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My .info traffic is 0 - 300 Keywords stopped working
bushib




msg:3657423
 2:51 pm on May 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi there,

This has happened to my .info domain since last night and I am really upset at it.

All my 300 keywords have stopped working in Google but my site still appearing in Google with site:www.example.info and www.example.info searches.

Yesterday I received 600 visitors from Google and today only 4.

My .info domain is one and half years old. Till, Today I regularly update it with unique content and don't promote it much as I am already receiving number of visitors.. I never did spamming or adopted prohibited ways to promote the site.

I do Free directory submissions and very seldom links exchanges.

Can any expert tell me please what why it has happened to my site?

Is it a permanent problem or temporarily.?

I will be thankful for any help and guidance

Regards
bushib

[edited by: tedster at 4:08 pm (utc) on May 23, 2008]
[edit reason] switch to example.info - it can never be owned [/edit]

 

lfgoal




msg:3658187
 3:30 pm on May 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Mine's back, same position as before. I don't think it was an algo glitch. I think they're analyzing.

The question for me, even though my blog is back, is why some blogs went "zap" and others didn't.

outland88




msg:3658216
 5:08 pm on May 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

They are experimenting like crazy.

Absolutely! Cutts said the summer was the preferred time for testing.

Plus if you see your old established results gyrating you'll likely either see them plummet or vanish soon.

Ask for help from Google. Most of them will shortly start there 1-2 month vacations.

Hissingsid




msg:3658324
 8:31 pm on May 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Absolutely! Cutts said the summer was the preferred time for testing.

Probably because they are all off snow boarding and skiing in the winter.

Cheers

Sid

lfgoal




msg:3658628
 2:57 pm on May 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

"Plus if you see your old established results gyrating you'll likely either see them plummet or vanish soon."

Do you think this is true of what happened recently with the blogspot and .info domains. Or was that just some levers being pushed one way to accomplish a task and then back again when the task was done?

Lorel




msg:3658652
 4:16 pm on May 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

It occurred on a weekend too--depending on your time zone.

gckorn




msg:3659167
 2:09 pm on May 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

I publish a .info site that has existed for over 4 years. It is used as a source and referenced by thousands including, among others, the Library of Congress. At 3 p.m. EDT on May 23, it disappeared from search results for many, but not all, keywords. For some keywords, it's position was unchanged. For other keywords, it was gone from all Google datacenters.

So one takeaway from the experience is that .info domains were not 100% removed (cannot be if some keywords behaved as before).

In any event, I assumed this was a Google shuffle that would resolve itself within a day, which indeed it did by noon on May 24. I hadn't known that it might have been .info-only.

[edited by: tedster at 7:16 pm (utc) on May 26, 2008]

CainIV




msg:3659400
 9:27 pm on May 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

There has been lots of testing this holiday weekend from what I see. This phenonemon, in my opinion, it likely related to the testing that I have been seeing progressing over the course of websites in the SERP's.

I would only be concerned if this continues well into the middle of this week +.

Errioxa




msg:3659437
 10:28 pm on May 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Conclusion?
-we should not use domains .info
-we should not use blogspot wordpress, etc

gibbergibber




msg:3665234
 9:19 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've noticed a lot of spam comes from (or appears to come from) .info domains, so I'm only half-surprised by this.

Is there some reason why this TLD is so commonly used by spammers?

2lame2rank




msg:3665389
 1:02 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is there some reason why this TLD is so commonly used by spammers?

For a long time, they were very cheap, like $1 each. So when you spamming your domain is banned quickly, and.info is like 10 times cheaper than .com.

Of course you can get many keyword domains in .info that are locked up in .com so thats another reason too.

gibbergibber




msg:3665549
 7:55 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

--For a long time, they were very cheap, like $1 each. So when you spamming your domain is banned quickly, and.info is like 10 times cheaper than .com.--

Interesting...

So a good way to fight spam might be to raise the price of domain names and restrict the number of TLDs?

Hissingsid




msg:3665561
 8:22 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi,

Could it not be the case that the fact that a site is on a .info TLD is just a (perhaps very) small part of a new algo. Perhaps the spam bar is a little lower on these domains so they are more easily caught.

So in effect spammers, who tend to be the ones who have bought these domains, have to be much whiter here than they are on their .com domains.

Cheers

Sid

outland88




msg:3666423
 7:00 am on Jun 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

McAfee in a report released just yesterday rated info domains as the third most dangerous(their words) just behind hk and cn domains. In other words this may not be a dead issue with Google. Seems to be an uptick in chatter about cn and other risky countries seeking dot com adresses for US audiences. Least risky domains were gov, jp (Japan), and au (Australia).

vivalasvegas




msg:3667363
 7:05 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Looks like Google is doing more experimenting - my .info is once again gone from the SERPS.

kumar




msg:3671091
 10:36 am on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

its a glitch, and more .info domains will have more content than any other in Google view, because of content they are in top postion with little efforts, Google trying to decompile things , thats the reason i think

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