JackR - 4:28 pm on Nov 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the replies guys!
It's a business located in London in the UK, serving primarily businessmen, travelling professionals and those with significant disposable income.
The new host is Poundhost, an old (2001) and respected UK hosting company located in Blue Square - one of the UKs largest hosting hubs.
The new URLs are 100% relevant.
For example, three of the new URLs have already been designated by Google as sitelinks.
Whereas previously I had
... I now have simply:
I did this by moving the content and text from the three older pages and revising it on a single, focused and 100% relevant new page.
The site has 389 indexed URLs.
I added 5 new URLs and redirected 2 or 3 of the old URLs to one of the new URLs.
About the DMCA requests: My homepage had a very concise, handwritten introduction to the company, its 'product' and the 'service'.
This text has been copied from Dubai to Hong Kong to Russia to every other market where my business exists. Even if I were able to secure the removal of some of these other sites, they'd simply spring back up - I've seen it before.
Nothing untoward with the colour schemes. No hidden, dubious, tiny or hard to read text anywhere. The background colour is good ol' #000000 and the text #FFFFFF. The hyperlinks with the text were the same colour, but bold and strong and clearly visible as hyperlinks, including underlining on mouseover.
Everyone thinks this, but I can honestly say that of it's kind, my site is a fine example. Luckily it's a very well established business so the absence of organic Google search traffic is irrelevant to income and clientele, which is largely word of mouth.
That said, it's damn annoying that Google can't ensure it appears in the SERPs - especially as it's not under any sort of penalty.