| 2:53 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Very good question. Same boat here. PR 5 site established in 2003 on a dedicated IP, which was on its way to making some good dough - dropped like a sack of bricks in Nov/Dec 2004. My suspicion is the usage of amazon images, links with a "asin" parameter, product pages with duplicate product info, etc.
The question is - what IS the best solution? I am on the verge of deleting roughly 50,000 pages, adding a custom error page, and a progressive rebuild starting with the top level categories, and working down (using different fielnames than the current pages). Has anyone experienced Google's reaction to such a massive slaughter? Timeframe involved in seeing results? Is it worth it trying to salvage the domain and PR - or is it a lost cause?
| 3:01 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I don't think so because there are quite alot of Amazon AWS sites doing very well with about 2 million page index in Google. The below is one site that uses AWS and it create friendly URLs for SEO.
[edited by: jatar_k at 4:12 pm (utc) on April 6, 2006]
[edit reason] no urls thanks [/edit]
| 3:04 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)|
but shopireland.ie is part of Amazon.co.uk!
| 3:11 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to Shop Ireland, where Irish Shoppers can browse and shop Amazon's products in Euro. We work in association with Amazon.co.uk to bring you a massive range of items, from the latest books, to DVDs, electronics, gifts and much more.
It is a Amazon Associates. I'm a Amazon Associate too and have a smiliar site driven by AWS/ECS.
| 3:39 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I am in the same situation, have a new site driven by AWS, launched in Jan 2006. I used Amazon product descriptions at the beginning but now I'm gradually replacing them with original descriptions.
But what makes you think you've got a DC penalty? Your site is less than 4 months old. In my understanding, at this stage, the low ranking may be simply a sandox effect. Another question is whether you've got enough backlinks in such a short period to rank high even disregarding the sandbox.
I am eager to hear answers to all the questions asked in this thread.
| 2:38 pm on Apr 6, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I am not sure if we are in the sandbox or if we got a DC penalty. This was my first question...
Yes, we do not have enough backlinks yet.
But as G began to spider our page we had a really good position in the results. But after a week we vanished from the first pages to very bad positions. I am not sure if this happend because of Amazon DC or sandbox?
| 7:13 pm on Apr 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I've seen quite a few Amazon webservices driven sites de-indexed by Google. It seem like it is a sin to use Amazon webservices...
I hope Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos can communicate this impact to Larry Page soon.