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Does Google just Hate dropped domain names?
We're now 2/3 on google not indexing a site developed on deleted domains.
Christopher C




msg:149342
 7:32 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I realize that there are certain penalties associated with developing a domain that was deleted and has pagerank (i.e. the backlinks are discounted by google). However, we're now finding ourselves once again in the situation where we cannot get a new domain indexed by google that we caught in the drop market.

The domain name was ideal for us on this site and we did pay for it. Namely we caught keyword.com through clubdrop and at a price.

Since that time (about 4 months ago now), we've developed the domain heavily. We have many inbound links from many quality sites & are also dmoz listed. To date we're doing quite well in the SERPs for inktomi, but even our homepage is still not being indexed by google.

Does anyone have any advice? In the first case we emailed help@google.com and did get a reply. Unfortunately it was something to the effect that "We have passed the information onto our engineers who may or may not fix the problem, sorry we cannot comment beyond that". This was about 2 months ago on a 8 month old non-indexed domain that is a similar situation.

 

BroadProspect




msg:149343
 6:49 pm on Aug 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would try again to this email and to the webmaster email and also phone them and send them an official letter, this worked for me in the past
/BP

fourstardragon




msg:149344
 8:24 pm on Aug 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

"I realize that there are certain penalties associated with developing a domain that was deleted and has pagerank (i.e. the backlinks are discounted by google). However, we're now finding ourselves once again in the situation where we cannot get a new domain indexed by google that we caught in the drop market."

Hello Christopher_C. FWIT, as an experiment, I let the domain for my personal site expire, re-registered, and did a site redesign. It took nearly a year to be fully listed and ranked again.

If your site doesn't use any spammy tactics, I don't think you will have any long-term problems.

- Mike T.

GerBot




msg:149345
 11:37 am on Aug 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

no matter how legit your domain might be, in my experience you have next to no chance of getting an expired domain back into G at the moment.

Like you said even gaining new links from top authorities dmoz, Y! etc will not help.

This is (as far as I'm concerned) a problem at Google's end, but then I feel the solution fixes more problems than it causes so I don't expect perfect solution for you anytime soon.

Christopher C




msg:149346
 1:42 pm on Aug 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the responses :)

>>I would try again to this email and to the webmaster email and also phone them and send them an official letter, this worked for me in the past<<

Did you call/mail their main office?
Thanks,
Chris

BroadProspect




msg:149347
 5:36 pm on Aug 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

yes

satanclaus




msg:149348
 5:43 pm on Aug 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Christopher, Google does that to prevent abuse of deleted domains. It should roll over in around 6 months but you might be able to get it expedited as mentioned above.

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