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Site completely disappeared

gone and out of here



4:47 pm on Dec 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Very odd - my site has completely vanished from google. It was a reasonable PR5 homepage with about 40,000 pages of varying PR and was driving about 25,000 searches a day:

Have tried :

site:yourdomain.com football

And nothing - it disappeared yesterday morning and can't find anywhere not even on www2 or www3.... any ideas from anyone?

Interestingly I can find pages using :


Is it a temporary blip or a ban. I do have some seo like h1, alt and obviously some text titles and description meta-wise.

But the site is no different from any of the PPC affiliate sites or the supposed 300 odd shopping portals that all seem to still be in existence.

Any ideas? Am I able to contact Google to get an explanantion - if so where do I email? GG can you help?


4:09 pm on Dec 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator ianturner is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Have you had any downtime recently?


4:24 pm on Dec 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I emailed Google about the disappearance of my site from the Serps (I wanted to know if I was under some kind of penalty) - just got a standard reply telling me to look at the webmaster guidelines etc etc. :(
The email address I used was search-quality@google.com


12:58 pm on Dec 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Yes did have two days when was down at end of Nov and then about a week later on 6th Dec....

I guess it could be that - I have heard on the grapevine that a couple of other search sites have disappeared.... could just be a coincidence!

I will email the search qulaity email - thanks!

Here's hoping google's not about to start removing "search engine" type sites


12:03 am on Dec 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

that's bad luck. I would think that emailing them at this time of year might not herald a quick response.

If they don't respond then best (and I know this is easier said than done) pick yourself up and try a different approach.

Keep your chin up!


12:08 am on Dec 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Sticky me your url and I'll take a look.

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