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Site hacked and robots.txt placed, taken off google.
robots.txt, hacked, taken off google

 8:43 am on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)


My Site www.example.com had attained quite high positions for keywords duing the march google updates.

After 2 days of the google update during march my site had been taken off. I was puzzled to why this happened and didn't figure why it happened. However askjeeves emailed me and told me that my site wasn't accessible because of a robots.txt file. I immediately searched for the file and then had taken it off.

I was kind of hoping that the site would be in this goolge update on around the 10-12 April but my site isn't in google yet. If you try link:www.example.com you can see that 800 links point to example.com which is far greater than the links that pointing to example.com last month.

what i would like to know is:

* When will my site be in google
* Will it start from a PR5 thats what it was before or will start from a PR0

if you could give me any advice i would be very greatful
(google is my main priority because it brings in the most hits)


[edited by: heini at 9:58 am (utc) on April 15, 2003]
[edit reason] no urls, please / thanks! [/edit]



 9:32 am on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

This is interesting becasue normally if you enter an address thats not in the index as a search query it returns the following:

Sorry, no information is available for the URL www.mysite.com

If the URL is valid, try visiting that web page by clicking on the following link: www.mysite.com
Find web pages that contain the term "www.mysite.com"

But in your case what we get is:

Sorry, no information is available for the URL www.yoursite.com
Find web pages that contain the term "www.yoursite.com"

I cant really help but i thought id bring that to your attention, it may help someone to help you, hopefully.

also i would take a look at you the TOS [webmasterworld.com] as your not supposed to drop urls.

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 10:43 am on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)


If the robots.txt has been amended and there is no other issues, then the monthly crawl (due to begin sometime in the next few days - maybe a week). Then you should show up in the next update (which could be any time between the last week of April and the 2nd/3rd week of May).

If you watch your logs you should see the Googlebot visiting your pages soon.

PLenty of info in the Google forum on all this kind of stuff.

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