| 12:05 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Perhaps this should have been a post in the Google forum?
The short answer to your question is incoming links.
| 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.
| 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.
| 7:27 pm on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Viewing pages with IE and the toolbar (with PR tool etc. enabled) DEFINITELY encourages Googlebot. |
It never has it never will . . .
| 11:32 pm on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Given that Google has indexed urls that I have typed in (to test script behaviour) and do not otherwise exist, I think I am pretty solid ground.
It's hard to prove a negative (as you seem to believe) but very easy sometimes to prove a positive and to my satisfaction, the case is proven definitively that Googlebot responds to toolbar data.
| 11:14 am on Jan 23, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I had the same problem last year.
Try to use many spider simulators available on the net.
See if you encounter '403 forbidden' error message while using the simulators
The problem that I had was with the host. No spider / crawler could index my site. So I had to change the host, and it fixed the problem
| 12:12 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Yay! I got very lucky. I posted a legitimate link on a guestbook (not spam) and it actually had google crawling all the way to my site. I'm indexed now, on 2nd spot for one pop. keyowrd! :D
| 12:18 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|It never has it never will . . . |
Hmmm... you sound quite sure about that comment...