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Back in Google

Or maybe not.



5:03 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We've been scratching our heads for months trying to figure out why we dropped out of the search results. We were never banned per se, but we went from page 1 to page 8 or so, effectively rendering us invisible.

Many thanks to the person who posted the link to Copyscape. I tried it, and sure enough I found a ton of duplicate content out there. It was primarily from distributors who "borrowed" our product descriptions and pasted them into their web sites. After laboriously re-writing many pages, lo and behold we're back on page 1.

I just checked it again (1 hour after typing the above) and we're back to our old position. Well, it was fun while it lasted! So what can account for this? I checked a few other sites (google.de, etc.) and the results are the same.


8:06 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I see one site shows on and off on google. 5 minutes the site is there, 5 minutes later not in the index.

Does this predict something being happening soon? or is it penalized?


8:50 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Lou, check the different datacenters. Are you still in a good position on any of them? Or did they all drop away?


9:08 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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the sympton i see is
the site changes its position on google so frequently, every 10-20 minutes

is it because using different datacenter all the time?


10:12 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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dazzlindonna, I looked at the Google Knowledgebase FAQ. Do I find the different data centers using www2.google.com, www3.google.com? If so, those URLs all seem to point to www.google.com. If not, please let me know how to do this. Thanks.


10:17 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I do see the first 3 listings on google, take turns to disappear from google.com

I see one site diappear for a few days and now it's back
Now my site disappear but sometimes comes back ....


or google update is going on....?


10:39 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I searched WebmasterWorld and it seems like a "google dance" sympton...


10:43 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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but on these 2 data centers

it's in the index.

but search one google.com. it is not (i did ping google.com = [] in the index at all.



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