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[edited by: heini at 11:17 pm (utc) on Sep. 8, 2002]
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While I can't say that is why it is no longer in the search engines - I would suggest the following as possibilities:
1) It is on angelfire
2) The link already refered to contains the word link and has links (even though they are relevant)
4) HTML is just not normal
However, I doubt any one of these was the cause for you being rejected - I would try to redo the html on the page - use one of those online html checkers.
This is the type of content google wants, but you need to make it a little bit more readable for their robots.
Hopefully that will help, but I can't guarantee it will. Maybe someone else will have some better suggestions.
As for e-mails to Google, forget it. I don't think Google even has human beings around to read them. My hunch is the just send all of them them to that bit bucket known as /dev/null/ immediately after sending that "Keep on Googlin" auto-ack.
There are a variety of reasons why a site can disappear from Google's index.
The most frequent reason is server downtime.
Other reasons include invalid coding, hosting in cheap and dodgy environments, absence of links.
Only then follow possible bans by search engines. Sites do get kicked out of Google, again for a varity of reasons.
I'd like to invite you to read back here. You'll find a wealth of information and discussion on problems surrounding being indexed by Google.
Also I strongly recommend taking a long hard look at your site - what do YOU think, might be a problem with the site?
Did you analyze your incoming links? Did you look at your html? Is the content of your site duplicated somewhere?
Did you participate in a link exchange?
A lot of people here can relate to your situation. It's very frustrating to suddenly see a site dissappear from Google's index.
Nevertheless, we don't do site reviews.
Instead we discuss how webmastering, optimizing for search engines, strategies for web publishing as well as the technical side of things works.
Out of curiosity.. is your site in DMOZ.org? Although listing in DMOZ is not an 'absolute' requirement, being listed really helps in getting noticed by the search engines... especially Google.
You might want reference the excellent Google reference that is on this board... I forget where it is though...
[edited by: NFFC at 9:33 am (utc) on Sep. 11, 2002]
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joined:June 28, 2002
You may want to read various other threads on this board regarding this topic.
Getting Politically correct about Google and their policies towards other sites is NOT a good idea.
For a start Google will NOT delete a site just for NO reason, (i wish they would, so i could get all my competitors shut down)
Are you sure your hosting company did not have problems when the spider called round for Tea and Biscuits.?
(if NOT, you can always complain, and show them your invoice for payments made for 15mths of inclusion and traffic, and ask for a refund)
[edited by: Shakil at 9:40 am (utc) on Sep. 11, 2002]