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Domain has pagerank, backlinks, but no cache

     
3:16 pm on Oct 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi

I am trying to figure out what this situation means. I have seen it several times:

A domain with:

* A high pagerannk (PR8)
* Lots of incoming links (quality)
* No cache in google

Someone suggested that this means the domain was 'penalized' by google. Then why the high PR and all the links?

What could this mean?

4:31 pm on Oct 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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All it probably means is the page in question is using <meta name="robots" content="noarchive"> tag. Doing that prevents Google from displaying a cached copy of the page.
4:47 pm on Oct 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Interesting. I had two sites that looked like this, and you were right for one and wrong for the other. The one site has the tag and the other does not.

Any thoughts on the one that does not? I didn't want to post the URL, didn't think that was good practice ;)

10:50 pm on Oct 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I'm in a similar situation. I'm convinced I've been peanalised for duplicate content. I had a full page portal from a PPC search company, on the front page of a domain for over a year whilst I developed the site. I was stupid and linked that site into my network, so I could earn some money from the full page portal. I've now spent 6 months designing the site, and it seems to be penalised. I don't know whether to wait for google to realise the page has changed, or change domain name and host. The site has been spidered during the last week, yet still no change. The front page has been visited 6 times at least.

Also check if any results come up when you do a search for the domain name in google with the www and dotcom. For me results appear if you search for the domain without the www or dotcom, but not with.

12:04 pm on Oct 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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2:07 pm on Oct 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Someone suggested that this means the domain was 'penalized' by google. Then why the high PR and all the links?

finer9, welcome to WebmasterWorld!

If your site is penalized, some bogus toolbar PR and some backlinks don't say anything. Both indicators are bogus in most cases anyway.

One great way to check this is how many pages are indexed (site:example.tld -qertz) and how good your pages rank for certain keywords.

If no pages are indexed you can assume something is utterly wrong.