sheffnet - 8:50 am on May 15, 2013 (gmt 0)
In response to lewis1's recommendations a week ago, I could not find anywhere to ask Google to recrawl the site so I just amended the title tag to remove City + Keyword and I replaced those words with the company name e.g. XYZ & Co ... (other keywords) ...
A day or so after I did this, the site disappeared again from Google.com whilst remaining high for non-exact searches where the site still ranks well on both Google.co.uk and Google.com.
I am waiting for a regular recrawl to pick up the amendment to XYZ & Co ..(other keywords).... as the title tag but this hasn't happened yet. Indeed, Google seems to have made up its own title tag for us which is the same as the wording we use on a Google Adwords Ad: City + Keyword + Another Keyword.
We are now losing searches from people who would search for our main core keyphrase: city+keyword
We are only getting people searching for: city+other keywords.
It's not as if we are trying to only get people to visit the site from the city. This would be like Kentucky Fried Chicken only seeking site visitors from Kentucky. We don't want that at all (not as though we are even getting that). Our site is blocked from the results seemingly because the domain name (www.city-keyword.com) is the same as the best search phrase.
We want site visitors from all locations who seek to buy the city+keyword merchandise that we sell. Some Google rule seems to prevent this.
Where's the justice in that?
Maybe a recrawl will set it right.
Maybe they'll respond to my reinclusion request but I'm concerned that the change to the title that Google has made up is the response to the reinclusion request, even though they have not communicated anything to me about it.
I'm about to go off for a week's holiday so am sitting tight hoping that the results will sort themselves out.