causing an issue.


 7:25 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I can't imagine that being a problem, sticky me the url and I'll see if there's anything obvious.


 7:37 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

sites don't get banned because of their extension

php, asp, jsp, htm, html etc etc etc etc

doesnt make a difference


 11:00 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Usually the problem is cloaking. When it comes to PHP, a frequent problem is to use transparent session ids in links and forms.

If that is your case, just use session.use_trans_sid = 0 in php.ini and the problem may be solved.


 2:01 pm on Mar 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Would having affiliate links that read:
be consdiered a transparent session id?

Leonardo Mello

 2:11 pm on Mar 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

No, but the PHPSESSID is a session's variable.

Look for "session" section in php's help (www.php.net).

study session.use_only_cookies and other related configurations.


 8:22 pm on Mar 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

extension cant fetch you a penalty. I am sure of that as some of my sites are .php and using fine.



 9:24 pm on Mar 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

no PHPSESSID being used.

What about affiliate links?promo_sub_code=affiliate?

Is Google not liking these sites with these links?


 10:46 pm on Mar 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just noticed that Googlebot is only requesting my robots.txt and my affiliate links:


Any input is appreciated.

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