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If I do a domain name search, it's picking up the page title and text from my link bar, which is an include page. But no description from meta or the content.
It seems like it is being purposely ignored.
Check your logs to see if you are getting spidered, make sure nothing dicey is on your site, and find some nice new links. With any luck, you'll be back in business soon.
You problem is very much similar to slow death sites, which many Members on Board are at the moment suffering.
We had a whole big thread on it, which has been UNFORTUNATELY removed for NO REASONS.
Hang on now! and keep wondering!
Google has nothing to say on this evil most problem.
I think we need to wait until things settle down before we start to panic.
More than 8 refreshes after I still encounter this.
-I change up the SEO of them every time google spots changes and repositions them... maybe that has something to do with it.
-I add content to them often (once a week) and change around old pages
-I don't interlink them (maybe 5 links total when related)
-I have one site (for my business) that links out to all of them
-it seems odd to me that google would care the sites are all owned by the same person (nothing else explains why they were all dropped at the same time, because they were all optomized in a different manner and are completely different sites)
In response to Tom_D's initial post: I had a site that only the domain name showed for 2 months, and one day it snapped to normal.
I've added a couple of links in, but I'm also paying for those. My content seems to be of high relevance to many, because those coming from adwords view numerous pages and linger.
Could a competitor contacted google somehow, to have me removed? Any chance that by adding sitemeter, it gummed it up for me? Any ideas, on how I could quickly get re-established by google? Or is it just a pay, then wait and wait.
Very sorry to learn about your problem. I can feel the frustration, yet - please try to address this issue long term and with the right attitude.
Here is how I would tackle the situation:
- See what your site does with the other SEs
- same problem? something is definitively wrong!
- next check: use online tools that mimick spiders, SE's
- here you can learn a whole lot about your improvement areas (trust me, you got them, even dell.com has some)
- by now you will already have some advice to start tweaking, correcting
- one of the most frustrating issues: check your robots file at the server (if you have access), some folks got their robots.txt file corrupted (or hacked) and were dropped by the SEs), ask your hosting company if you don't own the server
- see some of your competitor's sites, look at their source code to get more ideas, by comparing their <head> section for example with yours you will start asking questions to yourself, find answers around here in the forum, use the search feature
- do you have links coming in from other web sites? you NEED some or G will not index you (cuz not found, hanging in the air, detached from the rest of the web)
- after this you should have built a site that is way better than what you have today
Now, if you are not back into Google by then, this leads me to the most important message:
MAKE SURE YOU DON'T HAVE ALL EGGS IN ONE BASKET!
If for some reason you have trouble getting back into Google, at least you need traffic and revenue by other means. Don't just play the Google game, play the "USEFULL, TECHNICALLY SOUND AND USER-VALUE-ADDING WEBSITE" game.
Done that you will be back in Google and have built something to last.
'nother important message:
NEVER give up, NEVER start improving, the reward is massive between the frustrations! And if it's just so that you have learned a lot and can apply at will.
My site has lots of pages with quality content, incoming and outgoing links, and no excessive SEO. I would think it is an authorative site, but apparently Google doesn't think so. My competitor's sites have not changed since before the Florida update. I have reexamined my site and made a few minor changes, but they have not influenced Google. My key phrase is found in the title, banner alt tag, and header, and in the abchor text in some of the incoming links, but I don't see why this would be considered excessive SEO.
My site is a travel guide site and on some pages I have extensive lists of places of lodging such as hotels and motels, all of which include the name of the city in the address which, incidentally, is also included in the keyphrase. I have wondered if this could be considered as SEO.
We can only wait for a better engine.
Its pretty sad they cant even spend two minutes to explain what they are doing right now.
I lost everything - just like many others.
I have already started to visit other search engines just not to give google credit anymore.
Sorry about that man.
Everything in Google looks strange since months. However, maybe there is a good explanation in everything. I can't say more than other webmasters or SEOs say.
However, regarding PR0, I suspect with a degree of certainty of over 90% that a penalization is involved. I hope at least it's a short term one. But nobody will know exactly. Only Google does.
I advise you to send a polite email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com but don't expect too much from them. In the meantime don't miss the great advices of addfree.
I am wondering if Lycos has recently (since 10/04)
reconfigured a DNS server that inadvertently blocked Googlebot.
I have written firstname.lastname@example.org,
webmaster@google and Lycos but they have not answered.
Is there anyone who can be contacted to look into this problem?
[edited by: Jakpot at 4:13 pm (utc) on Jan. 29, 2004]
My Big Question is:
I changed my homepage to display a image redirect to a credit reports co. which I will receive money as an affiliate..will this hurt me. I also have this image on other pages as well and 3 more image re-directs which are competitvely placed and are appropriate for the site which is financially related. any answers would be helpful
I started this thread and appreciate all the helpful advice. But, I find it interesting, that I can now type in "vanished from google" in google search, and get this thread as the No. 1 ranking.
So basically, my search for why I'm vanished ranks high, but my website is nowhere to be seen.