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1 I have recently paid for a keyword with <snip> search engine. I checked just now and Probot which has a PRO. Could this be damaging me in Googles eyes?
I note that <snip> has a lot of pages indexed by Google.
Is Probot considered a link farm/bad neighbourhood?
2 I have been also started recently providing several links to <snip> on internal pages. These generate popups for site visitors and effectively boost my traffic. However if this going to give me "negative points/penalty" from Google then I'll dump them quickly.
Help would be appreciated
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 7:51 pm (utc) on Aug. 23, 2002]
[edit reason] see the charter - no spam finger pointing please. [/edit]
Paying a search engine for a keyword won't have a negative effect on your positioning at Google. I don't know what Probot is, but if it's they who have a lot of pages indexed at Google, then they would not be considered a bad neighborhood, otherwise they would not be in Google. Popups don't affect Google placement. If places your site links to are suffering a PR0 penalty, then get rid of those links. I assume by PR0, you have a white toolbar, not a gray one, right? If you have been in the Google index for about a month total, then don't get excited. The PR calculations for the update underway now won't settle down for a few days yet, you might see PR when it's done. And do you have links into your site from other sites that have PR?
In Google's eyes, you may be linking to a bad neighborhood. ;)
Good point. I didn't think Google would be so childish.
This program I a promoting could be the reason. Its only in last few months that I have added the affilate links for it.
Interestingly just days hours even before being "greyed" from PR6 back at end July I got a page in at No3 for the keyphrase "we.... gold" in www2 database. Good eh!
When the switch came I was grey and nowhere to be seen.
Suprising or what. I was sick as yu might imagine.
I will be removing this link ASAP. Its not worth the loss of Google's favor.
> I am trying to work out why I have been given a PRO in last two updates.
A recent post...
> Its only in last few months that I have added the affilate links for it.
Coincidental? I don't think so. Is Google crawling your site? If so, is it only looking for one page? If so, 1 + 1 + 1 = 3.
The Googlebot has not visited me around the time I was greyed. Last visit around 20th july.(Total visits to all pages 19543)
I noted that Googlebot visited 536 pages almost within hours and I think after I was greyed back in July. In hindsight perhaps it was removing pages from its index in that crawl?
You seem very clued up on this...so can I ask you advise.
I'm currently grey now...I have now removed the wpg references from my site.
Do you think Googlebot will come back, I have enough inward links? or should I start again?
I've been gray for a couple of years now! ;)
My experience with PR0 is limited to lurking here, (but I do a lot of lurking :) ), and I for one would start all over with a new domain the same day I got PR0, if that ever happened. It seems that the only way to get rid of PR0 is if you are lucky enough to have Googleguy have a look at your site and remove the penalty by hand.
But here's the really weird thing. Two other people and I are working on building another website, for which the domain name is in the process of being transferred to us, and while we're waiting we are playing around with example design pages, etc. The day before yesterday, I put up one of these example pages on my site. No one except the three of us knows the page is there, and it is not linked to the rest of the site. Yet it has PR3!
Is there any possible explanation for this?