I bought a domain from aftermarket auctions recently that is giving me some fits.
The site has ~1,000 authentic links from .edu/.gov sites, plus a couple thousand other strong links. We're not talking blog spam stuff, these are legitimate links from a previous life.
It looks like the previous owners had 301'd it to a new URL when the organization changed names.
I figured this would be a great URL for me -- and it shares a name that is appropriate for my new use.
Not so fast.
After publishing content, i noticed it wasn't indexing my new site. Strange. I've also had some link campaigns started. Nothing shady or even 'greyhat.' After getting in and submitting a sitemap to try force-feeding google, I see this at the top of my webmaster tools:
"Pages on your site may not appear in Google search results pages due to violations of the Google webmaster guidelines. Please review our webmaster guidelines and modify your site so that it meets those guidelines. Once your site meets our guidelines, you can request reconsideration and we'll evaluate your site"
I also see this:
"Googlebot last successfully accessed your home page on Apr 27, 2008."
at the same time site:domain.com shows 0 results.
I submitted a reinclusion(oh wait, it's reconsideration now) request almost two weeks ago and haven't had any luck. I'm about 5 weeks in since buying the domain, and i'm just baffled as to why I'm not indexed on this url.
Considering what the site was previously(a nonprofit org) and the strong backlinks, I have a hard time believing they did anything too horrible to deserve being de-indexed.
Does anyone have experience with getting sites re-included in the index? If so, how long did it take? How long should I wait before submitting another reconsideration request?
Does anyone know if there are special code words like spam/paid link submissions to help get a pair of human eyes on it?