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Site: search results - does Home Page at end mean penalty?

 3:37 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you do a "site:www.website.com" search in Google, and your index page shows up last in the results, could that indicate that your site or index page has been penalized?



 5:36 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

IMHO - It just means that Google is Retarded


 6:50 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

More specifically, the site that this is happening to has had a ranking penalty in the past, about 2 years ago. The penalty was a cross linking penalty [2 related websites / same server]. Shortly after that, the site died, and the domain was parked at Sedo for a long time. Now about 2 months ago, I brought the site back to life, and turned it into an informational website [used to be ecommerce]. It has a lot of quality backlinks, and Google just indexed about 10% of the pages, although the index page shows up last using the aforementioned command "site:www.example.com", and the other newly indexed pages are all "supplemental".

Is there any chance a ranking penalty could still apply to the domain, even though all cross linking issues were cleared up years ago?


 6:43 am on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

A commonality that I have notices between sites that where at one point banned and no longer banned is that new pages are required to prove themselves with authority.

Thus if the home page had say 10 strong links, those links could have little to no value to this site. Thus adding new quality links could in-fact break this lock and may move things back into shape.

Best of luck!


 6:45 am on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am sorry I forgot to add that I would imagine your specific scenario could mean a strong penalty.


 12:28 am on Dec 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hmmm .... i have a couple of sites where the top results show "supplemental" [ old pages ]. The home page is around 5-6 place beneath.

Should i read anything into this?


 12:54 am on Dec 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

BlueLeaf, briefly, yes your site is penalized.


 10:10 am on Dec 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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[edited by: Whitey at 10:15 am (utc) on Dec. 30, 2006]

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