Msg#: 27608 posted 12:02 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)
Three months ago I submitted my site to google. Since then, I am only able to see my URL if I search for my domain. No decription, no cache, nothing. Google is aware of my existance, but the bot won't come by!
The occasional visits from mediapartners-google/2.1 seem to be related to adsense instead of G. I don't get it, my meta-stuff is optimized, my robots.txt is valid and my meta robots tag is set to allow, follow.
Why won't G spider my site?
Any help is appreciated, I will sticky my url if requested.
Msg#: 27608 posted 9:00 pm on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)
I have the same problem, except in my case, it's been 7+ months since I primarily submitted my site. The web address doesn't even appear in Google at all (unlike yours, where it does). I've emailed Google and they told me they cannot check on my site but said that it was not blocked by their bot.
Msg#: 27608 posted 10:16 pm on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)
A few thoughts :-
1) Whilst rare, hosts have banned Googlebot in the past. 2) Incoming links are essential. 3) Second-hand domain names may have been banned due to the previous owner's activities. 4) Invalid markup may cause robots to puke. 5) Overtly hidden text may cause sites to be banned temporarily. 6) Viewing pages with IE and the toolbar (with PR tool etc. enabled) DEFINITELY encourages Googlebot.