|Site Banned From Google - any hope for recovery?|
One of the sites I own - an amazon associate type site has been banned from google - site:#*$!.com returns nothing and xx.com also returns nothing.
I dont know the exact reason for the ban, the site is 3 years old, is it worth trying to recover this site at all?
I would remove the associates and put something else up, no more than a days work as it may not be even worth this amount of effort.
So can banned sites ever return I guess is the query?
Quick answer is yes - the Reconsideration Request used to be called the "Reinclusion" Request and was exclusively use for 100% banned sites. That said, something major usually needs to be fixed first.
|So can banned sites ever return I guess is the query? |
I would suggest that you make sure you are on the up & up with all other sites you own (If any) before you do a re-inclusion request.
The minute you click submit on the request form... a Googler may just look at:
- All your sites sharing the same Analytics account ID
- All sites you may be running adsense on with the same pub-id
- All sites you have in GWT (Google Webmaster Tools)
- Don't forget Google is a Registrar also and may use that info to preserve the value of their index.
If they find others like the one they dropped, kiss them goodbye as well.
I had a drop-ship/affiliate site dropped from the google index in late 2007, after 18 months, many pages of very useful and well linked-to content, and 4 re-inclusion requests, I gave up trying. Along the way, I watched a few other very good sites suffer manual reviews and very obvious penalties, some penalties which still exist today.
Bottom line IMHO... if a site was manually removed/deindexed, walk away from it, clean up all others and be prepared for the worse, just in case.
Just my .02 cents.
Good input. I don't think it's possible that every human reviewer rates exactly the same. And even though it takes a consensus of 5 independent reviews (if the patent is still accurate), i'm sure unevenness can creep in, both positive and negative.
I know of a site that was bounced out about a year ago, and the Google communicator at the time told the, it would never come back -- but three months later it did.
So nothing is set in stone, and unevenness in penalty situations can happen in both directions, for you and against you.
Thanks mhansen, that is good advice, I have quite a few amazon sites on the server and just this one is banned, I will not risk further collateral damage.
I will remove the Amazon stuff, just add a few holding pages and keep an eye on it, I wont invest more than a few hours of my time here.
Good call I think driller41.
Although, if its a good domain, you could always try transfering it to another name / server, and putting some fresh content on - hopefully that should wipe the slate clean to start a fresh?
@ Tedster -
|So nothing is set in stone, and unevenness in penalty situations can happen in both directions, for you and against you. |
Agreed... I have seen some other penalties removed without issue.
@ Driller -
Please revisit this post and share what happens, what you do to the site, etc.
why was the site banned?
Nothing specific, the site was running an Amazon Associates script, but so are other sites I host and they are fine, I guess it is duplicated Amazon content coupled with too few links yielding a low quality score on the site.
I know this was a while ago, but last night I got round to looking in the files of this site, I noticed that I had put google analytics in the root of the site - obviously in the past I wanted this information from them.
So I am paranoid - did I give them too much information and got the ban that way?
There is absolutely nothing different about this site to the other 5 I run on the host - just this one has the google analytics setup - it has now gone of course.
Register a new domain & start over...that's what I'm trying with one site they never seemed to like. The site was clean as a whistle, but the domain name included "get", which from my experience, they don't seem to like.