| 1:41 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
first - figure out why you were "banned" (which is extremely rare to happen).
second - correct the problem.
third - ya, a new domain name usually works, but if the content is the same, you will probably have the same thing happen again.
| 3:04 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
3 of my sites were banned today by google. I have a theory as to why they were banned and have corrected the problem. Will waiting for a re-cache of my sites be sufficient or is there more i need to do?
| 4:53 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
search for "google reinclusion" if you were banned (site not on the index). Changing things is not enough to get back.
| 5:33 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
There are a few times G will likely never unban you. 1st if you bought a site and completly changed it's subject or left it on topic and added a bunch of worthless generated pages. 2nd if a site is part of a big network of generated pages and they all got hit. You can also get banned for selling links. I'm not sure but I would bet they don't undo a ban like that either.
| 6:18 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Get another domain and move your content over to it. Might as well fix whatever you think Google banned you for on your new domain. Move on. Don't expect Google to let you back in.
| 6:46 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Well my theory is to do with the link pages on each of these 3 sites. If i delete all these link pages and send in a reinclusion request then i should be ok right?
| 7:42 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
There is always hope. Don't bank on it. Start a back up plan now. Best case it takes a few months.
| 10:49 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Ogletree, what do you know about "1st if you bought a site and completly changed it's subject". Lots of people, including me, have done it but I havent read about anyone squealing yet.
| 5:21 am on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I didn't say you will get banned for that. I said if you get banned for that. For every site that has been banned you can list several sites that do the same thing and have not been banned yet and may not get banned. Google probably does not care if your site does not rank. But if you start ranking everywhere and your site is just worthless affiliate crap and everybody turns you in you may get banned.
Let me ask you this. If you buy a site completly change the subject where the backlinks are about something completly different will you walk up to Matt Cutts and give him the URL and tell him what you did.