sheffnet - 10:17 am on Aug 9, 2005 (gmt 0) - Yes well Googlebot was round my site in the early hours of this morning, and my rankings have now got even worse since the initial penalty was imposed!
"Googlebot is back on my site. After sending Google an email informing them that they're idiots and they dropped my site mistakenly, I received the "forwarded to engineers" email.
Last night I see the bot was back in pretty much full action. Looks like Google is trying to clean up their mistakes after all."
My site has taken me 6 years to build up. It's largely a portal for the area where I live with pages of info about places to go, things to see, plus links to local sites and ads alongside.
Is this such a crime?
I'm still well ranked on Yahoo and MSN but income is down to about 20-25% of what it used to be.
I've had plenty of emails appreciating my concern and thanking me for my patience whilst the engineers investigate. I thought that this was a good sign when I got the first one, but I now realise that everyone gets them and I wonder if anyone there really cares.
Why don't they publish the rules of this "game"?
- Yes well Googlebot was round my site in the early hours of this morning, and my rankings have now got even worse since the initial penalty was imposed!