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I have waited almost 4 months already. Googlebot only visited twice, first time it only visited robots.txt AND index.asp, then he left. Second time was not a crawl, he just took all my images away and he did not go into any .asp, .html...etc.
Trust me. I am a seasoned programmer and I do know what I am doing. I did no tricks to fool the bots. Every single text on my page is meant to be seen. All variables passed between forms are less 2 and there is no "id" in the variable names. I did not spam any keywords.
I seriously don't know what to do anymore. I am not talking about getting high PR and get listed in the front page in a search. My site is NOT even included when I search google using my URL except for the "Coming soon" page which I had a long time ago while I registered my domain.
Can someone share some ideas? What am I doing wrong?
Inktomi picked up about 20 of those pages today, and I am all over MSN and soon all over Yahoo.
So I say......
Build your content, stick to the basics of good SEO and some engine will like you somewhere. =\
I am not listed in DMOZ either, but I have about 50-100 google PR5+ sites that are helping me with Inktomi.
Here are a few tips for better SEO that I have found helpfull - at least on Inktomi! Waiting for the next google dance to see on google:
- Only link to PR4+ sites and higher RELATED to your site.
- Use <h1> tags where possible.
- Descriptive <alt> and <title> tags.
- Content rich pages. This is the ultimate key.
Hope this helps.
hope that help.
I've used this strategy to achieve PR4 and PR5 pages in a matter of a few months. I don't have a huge number of backlinks, but most that I do have are from relevant, high-quality sites.
Whilst submitting to directories such as DMOZ & Zeal, is a good idea, don't rely on it. You're not really in business with respect to back links until you have ~20 some of which need to be PR4 or better to really help you out. If you're in a competitive field, you may have to multiply that figure by 10.
My other site is getting crawled 2 or 3 times per day and all changes show up. Maybe they are not listing any new sites until they fix their 4.2 mil problem.
As far as that goes Inktomi hasn't picked me up either. I know Altavista picked me up in a couple of days and I had 20 crawls from them yesterday. I am listed with them. Scrubtheweb.com picked me up also. Just no inktomi and no google.....
Till then, I'll still be waiting.
If I type in my domain in Google it does come up with only the first page. For some reason it won't do a deep crawl. This has been happening for the last 2.5 months. It will come and pick up only robots.txt and the index.html then disappear.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on? My other website is fine. It is being deep crawled about every 2 days but this new site seems to be pretty invisible to Google.
I have been listed in Altavista for over a month now. I though Altavista was supposed to be the slow one to list your site..... seems google is taking that award.
Thanks for any responses or ideas anyone has.
Just like you, I have a website that gets crawled every two days.
I also have a new website that the home page only gets indexed - almost daily, but no deep crawls.
From what I have been reading on this subject, I have come to the conclusion that if you are an existing site before google 'broke' 4 months ago, you should be happy. If the site was created within 4 months of today, some webmasters are having this issue.
Heck, with my new site Inktomi has already picked up every page. And I thought google was king. =)
You are not alone - Johnny Dequino
I know something is going on with google, just having a really hard time trying to understand what is the difference between the sites.
I have been thinking about a way to try and fix this problem by even forwarding the DNS number of the other (not so important) website to my "important" new website. I think this might cause problems in a forward though and cause me to get completely ignored all together. Probably not a good idea.
I do know that the other webpage works great with all the bots and they visit all the time. I wouldn't actually mind moving all of the content and turn the other website into a "sacrificial lamb" to at least get myself listed.
The first website was just to test a concept. It worked so I included these ideas into my new site.
Anyone have any ideas on forwarding an older website's DNS to a new server, just to get crawled?
There's enough of us.... let's make a stand against the evil bot of doom..... We shall rebel and make a new bot, that doesn't discriminate, equal rights for all new webpages.... we shall overcome! ;)
All pages have been hit by a googlebot. (Page, page1, page2) I don't see any results on any data center, so what happened?
188.8.131.52 - - [12/Aug/2003:04:00:25 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 14820 "-" "Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)"
184.108.40.206 - - [12/Aug/2003:09:03:53 -0500] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.0" 200 107 "-" "Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)"
220.127.116.11 - - [12/Aug/2003:09:52:31 -0500] "GET /page.html HTTP/1.0" 200 17844 "-" "Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)"
18.104.22.168 - - [12/Aug/2003:09:56:17 -0500] "GET /page2.html HTTP/1.0" 200 11890 "-" "Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)"
22.214.171.124 - - [12/Aug/2003:10:12:30 -0500] "GET /page3.html HTTP/1.0" 200 12383 "-" "Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)"
I was listed. In fact if I go to google and type in my specific targeted keyphrase I come up #1 on my homepage. In fact, if I type in the secondary keyphrase, it comes up #3. This is in a HUGE market also. So I guess I did my homework by SEO'ing my site. (if that's a real thing anymore)
However, my largest market is very difficult and this is where the real money is on my site. However, since google won't grab any other pages, this one just isn't found and my site shows up like #145 under that search term. I know that unless there is some deep crawl activity sometime in the near future I might as well throw my site in someone's closet and close the door. I know myself that if I can't find what I am looking for in the first 2 pages on google (or any other search engine, if that exists) I just go on, or re-phrase what I am looking for.
I wish Googleguy could comment on this and let us know if it's an actual problem that is happening, or if certain sites aren't deep-crawled for a specific reason. I have heard some people saying that they are still getting a deep crawl on a new site, and others that are having my same problem. Very strange....... I had a couple of 404 errors on this site due to missing spacer images so I took the entire website, made a fresh new template without errors and changed the site... completely... just to avoid any type of 404 errors.
In the site which is getting crawled daily by google, show the headlines ( stories/posts or whatever ) from the other site via a RSS feed. Google will pick up the other site.
If you go to slashdot, you will see the latest of freshmeat on the sidebar. Everyone does this :)