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My site isn't indexed by Google - but is by everyone else

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8:06 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I run a site named <snip> that I'm starting to believe was banned by Google. The domain name was used by a porn business a year ago and I think that is what caused it.

The site is about widgets, its community online and off. An earlier version of the site I ran at <snip> is still returned in search results at Google for the phrase "big widgets" but I can confirm the new address has not been visited by the googlebot.

I've submitted my site numerous times. I have plenty of authoritative links pointing to me by others. The site is looked at as a regional resource.

Yahoo! and MSN are indexing me and Google is not.

Can you help or point me in the right direction?

Thank you in advance.

[edited by: trillianjedi at 8:53 am (utc) on Mar. 19, 2005]
[edit reason] Please see the TOS, thanks. [/edit]

8:19 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How many times you've submitted this site?
How many time is passed from the last submission?

It could be a problem of selective robot exclusion:
have you checked the robot.txt file?

8:22 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I can't recall how many times. The last time was over two weeks ago.

Here goes my robots.txt: It's simple:
<snip>

I see no instances of googlebot coming by in my logs.

This site has been up for around a year now.

[edited by: trillianjedi at 8:53 am (utc) on Mar. 19, 2005]
[edit reason] Please see TOS re: URL drops and specifics. Thanks [/edit]

8:36 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Could you tell me if the site was visible in the Google search previously?
8:37 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], kmartino. You should check out the Terms of service [webmasterworld.com] for the forum which disallow the posting of personal URLs.

You should start by sending an email to webmaster@google.com with the subject "reinclusion request". In the body of the message, explain very succinctly (not a 3000 word essay) that the site is new but the old one might have been banned.

You will find much more info on the subject in the WebmasterWorld Google News [webmasterworld.com] forum.

8:45 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Apologies. I should have read them first.

I believe <snip> was visible in Google over a year ago when a porn company had it. I think that is what may have gotten it banned.

I will send an email for a reinclusion request. I couldn't find it anywhere on Google's support site. Thanks.

[edited by: trillianjedi at 8:54 am (utc) on Mar. 19, 2005]
[edit reason] TOS [/edit]

9:10 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is what I just got:

<Stock Google e-mail>

Regards,

The Google Team

I have used their contact form to no success and no reply.

I am so frustrated.

[edited by: trillianjedi at 8:54 am (utc) on Mar. 19, 2005]
[edit reason] Please read the TOS re : reposting of emails, thanks. [/edit]

9:17 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You may think to buy a completely new domain in wich to transfer the actual content...
9:36 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the idea, but I find that totally unacceptable. <snip> has a reputation in the community.

If I could just speak to someone at Google, instead of dealing with their automated systems, I'm sure this could be resolved.

[edited by: trillianjedi at 8:55 am (utc) on Mar. 19, 2005]
[edit reason] TOS....... think you're probably getting the idea by now ;-) [/edit]

9:42 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Your site has a PR 0, if it was banned the PR bar would be greyed out. I think the problem could be with your inbound links.

[edited by: petra at 9:46 pm (utc) on Mar. 18, 2005]

9:44 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Keep in mind that not necessarily a banned domain is reincluded, so I don't know how can be useful to wait an answer from Google.

If you don't want to loose the reputation you could just try with a little variation of the original domain name such as "<snip>" or "<snip>" and so on, and bring the visitors to it with a redirecting command...

[edited by: trillianjedi at 8:56 am (utc) on Mar. 19, 2005]
[edit reason] TOS [/edit]

9:47 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you do a search for <snip> you will get results that have links to the correct site. The first site returned is the original <snip> site. I used to have it meta redirect to the new one but that never worked so now i've added plain text links.

I did that two weeks ago and it has had no effect.

<snip>

[edited by: trillianjedi at 8:56 am (utc) on Mar. 19, 2005]
[edit reason] Please guys, help me out here..... [/edit]

9:51 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you've added the links only two weeks ago and if your inbound links are only from the original web site ,than you've only wait the next crawling,that means 3-4 weeks
12:38 am on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've had inbound links for over a year from sites with PRs of 4 and higher.
9:00 am on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi kmartino and Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

Apologies. I should have read them first.

Please do - it will really save a lot of moderator time, I've had to edit almost every single message in this thread ;-)

WebmasterWorld TOS [webmasterworld.com]

This thread probably should be in the google forum. I would suggest rather than moving this now (as there's already quite a few replies) you take the info you can from here, and repost a new thread in Google news.

Please do read the TOS first though.

Thanks,

TJ

 

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