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I need help! Anyone have any ideas?
Probably unrelated, but I've noticed that several of our sites that do have Dmoz entries no longer show them in Google which seems a bit weird.
My Site Description etc... Then:
Google can show you the following information for this URL:
Show Google's cache of mysite.com
Find web pages that are similar to mysite.com
Find web pages that link to mysite.com
Find web pages that contain the term "mysite.com"
Now, goto www3, key in "mysite.com", I get this:
Sorry, no information is available for the URL mysite.com
My other site is same problem. The only thing I can tell you to try allanp73 is that put in "WWW.yoururl.com" in the search field, you may see your site (although only 1 page) get listed. Let me know if this is true.
Good Luck to ALL.
PS> My site was deep crawled and freshly crawled by google up to 2 weeks ago without any problem.
We've lost a site from -sj (and www2 and 3), but it's still there at every other data centre. Since I don't think there's any reason at all for it to be dropped I'm hopeful it'll be back next time there's a proper update. One thing I have noticed is that site is suddenly showing no backlinks on www, but hasn't affected it's #1 position.
I'm looking at the site we've lost in the -sj index as a blip which will sort itself out onthe next real update. I'm more worried about the site that's dropped to around #300 from #10 for no reason.
-sj new index (probably), see Update Dominic threads.
Google was updating monthly up 'til this month. Now no one seems to be really sure what's going on. See Update Dominic threads for that stuff too.
If it is DMOZ, I'd find out why it was dropped.
Secondly, if it was dropped from DMOZ and Google in the same time period, the only thing I can think of is maybe the site was down for a long period of time and it was removed.
But I'd go to resource-zone.com and ask why your site was removed, it's unusual that a clean site would suddenly be removed for no reason. Being removed from Google can be a fluke, but shouldn't really happen in DMOZ unless you've been naughty :)
1. Ditch the url's and start afresh.
2. Fix the problems on the sites that got them banned - like hidden text, link farms, et al and then after x period of time ask for a reinclusion.
How long is 'x'? Now there's a $24,000 question.
The sites are definitely banned from Google as well. They didn't have link links, or any spammy stuff. They were cross-linked with a small number of sites serving different areas but all are the same theme and it was logical to cross-link the sites. They were cross-linked only on one page. The other sites in the cross link group were not penalized. I don't think this is the issue, but it could be. I have to have the sites cross-linked for the user and tried to do so without being extreme or spammy.
I just wanted to add that it is not an easy thing to do to just drop the URLs. Hundreds of hours went into building and promoting the sites.
Do you have any ideas? Please share :)
p.s. If you search for the URL as term you can see all the sites which linked to the two sites. 200+ sites linking and only 8 cross-links.
I have looked the urls you sent me. It's funny this article brings me to think of your case:
Read it it, I am not if this is true, but if it is, then, you may find duplicated contents on google for ur 2 banned sites, and it may caused the drop... I am gonna email sohu to find out more, he seems to be a wise man... :)
One thing for sure allanp73 is that you are not alone on this one for this coming update... I am prepared to see my sites dispear as well, but who knows, they may come back alive for the next update? Good Luck Dude!
Does this always happens?
searching abc.com i find the website in GG search
but PR becomes 0/10
then is this also means penalised by google?
>>I wrote to resource-zone and found out why DMOZ removed them. They said that they were removed because the editor considered they to be lead generator sites. The sites are rich with content, but I feel like the people at DMOZ won't listen.
Out of interest I looked at the problem. The points I would make are
1. The sites do not offer "unique content". If you do a Google search on any number of phrases, then up comes other sites with exactly the same content. That is not a human thing (as DMOZ) and would have been picked up by the Google filters
2. DMOZ gave you a reply as to why your site was removed. Not just one, but several editors lokked at it, and all drew the same conclusion - lack of original content.
Again a fairly standard proceedure is to check for duplicate content. I tried one phrase at random and found that it occured on 49 sites (all with suspiciously similar long hyphenated urls) from Hawaii to Nova Scotia)
3. My advice to anyone with sites that are dodgey and which get banned by DMOZ, Google or anyone else is to keep a low profile. DO not complain publically, as others will dig, and you could well end up with other sites being banned.
In this case what may well have been a complaint about one of your sites being brought to Google's notice, will result in both Google and DMOZ looking at all your sites :(